Home Ceiling Upgrade
It is common to find home improvement ideas for walls and floors because these are the aspects of the house that guests will see first upon entering the house. There is one part of the house that is often overlooked by many homeowners, and that is the fifth, or popularly known as the ceiling.
Yes the ceiling is not really treated as something special. As long as it’s painted white, as long as there’s a chandelier or lighting fixture, it will be perfect. On the other hand, the ceiling deserves more than just a paint and a lighting fixture. Maybe you are aware of the other ways to give your ceiling a life, but you are just not keen to go for it because of your budget. However, there are ideas that will enhance the beauty of your home’s ceilings.
Painting is considered, probably the cheapest. From $15 to $50 per gallon of paint, you can get the ceilings dressed up according to your liking. Why don’t you try adding tin tiles? The tin tiles are effective in hiding damage and uneven ceiling surfaces. Give your ceiling a vintage vibe using tin tiles, because most of these have mid-1800s patterns. It is not recommended to have the tin tiles installed the DIY method, especially when you are not equipped with the tools and skills in installing. When you hire an expert, you will only spend between $200 to $1000, depending on the size of the room that requires this treatment.
If you would like to have tin ceilings, you should also considered finishing it with mouldings and wood trims. There are plenty of mouldings to choose from and comes in different materials too. Mouldings are great to give a different dimension and architectural fascination to a boring ceiling. You can find pre-made moulding corners at the local home depot, but installation requires intermedial skills. If you don’t want it to look great on your ceiling, you should have the crown mouldings or the wood trim pieces professionally installed. The cost of the installation service can vary according to the size of the room and the complexity of the moulding design.
Another idea to conceal unevenness of your ceiling or bring in more style to your ceiling is by installing tiles or planks. The ceiling tiles or planks can be made from laminate, mineral fiber and PVC vinyl. These are materials that also offer insulation and soundproofing features. Tiles and planks aren’t as dull-looking as you think because these have different patterns too. The cost of the tiles and planks are from $150 to $500, depending on the pattern and finish of the material.
Now it is time to do a further research. What do you think is best for your living room or family room’s ceiling? How much do you intend to spend to enhance the appeal of your ceilings? Are there available materials at your local home depot, that will give you the option to do it the DIY way? If not, are there reliable handymen to help you with your home improvement project? You must consider all of these first before you make any step. Otherwise, everything will be a failure.