The home I grew up in was a new-build, and you can inform — whereas my household stuffed it with cozy furnishings and blissful recollections, there wasn’t an entire lot of built-in character to talk of. Now, my husband and I stay in a mid-century split-level home, which I feel makes me certified to say that though there are so many issues to like about previous homes, there are additionally generally options that simply didn’t age gracefully. One such function you would possibly discover in an previous residence constructed between the Twenties and Nineteen Eighties, like mine was, is a drop ceiling.
Even in the event you don’t know the identify for it, you recognize what a drop ceiling is. It’s these ugly tiles suspended in a grid that you just’ve most likely seen in loads of company workplaces, if not in a residential setting (additionally referred to as dropped ceilings or acoustic ceilings.) These ceilings have been designed as a straightforward strategy to disguise pipes, ductwork, and electrical wiring whereas nonetheless holding them accessible; all you’d need to do was transfer a tile out of its observe to succeed in all the things behind. It’s a useful function, however it’s … additionally fairly ugly.
Utterly demoing and changing ceilings like this will take a variety of money and time and won’t even be attainable, relying on the development of your private home. Besides! There’s truly a wildly easy strategy to kick the dated look, and you’ll completely DIY it. Change the previous ceiling tiles with new ones that function architectural particulars.
I used to be hit with this mind-blowing DIY whereas scrolling TikTok, once I noticed the above video from consumer @sincerelysagejo. She explains that the beautiful paneled ceilings in her kitchen are literally drop ceiling tiles — all she did was take out the previous office-looking ones and substitute them with the brand new ones in the identical measurement. What she had ultimately was a ceiling that seemed prefer it was lined in conventional millwork (however for a lot much less effort).
If this video is making you suppose it’s time to replace your drop ceilings, you’re in luck. There are a selection of choices you will get at large field retailers like The House Depot. No particular ordering right here! The costs are fairly inexpensive, too, with a 10-pack costing about $150.
What I like most about this sensible answer is that it places the ceiling entrance and heart, quite than attempting to attenuate or disguise it. And it’s not the one ceiling development we’re seeing proper now! Try what designers need to say about including wallpaper to kitchen ceilings.
I like discovering a chance to make a stunning headliner at residence — you most likely wouldn’t anticipate a ceiling to be essentially the most eye-catching function in a room, however it’s within the kitchen above and it completely works!
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