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Coffered Ceilings and Their Benefits For Smaller Homes

When it’s time to design and build your dream home, you might be going through all the different aesthetics in order to make your home feel bigger and more spacious, especially if you will have a smaller home.  One of the aesthetics you should look into are coffered ceilings.

Coffered ceiling allows you to present architectural elements to a large plain ceiling, plus they can make the space look larger than it really is.  Coffered ceilings still allow you to choose the type of material, how the beams look and they are meant to blend in with the homeowner’s style.

Here are a few of the benefits of adding coffered ceilings to your dream home.

An Illusion of Space

Not everyone can afford or even wants a really large home, but if you want to create an illusion of space, coffered beams are the best way to go about that.  Boxed beamed ceilings, especially when they are installed closer to the ceiling, can create an illusion of space.  Make sure that you paint the beams a different color than the recessed panels.  This works a lot like painting a room – by painting the walls vs the ceiling 2 different complementing colors, you can create an illusion of space that fools your eyes.

They Absorb Sound

Coffered ceilings can also absorb sound in a way that a regular ceiling cannot.  In fact, if you plan to have wood floors in your dream home – which bounce sound around and are not good at absorbing echoes, coffered ceilings would balance it out.  For this reason, coffered ceilings would work really well in a living room, media room, theater room, etc.

Aesthetic Appeal

You can easily transform a plain looking room into one that is visually appealing with coffered beams.  They add a touch of class and elegance to living rooms, kitchens, even den’s.

Types Of Materials

Depending on the style of your dream home, you will want to choose a material for your coffered beams that complement your style.  Thankfully, these beams come in all sorts of wood types such as maple, red oak, poplar, and oak.  The type of wood you choose will also depend on your budget.  The more expensive, but durable option would be cherry.

If you would like more information about coffered ceilings or other architectural features, visit Volterra Architectural Products to view our catalog or call 602-258-7373.

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