Low ceiling in the kitchen or bathroom can be a big problem if you do not know some of the design tricks. In this article we have compiled the best methods of increasing the visual height of ceilings in the apartment.
The glossy sheen. A very effective way to solve the problem of the low ceiling in the apartment – is to choose the right finish. Glossy surfaces visually increase the amount of space, and reflections game gives additional depth to the space.
Different levels. Two-level stretch and suspended ceiling also help to make the room or the kitchen visually higher. Embossed design becomes more popular every year. Installation of suspension or stretched ceiling with two or three levels of height, in reality, of course, “steal” a few centimeters.
However, the visual effect is, fortunately, just the opposite. Along the perimeter of the walls ceiling often is made little lower. In this central part it is often made of a material with a glossy sheen. If the entire ceiling agreed to do matte, special lighting will come to help.
Perhaps the easiest way to add a visual “growth” of the walls and increase the height of the ceiling – is the usage of the finishing materials of the same hue. Almost always light, such as white, cream, milk. When walls and ceilings are of one color they are merged into one face and the human eye is not fixed at the border between them and the space appears more.
The same trick can be used in the selection of furniture. Kitchen with a low ceiling should choose bright kitchen set. Try this: make base cabinets with fronts bright or dark, and let the top have bright glossy facades.
So, white cabinets on a background of white walls and white ceiling is a “solution” and they will appear almost invisible. A great way to make the kitchen is higher than it actually is.
The traditional solution – to cover walls with vertically oriented pattern. Especially popular is the wallpaper with vertical stripes.
Play of light
Another stylish and functional solution that allows you to visually raise the ceiling is cove. LED ribbon and LED lights are mounted under the eaves around the room and located just below the ground level of the ceiling. This lighting not only makes the ceiling above but in addition allows you to change the illumination color according to your desire and mood.
Raised window – very effective and very good for the kitchen-dining room and open-plan kitchen with living room. Ceiling design in the shape of the window simulates a source of natural light, creates the illusion of perspective and visually separates the low ceiling. Sometimes imitation windows are made of mirror tiles with plates of wood or polyurethane molding.
Traditional chandelier or pendant ceiling light is a bad choice for low ceilings. Pay attention to the rich possibilities of the local illumination. Additional lighting is place above the work top, kitchen sink and in the dining area. The more light is in the room or in the kitchen, the more spacious it would seem to be.
Windows and doors
If you increase the height of the doorway and the door almost to the ceiling it will also help to visually raise the ceilings. A successful alternative – to “ramp up” the door. In the small kitchen designers advise to opt out of the interior door if possible, and replace it with a high arch made of plasterboard.
The window also should be pulled up. At least visually.
Distraction the attention
The low ceiling will not be atracted if you try to bring the attention to the floor and walls. One of the options – a combination of dark walls and light flooring. Another option – a catchy accent on the wall. It can be wallpapers, beautiful mural or accent walls covered with wallpaper contrasting with a bright pattern.