Instead of an entertainment center, wall niches are built to house the TV and showcase decorative artwork. This is a great solution if you're tight on space and funds. It only cost about $100 in materials to build the niches.
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Paint and molding are used to give the illusion of a vaulted or tiered ceiling. Different shades of beige are painted on the ceiling in proportionally-sized rectangles with the darkest shade in the middle. Molding is then used to border each color. The gradient colors combined with the molding create an illusion of depth and height.
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This room looks like it belongs in an old English manor house. But, it is actually in a typical newly constructed home in the suburbs. Paneled walls, rich fabrics and traditional-style furnishings make the homeowner feel like a king in his own castle. Click on the next slide to see more of this room.
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An old English study would not be complete without a coffered ceiling. The raised-panel effect draws the eye up and adds a rich opulence to the room.
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An open bookcase is used to differentiate the living room from the dining room. Dowel rods are threaded through the middle of the shelves, so even though the spaces are separated, air and light still flow through. Louvered, wooden artwork is hung on the ceiling of both rooms to add height and more architectural interest.
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This room oozes character and grace with its unique vaulted ceiling and warm color palette. Instead of starting straight off the wall, the ceiling's ascent starts a foot off the wall to provide more architectural interest. A center beam at the peak adds a touch of modern design, and on the practical side, it houses the electrical lines for the fan.
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Fluted molding is used for the baseboards, window and door trim and as crown molding on the ceiling line. Fluted molding is normally used for columns or casing on a doorway or window. Using it to trim out the whole room adds dimension and complements the traditional style.
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This dining room looks bigger then it is thanks to the use of molding and wainscoting. By painting the upper portion of the walls olive green and wrapping the lower portion in wainscoting, the room seems taller. Linear artwork made with molding is hung on the widest wall to help make the room appear longer.
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What was once a dark and dingy basement is turned into a multi-functional space with great architectural details. A knee wall with leaded-glass panels hung above separates the office from the living area. A built-in bench (left) provides extra seating and a place to stash toys.
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These homeowners love their authentic Victorian-style home, but they also love all things Asian. The Rip & Renew
team cleverly added Asian flair to their living room while staying true to the Victorian style of the house. The circular entryway gives off a modern Zen-like vibe yet still has a grand and elegant feeling. Wooden medallions are added to the ceiling to continue the circular theme.
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Architectural interest is added to the floors and ceiling of this bedroom remodel. The floors are resurfaced in eco-friendly, low-cost bamboo flooring to give the space warmth and sophistication. Channels are created on the ceiling with molding to help make the room appear taller.
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This basement serves as an office, an exercise room and a lounge area. To give each function its own space, wooden dividers are built to separate the long and narrow room. Beyond the rectangular divider, in the office area are bookcases made from kirei wood. Kirei is inexpensive and eco-friendly because it is made from sorghum stalks.
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This living room used to have an ugly faux-brick wall below the staircase. The wall was ripped down to reveal a hidden niche underneath. The Rip & Renew
crew recycled lumber from the torn-down wall to build a new TV shelf. Then a little modern Indian design was added to the room with wooden ceiling art. Simple floating shelves (left) provide the homeowners a stylish way to display their artwork.
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The faux fireplace in this century-old farmhouse is extended up to the ceiling to make a grand focal point. The additional molding, tin ceiling tile and splayed-out top give a modern twist to the traditional-style room.
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The roof is raised in this 1800s farmhouse to bring back some authentic style. To achieve the look, the drywall was torn off the ceiling to expose the structural beams. The beams were resurfaced and painted then tin tiles were laid in between each beam.
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A wooden screen turns a plain skylight into a work of art. Ceiling art is a great way to add dimension and the illusion of added height to a room.
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An existing window ledge is extended to make a cozy window seat. The seat's frame is covered in an exotic hardwood to give it a rich look. Bookshelves underneath and fluffy cushions on top make it an inviting reading nook. See more of this makeover and find instructions on how to make your own window seat