In the kitchen, as in any room, you should consider the ceiling design in advance, by harmonizing its plan and appearance with the selected style. It is important to bear in mind that the sturdy classic facades of furniture and expensive decoration of the walls will not be able to harmonize with the cheap plastic or negligent ceiling paneling of poor quality. Before conducting an excursion around various attractive ways of decorating, let us draw your attention to some details.

The kitchen ceiling should be:

  • practical, moisture resistant, with an easily washable surface;
  • made of environmentally friendly materials;
  • aesthetic, appropriate to the style of the room;
  • may conceal a ventilation and wiring;

 

Types of modern ceilings in the kitchen

When choosing the design of ceiling coverings, it is necessary to take into account the height of the room, presence of unsightly things, such as wiring, and the need for the lighting fixtures installation. One or another way of designing a ceiling may not be suitable in your case, therefore, it is recommended to consider all the "pros", while honestly taking into account all the "cons".

DECORATIVE CEILING TILES

Ceiling design with the help of tiles tends to be quite an interesting option, besides, it is convenient and inexpensive. This method of siding allows hiding some defects of the base ceiling without preliminary surface preparation.

Another important advantage of the tiles on the ceiling is the ease of cleaning and resistance to moisture. However, we recommend consulting a specialist when mounting, because a careless work will then affect the appearance: all the joints, roughness and inconsistencies between the tiles will exude.

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Flip-over ceiling with the tiles in the form of herringbone parquet tends to be an original solution for the modern kitchen.

The wide variety of its design can be noticed among the advantages of siding the ceiling with tiles. There is a possibility to choose a smooth or embossed, matte or shiny texture, as well as an imitation of the natural materials. For example, ceilings, sided with the metallic effect, gold, copper or silver glitter tiles, have a very unusual look in the kitchen.

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STRETCH CEILINGS

Stretch ceilings structures retain their positions in the list of modern methods of design. They possess a number of strengths, such as: fairly quick and clean installation process, washable surface of the material, a wide palette of colors and adaptability of lighting fixtures.
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Despite the obvious advantages, stretch ceilings are very "fragile", it refers to the film material, which is being pulled on the construction. It’s very easy to damage it without effort: even one sharp object puncture might spoil all the impression.

Do not install stretch ceilings in the low kitchen, because the frame is usually mounted at a distance of 10 cm from the base surface.
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PLASTERBOARD STRUCTURES

Plasterboard ceiling installation is not easy, but it's worth doing. Initially, when having an unremarkable surface, you can create an entirely different, significantly better version of the design on its basis.

Plasterboard structure of the ceiling is very practical in the kitchen premises, as you can hide all the unwanted elements in its box: pipes, wiring, ventilation shaft, etc.

The use of built-in plasterboard ceiling spots as the fixtures tends to be very practical and appropriate in the kitchen. They can be applied in large quantities over the entire surface at a certain distance from each other.

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WOOD-BEAMED CEILINGS

The ceiling made of the genuine wooden beams looks pretty impressive, though it is used not frequently because of the high cost. However, you can build a beamed ceiling, for example, by means of decorative beams fixed to the main ceiling.

Styles of kitchen interior, the use of beams in which will have an organic look, are: Tuscan, country and colonial. Such a ceiling can be constructed in an eclectic kitchen, where modern advanced technology coexists with the colorful pieces of furniture.

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When choosing the wooden beams as a decoration of the kitchen ceiling, it is worth thinking over the proper decorative lighting. The ordinary light bulbs on long wires or the ones, simply mounted in the surface of the wall between the beams will look fancy. Such a fairly simple method will accentuate a beautiful rhythm and texture of the wooden ceiling.

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MODULAR OR LAY-IN CEILING

It is a modern ceiling type that is created by fastening a set of rails to the prepared construction, thus, its surface is mounted below the base level at a distance of about 10 cm. Such a mosaic ceiling looks neat and fresh in the kitchen interior of classical and modern styles. It is also possible to hide the communications and mount lights behind it, and by painting modules in a shade, contrasting to the main environment, you can create visual accents and zone the space.
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Modular ceilings are particularly durable, practical, and moisture resistant. They can be easily painted and subsequently washed by the chemical affinities.
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MOLDING

While speaking about the specific design of the ceiling in the premises, and in this case, in the kitchen, molding can also be used as a variant of decorating the surface. However, an important condition is the quality of the material used. Plaster is not appropriate due to the specific characteristics of the kitchen, but the polyurethane elements can be applied in the design of the ceiling surface quite successfully.

Polyurethane moldings will serve to create geometric shapes, and a reserved relief of the straps seems to be the best choice.

The above-mentioned material for the moldings will contribute to the creation of the original, but a moderate kitchen ceiling design. A number of high technical characteristics do not allow you to doubt on the correctness of the chosen solution.

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COMPOUND CEILINGS

Experience shows that the kitchen tends to be an ambiguous space, and can be quite unpredictable. A smooth ceiling that seems hassle-free on the first glance will require some drastic changes and the adjustment of relief in some places. You will need to conceal protruding pipe sleeves or ventilation, to disguise traces of flooding or other flaws.

All of these examples clearly need a kind of sophisticated approach to the design of the kitchen ceiling; therefore, we recommend the use of different types of design at the same time.

— You can embed the spots above the working surface into the plasterboard constructions, located above this area

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- Different level structures may help to raise the ceiling visually: coffered or tiled, combined with the plasterboard ones.

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Taking into account certain characteristics of the ceiling in your kitchen, you can turn its visible flaws into advantages only by choosing the right design and materials.