Our perception of this important room depends on the design of the ceiling in the kitchen. First of all, with the help of professional design, it is possible to achieve a visual increase in space. In general, we are dealing with the main options: stretch/suspended ceiling with built-in lighting; 3D-panel finish with ornaments; wood finish; coffered ceilings made of plaster or wood; multilevel ceilings (partly stretch) with backlighting. All design ideas are mainly based on these solutions, except for particularly original projects.
Types of ceilings: stretch and suspended ceilings
In the basis of such ceilings – plasterboard, plasterboard, polyurethane and wooden parts. There are also built-in lighting modules: soffits, profile lighting systems, chandeliers. Each part is installed not only on the basis of the ceiling design itself, but also on the basis of specific areas under it. For example, more soffits may be in the cooking table top area, and a large chandelier will hang over the dining room.
Stretch ceiling in the kitchen looks especially modern. Thanks to the built-in lighting, it allows you to visually increase the space in the easiest way through spotlights. The stretch ceiling is mounted on invisible harpoon wall profiles and supplemented with PVC skirting boards. At the minimum, the ceiling is lowered by approx. 35 mm and on average by approx. 55 mm. As a result the concrete floor slabs become completely invisible. The ceiling does not create a protective layer against noise from neighbors but if desired, it can be created with additional soundproofing materials.
A popular design option is a suspended ceiling. Typically, there is a rectangular niche with LED lighting around the perimeter, additional integrated soffits and a central chandelier. Suspended ceilings are created by means of aluminum or steel profiles (also known as PP profiles), on which plasterboard (abbreviated GKL) is mounted. The design of the profiles is created on the basis of crabs (cross joints and specific lintels). The sheets are then coated with various substrates and painted (usually) white. It is the plasterboard suspended ceiling that usually has several modules, levels, geometric details.
Interior design of the kitchen with an island and the ceiling with black profile lights
The design of the ceiling in the kitchen living room has the same principles as the design of any suspended and stretch ceilings. True, there are often zoning elements. For example, there may be separate geometric modules with niches and special lighting above the living room, above the dining room and above the kitchen.
Neoclassical interior of the kitchen-dining room in a gray-blue scale with a plasterboard ceiling
Modern ceiling design in the kitchen has several types of lighting. For example, neon strip is complemented by small round soffits around the perimeter and a central chandelier. There are examples of a stretch ceiling with only round soffits without additional lights. Such ceilings are usually used in small-sized interiors.
Interior of the U-shaped kitchen in the neoclassical style in a classic color scheme
In any interior, the ceiling is very important. Light ceilings with a maximum of light sources visually increases the space. So the ceilings seem higher, and the room – more spacious. Modern ceiling design in the kitchen can eliminate other shortcomings of the room (little natural light, non-standard shape of the room) and emphasize the oversized furniture.
Futuristic interior of the kitchen with a large dining room and a modern ceiling
Kitchen design under the ceiling – this is a tall garniture, which rests on the ceiling. The lighting can be either on the crown of the kitchen itself or in the ceiling design, but close to the garnish. Here’s where you can consider different lighting options and determine your aesthetic preferences.
Kitchen interior design in black with marble finish and stretch ceiling
Ceiling design in the living room combined with the kitchen can be particularly challenging. As part of the overall decoration in a spacious interior can be the use of plaster details, such as cornices, friezes, medallions, modulons, semi-columns. Such techniques are most often used in interior design in the classic, neoclassical and art deco styles. They are always combined with multilevel or coffered ceilings.
Luxurious classic kitchen with baroque elements
Ceilings for a kitchen of about 8-12 square meters are different from ceilings for a room of more than 12 square meters. Usually in the first case, we recommend stretch ceilings with round soffits over the entire area. But for a more spacious room we can recommend a suspended ceiling with a rectangular niche in the center with a neon strip, round spotlights and a small chandelier. If the area is more than 22-26 square meters, you can think about complex multilevel ceilings.