Everything you ever wanted to know about the ceiling cove
If you’re in the habit of looking up when you visit new homes and historical sites, you’ll know very well that there are many kinds of different ceilings. There’s so much more out there than what comes standard in a home. The standard is the way it is because it’s the cheapest and easiest way to build a room. But it’s not the only way; not by far. There are domes and groin vaults and coffered ceilings, just to name a few. But there’s one type that stands out from the rest. You guessed it; it’s the ceiling cove.
The ceiling cove can be installed with a standard ceiling or alongside virtually any other kind of architectural ceiling. Either way, it will make a rather big impact.
What is a Ceiling Cove?
Okay, so let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. A cove is simply a rounded framing detail that usually gets installed where your wall and ceiling meet. Many people install ceiling coves to eliminate that harsh 90 degree angle that naturally forms between your standard ceiling and wall.
Can You Dress Up a Ceiling Cove?
You can get about as fancy as your heart desires, installing coves with crown molding accents or even insetting a ceiling cove into your standard room to raise the height in a particular section. You can also install a ceiling cove where the wall meets the ceiling and a dome or a barrel in the center of the space. There are so many things you can do; it’s all about how creative you feel like getting with this project.
Will I Need to Install Crown Molding?
You absolutely do not need to install crown molding with a ceiling cove, but you can if you’d like. Some people prefer to have some hard edges to accent the curves of the cove. That’s perfectly fine. Others choose to install the ceiling cove in the first place because they want the room to have a softer feel.
Is it Difficult to Install a Ceiling Cove?
Of all our prefabricated ceiling kits, the cove is probably the easiest to install. The key is to get your measurements right and follow the step-by-step instructions. If you can handle a nail gun, you can install a coved ceiling.