Above and Beyond Beautiful: Discover the Fifth Wall

Look up to take your room renovation to the next level. HGTV design expert Jeribai Tascoe shows you how.

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Photo By: Brittney Gazaway

Photo By: Brittney Gazaway

Photo By: Brittney Gazaway

Photo By: Brittney Gazaway

Photo By: Brittney Gazaway

Photo By: Brittney Gazaway

Photo By: Brittney Gazaway

Photo By: Brittney Gazaway

Photo By: Brittney Gazaway

Photo By: Brittney Gazaway

Designer-Worthy Kitchen

HGTV design expert Jeribai Tascoe shares how to make the most of the "fifth wall" and how he created additional focal points in this light-filled kitchen.

Heart of the Home

For homeowners Jay and Ashley, Tascoe creates an airy and bright family-friendly kitchen with an all-white color palette. They opted to maximize cabinet space, so for additional natural light they looked to the ceiling and installed skylights. "Natural light from above draws your attention upward making a room feel more spacious," says Tascoe.

Brilliant Kitchen With Timeless Style

An all-white color scheme instantly creates an open, welcoming atmosphere. To add even more height to this cathedral ceiling, the walls are painted a soft taupe. Dark hardwood floors not only ground the room but they also create a striking contrast.

Let the Light In

Bring the outside in with VELUX No Leak Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylights. They fill the room with natural light and can be opened to bring in fresh air for an open and fresh feeling.

Invigorate Your Space

Control the amount of sunlight in the kitchen with solar powered blinds that can be as open or closed as you desire. Plus, skylights add additional ventilation that helps keep kitchens fresh.

At Your Fingertips

Easily open the skylights when you want to or program them to open and close at set times every day with a touch remote control.

In the Shade

The skylights above the beams accent the geometric design of the ceiling. Plus, the skylight blinds add a simple yet stylish pop of color and contrast to the white space, in addition to controlling the light.

Incorporate Visual Interest

Transform the ceiling with texture. Shiplap is used up to the rafters for an unexpected and updated touch. This popular paneling adds a coziness to the space that enhances the charming aesthetic.

Understated Architecture

The exposed beams are an integral part of the ceiling design, adding an eye-catching architectural detail. They're painted white to match the ceiling, allowing the dramatic feature to make a subtler visual impact.

Layer Lighting

Combine overhead fixtures with pendant lights to provide focused task lighting and to connect the top and bottom spaces of the room.