Structural Design Trends for Your Ceiling
Whether you are building a new house from the ground up or renovating an existing home, ceiling height and style can dramatically impact the atmosphere. Often, ceiling design is not the first thing we think of when making renovation choices, but it can lend to the overall design in a big way. Imagine your vision of an industrial-style home with exposed beams and ductwork. Ceiling height would play a significant role in getting the desired outcome. Or, if you prefer a farmhouse, consider wide-open spaces and cathedral ceilings to give you that modern barn aesthetic. Sometimes, we are restricted by the existing building structure, and in that case, you can add design details to achieve the perfect look. This article explores design trends for your ceiling that you can consider including in your home renovation.
Let’s consider the different structural design trends for your ceiling. There are several different types of vaulted ceilings. Generally, a vaulted ceiling gives the feeling of height and grandeur to a room. A vault would extend up from the side walls toward a center, allowing ceiling heights to extend higher than a traditional flat ceiling. A cathedral ceiling has equal sloping sides which follow the pitch of the roof. A barrel vault ceiling is a simple style that has a uniform arch spanning the entire room. You may have seen these in an entryway, but you can incorporate them into many spaces.
There are pros and cons to weigh when choosing design trends for your ceiling. Often higher ceilings allow for more oversized windows, which can flood a room with light and let homeowners take advantage of the beautiful scenery. However, with that comes higher heating and cooling costs. Also, if you are trying to achieve a cozy feel, high ceilings make that a bit more challenging. Decorative wood beams can give some added warmth to a room with soaring ceilings.
There are many options when it comes to design trends for your ceiling. The professionals at Parker Design Build Remodel can help create the perfect style for you and your home. If you are ready to get started with a remodeling project, contact us to schedule an appointment or get ideas with our Free Guide to Remodeling.