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How Much Does a Coffered Ceiling Cost?
Highlights Most coffered ceilings cost between $3,000 and $4,500, though most homeowners will spend an average of $3...
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How Much Does a Shiplap Ceiling Cost to Install?
Highlights The average shiplap ceiling cost per square foot is $2. 50 to $7 or about $1,000 for a flat 200-square-fo...
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4 Top Drop Ceiling Cost Factors: Here's How Much You'll Pay
Highlights Most homeowners spend between $1,063 and $3,190 on drop ceiling cost, with the national average at about ...
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How Long Does It Take to Paint a Room?
Q: I want to paint my bedroom, and I’m between hiring a painter and doing it myself. I don’t want to spend the money ...
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How Much Does It Cost to Paint a Ceiling?
Highlights The cost to paint a ceiling averages $150 to 550, though the average cost is about $250. Homeowners anti...
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9 Types of Ceilings Every Homeowner Should Know
Ceilings typically have been an overlooked part of a room makeover, but homeowners are starting to look up and consid...
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15 Basement Ceiling Ideas to Inspire Your Space
Figuring out a basement ceiling design can be trickier than doing a ceiling in any other room in a home. While it can...
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The Best Smart Ceiling Fans of 2023
While any ceiling fan can help cool things off when the indoor temperature rises, a smart ceiling fan takes that comf...
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How Much Does It Cost to Vault a Ceiling?
Highlights The typical cost range to vault a ceiling is between $4,800 and $38,000, with homeowners across the count...
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7 Types of Drywall Anchors Every Homeowner Should Know
Trying to screw directly into drywall without using any type of drywall anchor is not a good idea. Either the screw w...
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How Much Does Ceiling Repair Cost?
Typical Range: $419 to $1,359 National Average: $884Ceiling damage can be linked to multiple issues. Hidden water ...
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How Much Does Ceiling Fan Installation Cost?
Highlights The typical range for ceiling fan installation costs is $134 to $352, with $247 as the national average. ...
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How Much Does Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost?
Typical Range: $898 to $2,847 National Average: $1,853Popcorn ceilings were all the rage in the 1970s and 1980s—ev...
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13 Genius Products for Fixing Walls and Ceilings Yourself
Cracks in walls and ceilings are eyesores that draw attention in an otherwise attractive setting. Though they’re ofte...
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19 Drywall Alternatives You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner
When most of us think about constructing interior walls, drywall usually comes to mind. It is cost effective and easy...
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6 Signs of Structural Damage You Should Never Ignore
Owning a home comes with some inevitable responsibilities, including maintaining and repairing problems before they w...
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The Best Recessed Lighting for Coverage and Ambience
Chandeliers, under-cabinet lighting, and ceiling fans all have their place in lighting a home. But to add additional ...
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10 Reasons You Should Consider Painting Your Ceiling
While many homeowners will spend hours in the paint aisle debating wall colors, few pay much attention to the ceiling. Although there’s nothing wrong with a stand...
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The Best Ceiling Fans of 2023
Ceiling fans are a beloved feature of many homes, as they provide an affordable and often stylish way to make living ...
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The Best Attic Fans of 2023
Many consider attic insulation safe and effective, but direct sun on a roof can radiate heat into the attic space, wh...
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7 Types of Wall Texture and the Techniques Behind Them
Modern trends have tended toward flat, blank walls and a focus on color to bring a room together, but adding a unique...
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These Are the World's Most Spectacular Ceilings
Quick, look up! Whatever you do, don't miss these 16 ceilings from across the globe that are quite simply the tops.
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6 Reasons for Installing Recessed Lighting Throughout the Home
Since the technology arrived in the 1930s, installing recessed lighting has become de rigueur in new construction and...
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7 Things to Know Before You Wallpaper the Ceiling
Things are really looking up for ceilings, thanks to the impact wallpaper can add to a formerly neglected space. That...
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Replace Dated Popcorn Ceilings with This New Texture
They are cheap and easy to install, and they camouflage a host of flaws, but popcorn ceilings are also dated and tend...
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6 Things to Know About Living with High Ceilings
Though nine-foot ceilings are the industry standard for new construction, ceilings that soar to 10 or 12 feet and eve...
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The Best Ways to Dress Up a Drop Ceiling
Pretty up a drab drop ceiling with any of these unexpected, inexpensive decor ideas.
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Solved! The Standard Ceiling Height for Homes
Q: I’m in the planning stages of building my own home with the help of a trusted contractor. I want high ceilings, bu...
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How to Paint a Ceiling
Painting is perhaps the easiest of DIY home upgrades, but tackling the ceiling can be a daunting endeavor, particular...
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11 Breathtaking Ideas for a Wood Ceiling
Wood floors bring warmth and richness to interiors, so it's no surprise that wood has a similar effect when it covers the upper reaches of a room. Wood adds textu...
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Solved! The Best Paint for Ceilings
Q: I’d like to repaint the gray drywall ceiling in my study a fresh white to brighten up the room. Are the pricier pr...
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All You Need to Know About Beadboard Ceilings
Prominent in the trim aisles of home improvement stores and popular on home remodeling shows, beadboard offers a grea...
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All You Need to Know About Exposed Ceiling Beams
Favored for their old world and country-chic appeal, exposed ceiling beams add a dramatic sense of strength and heft ...
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How To: Clean a Popcorn Ceiling
If you live in a house that’s more than a few decades old, you likely have popcorn ceilings, which rose in popularity...
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All You Need to Know About Vaulted Ceilings
Drawing the eye upward to create a sense of volume and spaciousness, vaulted ceilings add drama to otherwise ordinary...
