The ceiling is one of the most overlooked aspects of any home. Even though it’s above us at all times, it’s easy to forget the important role it plays in bringing any room together. Many homeowners are starting to see that conventional flat ceilings aren’t their only option when it comes to creating a modern home. Modern homes have depth, they have theme, and most importantly, a conclusive style. Below is an exploration into some of the options available to homeowners to make your ceilings stand out above the rest.
Exposed beam ceilings highlight the best parts of your home, making for grand entrances and majestic kitchens. This modern design technique utilizes the shape of your home to open things up a bit, giving breathability and flow to any room. Exposed wooden beams give your home a more rustic feeling, harkening back to the times of log cabins and grand halls. Having a streak of stained wood at the peak of sloped ceilings makes your home inviting and pleasing to look at for both you and your guests. Exposing your home’s support beams incorporates the structural aspects of your home into the overall design, giving it a minimalist touch common in modern San Diego homes.
Tray ceilings are the answer to your flat and boring woes. This simple design idea has the power to open up almost any room, creating inventive possibilities for color and shape. Tray ceilings feature a portion of the ceiling that is recessed, meaning a section of the ceiling is cut out and indented higher than the rest of the ceiling. This option is available for any room and allows for a unique set of lighting and color arrangements. Say you want to direct some attention to a chandelier in your dining room. Installing a tray ceiling makes your lighting choice the centerpiece of that room. Additionally, tray ceilings allow for creative lighting solutions like inlay lighting which is placed behind a small wall around the edges of the tray to light the room evenly. This modern lighting choice is sure to improve the atmosphere of any room.
For a more archaic, regal style, vaulted ceilings offer the same openness as exposed beam ceilings without sacrificing the smooth and sleek interior of your home. Vaulted ceilings are perfect for homes with split living spaces, connecting multiple rooms into a singular breathable space with ample air circulation. Raised ceilings, cathedral ceilings, and high ceilings are different names for the same artistic style afforded by vaulted ceilings. These names speak to the majesty you can bring into your home with this particular style, making vaulted ceilings the best choice when it comes to stunning master bedrooms, great rooms, and sunrooms. Four season rooms and outdoor enclosure are also perfect candidates for the ceiling style.
Coffered ceilings bring order to spacious ceilings. Coffering involves sectioning off your ceiling in a way that highlights the geometric shape of your home. Sunken rectangles, or any shape for that matter, separate the different parts of a room, creating an organized and modern style specific to each room. Coffered ceilings bring out your home’s dimensional contrasts, as each room is shaped a bit differently. By partitioning the available ceiling space, rooms become less stuffy and bland due to the engaging design above your head. This style is especially popular amongst modern home designers in San Diego. Coffered ceilings offer the best of modern home design, providing extravagance and elegance at the same time.
For the ultimate, high-class design, domed ceilings leave the biggest impression. The dome shape has inspired home designers since ancient times but has since become one of the most impressive ways to set your home apart. Domed ceilings create an atmosphere of sophistication, much like the ceilings of government buildings, churches, and observatories. If you’re looking to make your home stand out, domed ceilings are one option that is both modern and efficient.
Creative Lighting Options
In modern San Diego homes, one of the biggest trends in recent years is the incorporation of sunken and recessed lighting. This means utilizing lighting solutions that are built into the topography of your ceilings, giving a low impact, high precision option for lighting your home. Recessed lighting is designed to blend in with the flow and needs of your daily life, keeping every room warm and inviting.
Expertly Designed by Divine
Divine Home Remodeling is a leader in creating the modern homes of San Diego. If you’re looking to create the home of your dreams, let our team of skilled designers and contractors make the most of your home’s ceiling potential. Don’t be content with bland, flat ceilings of years past. The sky is literally the limit of your ceiling renovation, so leave it to use to find the best solution for your home’s unique personality.