Creating A Unique Residential False Ceiling Design
The residential false ceiling is often a wooden panel that runs through the ceiling of your home or other structure. These panels are constructed to resemble the authentic high ceilings but oftentimes are installed so that the area below the false ceiling looks like it is on stilts. Many times these false ceilings are used for open plan kitchens, bathrooms and other such areas. If you have been looking for a way to add height to your room, consider the option of adding a residential false ceiling for the living room. This article will give you some tips to help you install a false ceiling for the living room in your house.
To begin with you need to remove any ceiling supports that are currently in place on the floor of your home. You can do this by simply removing the nails holding down the ceiling and lifting the whole thing up. Next you will need to clean out the space between the ceiling joists. This will make it easier for you to install your false ceiling panels. Make sure that your nails are completely out before you start with the next step. If you have to replace any ceiling nails, then you may want to use some silicone caulk to keep the new nails from sinking into the caulk.
Installation of False Ceiling Panels
Once you have your false ceiling panels installed, you will need to measure where they will go. Most manufacturers’ instructions that come with false ceiling panels will tell you how much space you will need to accommodate the panels. In some cases the room may only require one false ceiling panel, whereas in other cases it may require more than one panel. It is always a good idea to get an exact number because you do not want your newly installed false ceiling to fall through.
Once you have your false ceiling in place, it is important that you use the same painting scheme as the rest of your room. Otherwise you may end up with an eyesore! You should also use the same type of wallpaper that you have used in the rest of your home. Otherwise, you will distract from the false ceiling and it will stand out like a sore thumb.
New False Ceiling Panels
Your new false ceiling panels will need a trim ring to stick to your ceiling. This is what will keep your panels in place and ensure that they look nice and neat. If you are going to install the false ceiling yourself, you will have no problems with this. However, if you are not comfortable installing your own panels, then you may want to consider hiring a professional to do it for you. The cost of hiring someone to do it will depend on how much work there is involved and whether or not you are going to hire the contractor to finish the job by a certain date. Just remember that you will probably be spending a lot more time in the bathroom once your new room is installed!
Once your new room is installed, make sure that you have plenty of light in that room. Too many rooms can suffer from a lack of natural lighting. This can be as simple as having a couple of pin lights in the bathroom if there is no other source of light. Another way to add some natural lighting to your bathroom is by using light bulbs with the same wattage as your ceiling light bulb. These are often available at major home stores such as Wal-Mart.