What to do with (or instead of) a drop ceiling in kitchen

Working on my dad's kitchen, he's in a condo and has a cement ceiling w/ a drop ceiling to hide the wires and drain pipe from an upstairs bathroom. I would like to open it up as much as possible, but was hoping to not create a ton more work. Any suggestions?

  3 answers
  • You could open it up and use box beams or those fake wood beams that are hollow to hide things.

  • William William on Jul 06, 2018

    I like Becky's suggestion. Depending where the drian pipe and wires are you can just box them in with a soffit or bulkhead. Wires can be rerouted to where the drain is. Giving you the option of removing the drop ceiling and painting the concrete

  • Chris Chris on Jul 10, 2018
    William & Becky - thank you. That is a great idea, but the drain pipe is at an angle, but I may give that a try.
    Again - thank you.