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Removing your popcorn ceiling can seem daunting and might be somewhat time-consuming depending on how large the room is. In reality, it is a fairly easy process as long as the right methods and tools are used, and preparation to prevent any mess is done beforehand (removing furniture, covering floors and vents).
There are estimates that removing a popcorn ceiling can add $25,000 to $35,000 in value for a large estate executive home, where as a home of about 1,400 square feet costing about $200,000, he estimates an added value of about $2,500. A homeowner might consider that the cost of removing the popcorn ceiling will add the same amount in value. Many homeowners choose to remove popcorn ceiling for their personal aesthetic, or to make it more viable for resale later.
Since the cost of removal generally is reflected by the size of the room, the age and quality of the popcorn ceiling, and if there are potentially hazardous materials that were used, such as asbestos, removal will be priced out per square foot of the ceiling.
If you take on the project yourself or choose to soak and scrape the ceiling, the job can get quite messy. Luckily, Goodbye Popcorn carefully seals and protects floors, fixtures and vents, uses a sanding and vacuuming tool that minimizes debris, and clean as we go to ensure that your house stays stucco-free after the job is done!
Asbestos in popcorn ceilings was banned in the late 70s due to its health risks. Popcorn ceilings installed after the ban are safe. However, if you live in an older home with popcorn ceilings, it’s best to check with a professional to eliminate dangerous chemicals in your home.
Coffered ceilings that have a repeating boxed design are known as waffle ceilings, similar to the boxed pattern of a waffle you might have for breakfast. There are many designs that are attractive and interesting, and while the boxed look is popular and traditional, other designs include diamond shapes or even hexagons.
A waffle ceiling is a versatile feature that can be used in your rooms to create drama and interest in otherwise sterile spaces.
Our Top Team Drywall can convert any ceiling into a waffle ceiling that is pleasing to the eye and is a pop of ‘Woah!’
Waffle ceiling is a style of coffered ceiling. In a waffle the beams ceiling cross each other to create a repeating pattern. Generally a coffered ceiling is a group of sunken panels of various shapes, the design typically defines an area, adds interest, and can visually change the size of a space.
Coffered ceilings overall are excellent choices for large spaces where you want an extra element of style and luxury.
Cove molding creates a curved look in the corner where the ceiling meets the wall. While in a classic cove ceiling the curve is gentle and totally smooth from the wall to the ceiling using mesh and plaster, many contractors utilize trim and molding at the corner to create an illusion of a coved ceiling.
At times a whole or part of the molding may be painted in a contrasting colour to increase the drama in a space.
This ceiling finish can bring a formalized feel to a room, soften the lines of a room with many angles, or to add slight detail to a tray ceiling or other finished ceiling designs.
A tray ceiling, also called an inverted or recessed ceiling, features a center section that is several inches (or several feet) higher than the areas around the perimeter of the room
“Where there is more than one horizontal flat ceiling surface at different levels.”
A tray ceiling features a centre section that is several inches or feet higher than the areas around the perimeter of the room. This could also be called an inverted or recessed ceiling. This design feature can create a perceived sense of height in a space. A very modern look is simple and clean lines, while a more traditional feel may utilize crown molding to create a more layered look.
A very cool trend is utilizing LED rope to create lightboxes – This is a great option for entertainment rooms or sitting rooms where gentle soft lighting is desirable. Using light to create mood is a dynamic option for spaces that may otherwise be bland.
Yes and no. Installing a coffered ceiling design will physically lower the ceiling by 1 inch to 1 foot depending on your design. In a small bedroom too much detail on the ceiling can make the room feel even more cramped. Styling your ceiling is recommended for rooms that are on the larger side with ceilings 9 feet high or taller.
Coffered ceilings add class and elegance to any room, but not every situation is suitable. You love the designs you’ve found on Pinterest and want to make an interesting ceiling in your home, so here are some considerations to keep in mind.
Coffered ceilings can take up volume in a room visually, and they can lower the ceilings making a room feel too small. A ceiling height of 9 feet is ideal, along with controlling the height of the beams to ensure you don’t infringe on the room.
Most modern coffered ceilings are not structural and are purely decorative. Alternatively, you must consider that your ceiling structure can handle the additional weight of a patterned ceiling.
Level 1 Joints and angles are all taped and mudded. The mud is left on thick, and there are tool marks and ridges from the trowel tool. Screws and nails are exposed.
Level 2 Typically in garages or unfinished basements, all the joints, angles and screw holes are mudded. Excess mud is troweled off wet.
Level 3 Generally you will find this common level of finishing in most homes. Joints, angles and screw holes are taped and mudded, with a second coat of mud, then sanded smooth and any ridges and imperfections are corrected. This is a wall ready for primer paint.
Level 4 All of the above, plus a third coat of mud is applied, sanded and smoothed, feathering the edges of layers of mud for an even smoother finished look.
Level 5 Achieving the highest Level 5 drywall finish, all the above is completed plus a fourth thin skim coat is applied to the entire surface of the drywall. This means the texture of the entire wall is uniform.
A level 5 finish is especially necessary for high gloss paint and lighting considerations to ensure the results are fabulous.