Ceilings have come to be seen as more than an afterthought when designing rooms or making renovations to designs. Ceilings now enjoy their own fashion trends – using paint colors, designs and patterns, textures or simply being smooth – depending on personal taste. How you want the fifth wall of your home to appear can be an integral decision when planning renovations and changes.
Texturing Ceilings Texturing can provide many other advantages beyond its aesthetic value, including making rooms with high ceilings more cosy with its addition of texturing. Furthermore, texture may even offer some soundproofing properties which may help in specific locations to reduce noise pollution. Ceiling textures available today range from skim trowel knockdowns and peels of orange peels, to popcorn ceilings. However, textures have become outdated over time and are less desired. Popcorn ceilings, in particular, often require removal to give the room a fresh new appearance and make repairs more challenging to accomplish. Since certain texture ceilings cannot be painted over to conceal damage caused by its texture being damaged over time, texture replacement must occur as soon as possible in order to repair any damages that have occurred.
Smooth ceilings have become increasingly popular due to the sleek and modern appearance they lend a room. Furthermore, smooth ceilings add height by giving it an illusion that the room is larger. In basements especially, smooth ceilings help avoid cramped or confined feelings as it’s much simpler and quicker to fix than walls – yet white ceilings remain timeless while adding color can quickly become trendy trends. Unfortunately however, smooth ceilings show damage like scrapes and scratches much quicker which requires more work for proper installation which costs more money overall.
Which is right?
Deciding between these two styles depends on both budget and space considerations. Smaller rooms do not benefit from having textured ceilings as this will make them seem smaller; on the other hand, larger spaces could benefit from adding texture with an eye-catching design element such as texture panels. Smooth finishes tend to cost more and therefore budget consideration is crucial when renovating for sale purposes as these styles tend to appeal more directly to buyers, leading to greater return-on-investment (ROI).
Once you’ve selected a style, leave the work to professionals. Ceiling installation can be an arduous task; however, professional drywallers have it down pat and will ensure a beautiful finished result for years. Involvement from experts always pays off when creating long-lasting ceilings that look amazing over time.