What can I do with this kitchen ceiling?

q what can i do with this kitchen ceiling
  8 answers
  • Gelaine Fasse Buhk Gelaine Fasse Buhk on Mar 10, 2018
    rip it out and put in recessed lighting.

  • Gk Gk on Mar 10, 2018
    That's some interesting lighting! I would take that lighting down and repair any holes and either repaint or install a wood ceiling and paint it white. Remove the ceiling fan and install updated lighting.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 10, 2018
    Wow, that is some ceiling!
    Take it down, remove the fan, put in a drywall ceiling, prime and paint.
    Lighting can be recessed or find a fixture you like.

  • CeCe813 CeCe813 on Mar 10, 2018
    Paint a blue sky, with clouds! My son's room has a painted border that my Mom & I did. We worked simultaneously, each with a sponge in each hand. Following each other around the room like that, we blended and swirled pour paint on, and avoided a repetitious look. Started with a bluish-gray background, then we added gray/white/blue/dark blue in puffy swirls (with empty 'sky' spaces in between). Might not be what you had in mind, but it would avoid ripping stuff out that you might not want to do :) I kinda like all the light you have from those fixtures.

  • Rachel Rachel on Mar 10, 2018
    Not exactly sure what it is but in my opinion, leave it - it's unique! x

  • Linda Linda on Mar 10, 2018
    I really like it--leave it alone!!! Its quite different.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 13, 2018
    It looks to me like fluorescent lighting? I would guess around 20 yrs old?
    If you do not like the yellowy/greeny light cast by the bulbs, one option used to be to purchase natural light bulbs, but with more lighting sources discontinuing fluorescent bulbs all together this may no longer be an option. Also consider that over time, the plastic coverings from fluorescent bulbs becomes discolored.
    If you want to open up the space, lighten and brighten it, my suggestion is to remove the whole lot, and install new flush mount shallow LED fixtures in the centre ceiling area. As these will need to be hard wired, also install dimmer switches at the same time. LED lights do not give off heat the way incandescent light does, and do not hum or flicker the way fluorescent light tends to. If you like air from the fan, then replace it with an updated flush mount enclosed model with an integrated bottom LED light, and remote control dimmer switch.

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    • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 14, 2018
      Thank you for the kind compliment.
      I enjoy Hometalk as a way of sharing with others what I have learned from personal experiences over the years.

  • Sherri Sherri on Aug 19, 2018

    I'm with Linda. I think it's beautiful too. Is there any way to remove the panels to clean (change bulbs to different type) or paint? You could also put privacy film on them, there are a lot of beautiful choices. Good luck.