Although we don’t plan on changing anything significant during the first year we move to the house, I do have some definite plans already! Even though we don’t yet live there, and the living room’s cathedral ceiling is a fairly easy place to start!
The main living room – has a vaulted ceiling, with exposed beams.In brown chipboard! They kinda match the chipboard floor – but that’s a different post.
It must have been trendy in 1985 when the house was built, but now it’s just ugly! I actually like the cathedral ceiling – I’ll keep that – but he beams really do have to go!
From what I can see though – I think it would be easy to fix. First off there are no ceiling lights – another thing that has to change. One of my pet hates in the US is how on entering a room you have to turn on zillions of side lamps instead of just one over head light!
But without the lights – it seems easy to me to add gib plasterboard over the top of beams (probably with some insulation above them, though I believe there is some ceiling insulation.
That would give a smooth vaulted ceiling – which I think would be my ideal. Or we could just paint out the existing ceiling with a reasonable paint colour – like white!
I dunno the room is northwest facing – it may well get quite hot – so as well as some ceiling lights I’m also thinking about a ceiling fan. Which is why I’m a fan of moving in and doing nothing for a full set of seasons – meanwhile I’m going to keep on searching for living room cathedral ceiling ideas.