Cathedral, Vaulted, Coffered . . . Decorative ceilings add style and volume to any space!
Here’s a brief photo-guide to some common types of decorative ceilings. From simple cathedrals to unique custom creations, learn more about the different options and find the style that’s right for you!
Cathedral: A ceiling that symmetrically projects upward in an inverted “V” shape.
Beams and dormer windows embellish this cathedral ceiling from the great room of the Adelaide Plan #866-D.
Vaulted: A ceiling which springs from a lower wall up to a higher wall. Includes Cathedral ceilings.
Exposed wood and a stone fireplace give a rustic feel to The Jerivale Plan #1033
Tray: Constructed with four or more sides angling upward to a higher, flat ceiling. This style resembles an upside-down tray and is commonly seen in breakfast areas, dining rooms and bedrooms.
This contemporary tray ceiling adds subtle elegance to the master bedroom in the Zeller Plan #1014.
Stepped: A series of trays, one inside the other, at different planes.
Custom, modified stepped ceiling in the master bedroom of The Clarkson Plan #1117
Coffered: Showcasing recessed paneling, typically in rectangular or square configurations. Most common in formal rooms of a floor plan.
Neutral colors and gallery lighting showcase the coffered ceiling in the great room of The Runnymeade Plan #1164
Barrel Vaulted: A simple, continuous vault, typically arched or tunnel-shaped.
This impressive design was a custom modification in what would have been a cathedral ceiling in The Clarkson Plan #1117
Custom: What was drawn as a standard tray or cathedral ceiling can be redesigned with unique, artistic elements to create a one-of-a-kind ceiling.
This custom-designed ceiling in the master bedroom of The Runnymeade Plan #1164 is a modified tray, with curved sides and coffered details.
Look for the dashed lines on our floor plans to see what type of ceiling is in each room, and contact our Customer Sales & Support Team with any questions.
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