Look up! The importance of a ceiling

Save for the Sistine Chapel, people don’t always give enough recognition to just how important ceilings are. Though it might be unusual for a buyer to directly put something like “coffered ceiling” on their wish list, the height and design of the ceilings can play a huge role in selling your home quickly and for the price you want.

Today we’re going to look up and consider kitchen ceiling ideas, ceiling designs for the bedroom and those for the entire house. So if you want to explore beyond the popcorn ceiling, read on.

Ceiling height. Square footage is one of the first things buyers look at in a home; it’s a useful way to vet out homes that will or will not work for your family. Depending on the floor plan, an 1,800-square-foot home can feel big and a 2,800-square-foot home can feel small. One of the biggest factors to make a house feel spacious and lend it some grandeur is ceiling height. However, the higher the ceiling, the more you will have to pay in heating and cooling costs, and in many instances, a lower ceiling can add a degree of intimacy to a room, which is perfect for dining rooms.

A wish-list ceiling. Here are a few examples of popular ceiling trends:

  • Coffered ceilings have a baroque splendor to them that gives the home a traditional and elegant look.
  • Shiplap or any combination of wood panels on a ceiling can make a powerful impact.
  • Large crossbeams have become increasingly popular in recent years, emphasizing the structure and the essence of a home.
  • False ceilings are especially popular in kitchens where an additional “ceiling” drops down, adding texture and artistic elegance.

Ways to fix up your ceiling. Redesigning your ceiling can be expensive. So what can the budget-conscious home seller do? Here are a few ideas to spruce up your ceiling:

  • Add a ceiling fan. It will help the air circulate and be pleasing to the eye.
  • Place tin tiles on the ceiling. This is a growing trend and can cover up unsightly damage and make a room come alive.
  • Paint the ceiling — because you can do better than plain old white!

If you want to know more about what kinds of strategies will work to sell your home, talk to a Coldwell Banker Hedges Realtor® today. They know the industry and can tell you everything you need to know about the Cedar Rapids housing market.



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