Don’t forget the ceiling!

Yes, I know… a month has passed since my last post, and I am slacking!!  Things have been pretty busy lately with new clients here in Cincinnati, and an out of town kitchen remodel that is under construction. That is the nature of the kitchen & bath design business… some weeks are super busy, and some weeks are calm!!  Luckily… there is a lull between jobs and I am off to Nassau, Bahamas to enjoy a short vacation and get some relaxation before my busy summer ahead.  Maybe I will be inspired by some beachy & tropical themes and blog from there if we have a moment of rain!!

Onward to the blog!:

You may not be surprised, but kitchen ceilings are the last place people think could make an impact on your new remodel.  If you look at countless kitchen deign photos, you will notice the majority are white ceilings.  While most kitchen designers and remodelers keep in mind a great lighting plan, sometimes it takes more by just thinking out of the ordinary to elevate your design from wow to WOW!

A coffered ceiling really adds a level of sophistication whether it is simply painted or stained a dark wood tone.


Wooden ceilings have an element of warmth and a little bit of rustic to it.  They are perfect for a lodge, Tuscan, or farmhouse look.  The beauty of a wooden paneled ceiling is that it can be both modern or traditional.


Wallpapering ceilings are a fun way to go.  It is the perfect way to pull in an additional pattern, or pop of color without overwhelming the space.


I am a huge fan of painting ceilings darker or dramatic colors, especially in rooms where there are a lot of neutral elements.  It just gives the overall design a feeling of completeness, that often a white ceiling doesn’t.    I am in love with this white kitchen with the blue/gray painted paneled ceiling and white beams… so clean and classic!


If rustic farmhouse is your style, then an exposed ceiling is for you!  Just painted a clean white, the ceiling adds to the old charm the rest of the kitchen has.


Lastly, a tin ceiling. While often a little more formal, tin ceilings have the embellishment that you need for an elegant design.

So keep in mind when remodeling your next kitchen (or bathroom)  that the ceiling is not a forgotten plane!  Add come color,  molding, and pattern to ramp up your design and make it stand out from the rest!!


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