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All You Need to Know About Tray Ceilings
You may have hung the gallery walls and installed crown molding, but interior design needn’t stop at the top of the w...
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All You Need to Know About Venetian Plaster
The age-old surface treatment of Venetian plaster is making a comeback in modern homes.  Mostly used on interior wall...
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Solved! What Cracks in the Ceiling Really Mean
Q: I just noticed a crack in my ceiling, but I’m not sure how long it’s been there. Is it a normal symptom of an agin...
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Solved! What to Do About Water Stains on the Ceiling
Q: I recently noticed some water stains on the ceiling of my living room. I'm not sure where they came from, but the ...
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All You Need to Know About Coffered Ceilings
Inspired by a Baroque and early Renaissance architectural style in which a roof's framework exposed overhead beams cr...
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The Best Ways to Soundproof a Room Without Tearing Down Your Walls 
Figuring out how to soundproof a room doesn’t have to be difficult. As working from home is becoming more popular, ho...
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All You Need to Know About Ceiling Fan Direction
Most people rely on their ceiling fan to bring a welcome breeze when temperatures heat up, as the devices make folks ...
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All You Need to Know About Popcorn Ceilings
Half a century ago, popcorn ceilings were all the rage, cropping up above brightly colored walls, psychedelic pattern...
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How To: Paint a Popcorn Ceiling
The popcorn effect—so called for its resemblance to America’s favorite fluffy snack—is the result of loose particulat...
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The Best Way to Heat a Home with High Ceilings
As summer heat gives way to fall’s cooler temperatures, daily activities—from dinners to DIY projects—migrate back in...
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How To: Texture a Ceiling
It all too easy to slap a coat of white paint on your ceiling and consider it done. But to really pull a room togethe...
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9 Clever Ways to Counteract Low Ceilings
Not everyone is lucky enough to have high ceilings in their home. If your rooms are vertically challenged, don’t worry - there are ways to make them feel higher. ...
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How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling
From the 1950s through the ’80s, the ceilings in many new homes were finished with a rough, stippled texture that bec...
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What Would Bob Do? Installing a Drop Ceiling
I'm interested in installing a drop ceiling in my basement rec room. Do you have any helpful hints for a do-it-yourse...
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Look! 11 Painted Ceilings That Wow
Ceilings are an often overlooked element of interior design. Sometimes referred to as the "fifth wall," the ceiling offers a wide-open expanse, a tempting blank c...
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All About Radiant Wall Heating
This article has been brought to you by Warmboard. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Think “radiant h...
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10 Great Looks in Tin Ceiling Tiles
Adding tin tiles to your ceilings can wake up a whole room with a fresh but classic look.
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All You Need to Know About Tin Ceilings
A classic building material from the late 19th and early 20th century is experiencing a comeback. Fans of Victorian a...
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How to Install a Ceiling Fan in 7 Simple Steps
A ceiling fan can cut energy costs all year round. It helps circulate cool air in the warm summer months, but it can ...
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Applying a Veneer Coat of Plaster over Blueboard
Bob interviews Carlos Londono, a plastering contractor, who demonstrates how to apply a veneer coat of plaster over blue board.
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Recapping the Remodeling and Converting an Unfinished Basement into Living Space
Bob recaps the project and the installation of a new ceiling and walls begins.
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Acoustical Ceiling for Sound Attenuation
Bob learns about a new residential acoustical ceiling product—QuietZone's Solserene—which attaches directly to hard surfaces and absorbs reverberations.
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Elm Court's Dining Room
Bob tours one of the Vanderbilt family's most elegant dining rooms. The Berles have restored the ornate plasterwork ceilings and cornices, which were the inspirat...
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Installing a Drop Ceiling to Hide Duct Work
Bob walks through the Manhattan Brownstone floor-through apartment with project manager Chris Vila, looking at the ductwork that has been run in the ceiling for t...
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Reviewing Attic Conversion Plans
Bob meets structural engineer Steve Siegel on the attic floor of the Medford, MA home to discuss the owner's desire for an office with cathedral ceilings.
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Reviewing the Home's Framing
Bob reviews the frame of the home and the interior layout.
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Laying Plywood for the Front Porch Ceiling
General contractor Kevin Kalman and carpenter Bob Ryley lay plywood to the soffit of the front porch ceiling.
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Bathroom Remodel
Pat and Roger Simons, the owners of the second house in the Elmwood project, review the goals of their bathroom remodel.
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Attic Insulation
Australian-born architect and homeowner, Gavin Langley, shows Bob how attics are insulated in his home country.
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Architects Tour the Newton, MA Project
Bob meets with the architects, Mark and Geoffrey, who visit the project site every two weeks in order to check on progress, and to make sure their plans are being...
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Installing Tin Ceiling Sheaths
Contractor Bob Ryles demonstrates how to install tin ceiling sheaths, a Victorian touch for the Martha's Vineyard project house.
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Progress Update and Pedestal Sink Installation
Bob reviews progress in the kitchen, where pantry space and a tin ceiling have been installed, and where contractor Bob Ryley continues working on the staircase. ...
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Insulating the Home
Insulation contractors Jim and John Case show Bob how to insulate the cathedral ceiling. To ensure airflow and prevent condensation buildup, channels are install ...
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Pine Porch Ceiling
Contractor Larry Landers installs V-groove pine on the ceiling of the new front porch and demonstrates how to stagger and miter boards for an attractive, old-fash...
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Hanging Ceiling Drywall
Bob interviews Larry Lelflar (from Bonita Drywall) as he and his team hang drywall on the ceiling, then apply the first coat of tape and compound.
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Finishing the Drywall Ceiling
Bob tours the interior of the in-progress Naples project, discussing the installation of ceiling boards with the drywall contractor.
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