At once modern and traditional, they’re a great way to reimagine a space in a home or renovation by literally taking your interiors to new heights – a powerful decorating solution and a perfect way to borrow back unused space and put it to use in a small room.
A coffered ceiling is a traditional technique used for centuries both in homes and public buildings, where a section of the normal ceiling is recessed or raised by a series of grids. Often combined with architectural moulding, pressed metal, timber boards or beams, the sense of elevation creates a dramatic architectural feature that brings light and luxury to a space.
With the ability to demarcate zones within a larger space - such as over a dining area in an open plan living space – a coffered ceiling can not only divide a space visually but conquer by adding value to your home.
Not all homes have the potential for a coffered ceiling – some investigation is required before you begin to ensure the ceiling line can be raised.
How to achieve a coffered ceiling
- Check your roof cavity for available space and structural support
- Measure carefully to ensure the ceiling is where you need it to be in relation to the interior space below
- Consider options for finishing the space in keeping with the overall style of your home – whether with square-set plastering, moulded details, feature wallpaper or even windows – to form a skylight.
- Consult a professional builder for a consultation and quote
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