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Mitigating the Disadvantages of a High-Ceiling

If you search for latest interior design, you’re sure to come to encounter a lot of false ceiling designs ideas- the latest rage in modern interior designs. In the previous article, we created an infographic to help you choose between a false ceiling and a high ceiling.

Today, we put together a list of things you can do to decrease the disadvantages that come with having a high ceiling. Take a look : –

a) Aesthetics

Let’s face it- there will be always more design options with a false ceiling. However, this doesn’t mean a high ceiling resigns you to living in an ugly room.
As Rajiv Mohan, an architect with interior design firm Cherry Hill says in this article, if one plans properly, we can easily solve the problem of ducts and wires.
Take a look here to know what I mean. How’s that for modern interior designing? 

b) Maintenance

Caulking is the processes and material (also called sealant) to seal joints or seams in various structures. Proponents of False ceilings often talk about how it makes the process easier due to the reduced height. In fact, applying caulk in straight lines on your high ceiling can be a nightmare.

But tells us how a medium adhesive painter’s tape makes the process much easier. Just clean the area you wish, apply the tape and begin caulking!

Remember to take out the caulk when it’s still wet.

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c) Cooling

Having a smaller room means lesser expenditure on air conditioning. But there are other ways of reducing your need to heat. Cleaning your air vents regularly, and designing your windows and rooms in such a way that it encourages cross-ventilation will significantly improve the overall temperature of your room.

d) Soundproofing tells us some easy ways to reduce the sound coming into your room:

a) Purchase a soundproof door bottom (like the ones available here).
b) Install a damping products like Green Glue with another layer of drywall over the existing walls
c) Use Thick carpet pads to prevent sound from travelling across the floor.
d) Use acoustical caulk to plug the gaps around the edges of your windows and doors

As we explained in our previous post, the choice between false ceilings and high ceilings will define the overall look of your room. Now that we’ve spent most of our post building a case for the latter, we’re going to end it by posting a few pictures of false ceilings, to remind you, why they have, for decades, been the ‘latest interior design trend.’

Transitional Living Room by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators Elizabeth Gordon
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