Walls & Ceilings
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Coffered ceilings are a work of art in their own right. They are ideal for creating texture and architectural elements on a plain ceiling. The design of coffered ceilings can be customized to suit the homeowner’s taste. However, these types of ceilings aren’t perfect for every home. Here is a rundown of what coffered ceilings are, their history, why you might consider building one or more in your rooms, and how to install them in a day.  

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Beadboard ceilings are often associated with Cape Cod style homes with their welcoming interiors. This type of ceiling appeals mostly to traditional homes because of its simple and uncomplicated style. The beadboard ceiling panels of cottage homes have a way of adding texture to the entire space without overwhelming the overall decor.

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Are you looking for a suitable mud to complete your drywall? Using the right compound is absolutely crucial in order to avoid spending many hours sanding your wall, or ending up with an unprofessional DIY job. In this guide, I will explain how to choose the right drywall mud for your project as well as the most common types of premixed and dry compounds you can use for your project. 

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If you have ever stepped inside a 20th century home, it’s likely that you’ve come across popcorn ceilings. These types of ceilings gained popularity a few decades ago because of their cheap and easy installation. The old forms of this textured ceiling contained a chemical called asbestos, However, there are now many modern versions of popcorn textures with less of a bubbled look that contain asbestos-free products. To find out whether this textured ceiling is right for you, learn more about its characteristics, pros/cons, and how to create a popcorn texture for your ceiling. 

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If you have unsightly water stains on your ceiling, a simple coat of paint will not address the issue as they may come back soon after. Even if it’s only a small stain, it could be a sign of a leak, which requires immediate attention. Water stains on ceiling, especially if they are yellow or darkish green, can result in mold growth, or even worse, ceiling damage.

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If you’re on the hunt for an architectural ceiling design idea to add a dramatic look to your home, consider a vaulted ceiling. This type of high ceiling provides an open and airy feel that makes any room of the house look bigger. Know all the related facts about vaulted ceilings, their pros and cons, how to vault your attic ceiling, as well as some great examples with pictures.

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Thinking of remodeling your home and need something unique for your walls? Consider creating beautiful wall textures to add charm and character to your home’s interiors. Textured walls have become increasingly popular over the last few years, thanks to the way they define the feel and look of a home. But if you’re not a DIYer and you think texturing is far too difficult for you, think again! With some practice, you’ll easily master the techniques.

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Ever thought about what the standard ceiling height for a residential home is? When planning a residential home building project, the first thing that pops to mind tends to be the square footage of the property rather than the ceiling height. But the latter defines the spaciousness of the house, hence it should not be overlooked. While low ceilings emit a sense of coziness and warmth, they can make the room feel a little cramped. High ceilings, on the other hand, create a feeling of openness and add elegance to a home. Once you’ve learned about the current standard ceiling height and how it’s determined, you’ll be able to plan your building project based on this information.

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Daily wear and tear, temperature fluctuations, and foundation settling of your home can eventually take their toll on the interior and exterior walls. Whether you live in a new or old house, cracks can start appearing across the plaster, concrete, or drywall. Such cracks are an eyesore, but depending on their severity, you don’t always need to call the professionals to fix them. It’s important to first determine the causes of these fissures before you start repairing them.

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Ceilings are an essential part of a home’s interior effect, aside from being integral support to the interior walls, furniture, and flooring. The height, style, and even the material used for a ceiling can greatly affect the entire room’s overall ambiance. A distinctively decorated ceiling treatment, with creative architecture, will enhance your home’s interior design.

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Concrete is without a doubt one of the most popular materials in the world. In fact, it’s used more frequently than steel, wood, and any other building material – and not just in commercial settings. In residential interiors, concrete is usually seen in basements or garages. However, more and more homeowners are now starting to realize the raw beauty of exposed concrete walls. If you think about it, a modernised space with a concrete wall as its focal point gives your home an industrial feel, so there is no need to add any other striking feature. If you’re considering using this material for your interior walls, there are many benefits that you’ll gain from it. Here are some of those advantages listed together with 15 great examples of how you can incorporate concrete walls into your interior space. 

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So you’ve been staring at your blank wall above the sofa for hours and wondering how to decorate it. This blank canvas is just waiting to be spruced up with your creativity! You can make this empty space look as simple or dramatic as you like by choosing the right items to hang from it. Whatever you do, remember to keep the area cohesive and balanced. After all, you want to draw the eye towards the wall decor so it’s important to choose the decorative items carefully. To help you decide on the best wall decor above couch, I’ve compiled 15 ideas with pictures to turn those bare walls into elegant centerpieces. Keep reading to find out.