ceiling height dilemma
mozknMay 16, 2014
Hi there, I have a ceiling height dilemma and simply need to know how to make my ceilings SEEM higher. My ceilings were just shy of 8 feet but we opened up the house and had to add beams which were about 1 1/2 inches longer than our ceiling allowed so now I have 7 ft 9 " ceilings. I feel like that is all I notice (the ceilings and boards just went in today so I am sure I won't notice as much once all is put back together). Any advice on making these ceilings seem higher? it is my kitchen and living space only. front hall is 2 storey. thx so much!!
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nansdrew
Crown molding helps. You can find a variety of styles to match your house and decor.
    Bookmark   Thanked by mozkn    May 16, 2014 at 3:54PM
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mozkn
thank you - will for sure be putting some in.
    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 4:20PM
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nansdrew
Another trick would be to paint the ceiling a shade lighter than the walls (same color family, if the walls are colored). Goodluck!
    Bookmark   Thanked by mozkn    May 16, 2014 at 6:02PM
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Looks like a great new space! Keep the walls a light neutral and paint the ceiling the same shade or a shade or two lighter, but not white as that cuts the eye. Crown moulding could work if you have it wrap the ceiling more than the wall as it will grab that space. If the upper cabinets are at the ceiling line than crown moulding may not work so well. Best of luck!
    Bookmark   Thanked by mozkn    May 17, 2014 at 5:18AM
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mozkn
Thanks so much for all of this! I hadn't thought of the 2 shades lighter than the walls or the crown wrapping the ceiling more than the wall. I'm not a fan of crown but will try to make something work. Thanks so much again!
    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 12:05PM
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mozkn
and I just remeasured and I missed an inch - 7 ft 10 " - woohoo!
    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 9:14AM
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mozkn
oh and yes, my upper cabinets are already made (or most of the boxes at least). the long wall is broken up with the hood and 2 shelves and the short wall has a bench so hopefully not too heavy - thx!
    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 9:16AM
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