Kitchen Ceiling Considerations

White painted kitchen cabinets with a coffered ceiling and robin's egg blue paint on the wallsOrnate and lavish ceilings have always been a popular enhancement in churches, museums, theaters and libraries. However, now-a-days, beautiful ceilings are not only limited to large institutions. In fact, unique ceiling details are becoming extremely popular in kitchen remodels. If this design element interests you, here are some considerations from Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD.

“There is often a focus on cabinets or built-ins, with ceiling details falling to the wayside,” said Leslie. “However, when you add design details to your ceiling, it’s another layer to the overall feel of the space.”

“Just like an area rug anchors down furniture to the room, a ceiling can also define the room. Especially in open-concept areas,” added Leslie.

tin ceiling above the kitchen islandWhen upping your ceiling’s style, it’s important to take height into account.

“Ceiling height can be a challenge,” noted Leslie. “With a standard eight foot ceiling it can be hard to do a tray ceiling with depth because you can’t make the ceiling lower.”

“However, in that case, you can opt for crown molding to emulate a tray ceiling,” added Leslie.

If ceiling height is not an issue, then the next step is to determine the best style. If your home is overly traditional, the types of molding used in a tray or coffered ceiling may have more ornamentation. Or, if your home is contemporary or transitional style, then moldings should be simpler. Additionally, other considerations include adding more boxes into a coffered ceiling for more visual interest.

“You can also draw more attention to a coffered ceiling adding different color in that area,” said Leslie. “Or, if you want it to be less dramatic, you can have everything painted the same color.”

Visit the Normandy photo gallery for more unique kitchen characteristics or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more design updates. You can also set up an appointment with Leslie to get started on your kitchen remodel, or learn more about the remodeling process by registering to attend an upcoming seminar.

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