The style of your ceiling is more than structural. Ceilings are as integral to conveying interior design as the walls, flooring and furniture in a room. There are a surprising number of ceiling styles common in homes todayfrom a simple, flat surface that barely gets noticed to dramatic and decorative ceilings that really grab your attention.
This is the ceiling so commonly seen in the vast majority of homes. Typically 8 feet high to conform to standard construction material sizes, conventional ceilings have a simple flat surface and accessible height, making them easy to decorate.
A suspended or drop ceiling is a secondary ceiling that hangs below an existing flat ceiling. It's made up of lightweight, acoustic ceiling panels laid into a metal grid that is suspended from the ceiling by hangers or wires.
This dramatic ceiling style has a grid of sunken panels divided and accented by molding. The effect creates a waffle-like pattern that takes a commanding role in a room.
This ceiling style is characterized by curved molding that joins the wall and ceiling in a smooth transition, creating a hollow recess or cove overhead.
Tray ceilings are flat with a rectangular center that is either popped out or inverted to add architectural interest. Recessed lighting is commonly featured in this ceiling style.
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