15 Coffered-Ceiling Ideas
Design ideas, tips, and techniques for a unique coffered ceiling in kitchens, living rooms, basements and more.
Coffered ceilings add a beautiful element to any room. Whether you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary design, we’ve put together a collection featuring some of our best reader-submitted projects and articles highlighting coffered ceilings in living rooms, kitchens, and basements. You’ll also find tips and techniques on building box beams, installing a coffered ceiling, and leveling old ceilings.
For more information, check out these links:
- Video Series: The Craft of Coffered Ceilings
- Tips for a Coffered Ceiling
- A New Approach to Coffered Ceilings
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Coffered ceiling with massive, MDF box beams.
This reader-submitted project features a custom-stained and poplar coffered ceiling.
This dining room gets an elegant face-lift with a coffered ceiling.
For this custom coffered ceiling, the individual coffers were dry-assembled in a shop, tested for fit, delivered and installed in the home.
With all of the beams, ducts, and pipes that need to be hidden, coffered ceilings can be a practical detail for a basement remodels.
A totally gutted and remodeled kitchen gets the coffered ceiling treatment.
These beams suspended at ceiling height help to carve out a cozy space, while the skylight-filled, vaulted ceiling above makes the room bright and airy.
This reader-submitted project is still in the works. We can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s done.
This contemporary basement remodel includes a unique, modern take on box-beam ceilings.
Here’s another unconventional take on a coffered ceiling done simply by creating concentric recesses in this kitchen’s drywall ceiling.
In this article, senior editor Charles Bickfod shares 5 tips for installing a coffered ceiling.
Learn how to build and fasten faux beams with U-shaped ceiling supports instead of the traditional elaborate grid of framing.
More often than not, old ceilings feature studs and joists that have sagged, twisted, and bowed making it to prepare it for coffered ceiling installations. This article details a simple technique for solving the problem with steel studs.
In this online-member article, builder Joseph Lanza shares some advice and tips on how to build box beams that can be used as the basis for coffered ceilings.
This online-member article shows you how to build a simple box beam using quirk joints between the sides and bottom with.