Many apartment dwellers, undertaking repairs, often think about how to visually increase the height of the ceiling.Very often there is a desire among owners of apartments with low ceilings.
Depending on the years of planning and construction, the level of the ceiling may range from 2.5 to 3.2 m (according to GOST standards and SNIP ceiling height in residential buildings must be at least 2.5 m).
minimum ceiling height at which you do not have the feeling that the ceiling has already fallen on your head, 2.4-2.5 m. Usually this is the height of ceilings in the Khrushchev, in brezhnevki, the homes of old buildings.In modern buildings a standard ceiling height ranges from 2.6 to 2.8 m.
For example, in a series of prefabricated houses typical P-44T, which began to build in 1997, the ceiling height reaches 2.7 m. Or in homesKOPE series, with a ceiling height 2.64 m. This is quite a comfortable height and, in principle, can be considered optimal.
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It is clear that the last effects of increasing the visual height of the ceiling is not very important.However, if you got a typical apartment with low ceilings, this material is clearly useful to you.Although, if you like space and the four walls anyway put pressure on you, and the standard height of 2.8 m may be small.
proceed to the study of the methods that can help get rid of your apartment deficiencies in growth.
The first method is the easiest.Remember how your friend was trying to look slimmer and higher, wearing a dress with vertical stripes?That is the same principle - vertical stripes on the wallpaper will make your room a little higher.True, do not overdo it with bright colors, or will achieve the opposite effect .If you want something bright, try to incorporate them into the design highlights and accents in the relevant field.
way, help to cope with the problem and sticking wallpaper or paint the walls close to the ceiling.And plinth or not used at all or take thinner and paint in the color of the walls.Wide borders steal your ceiling a few precious centimeters.
As for color, it is best to choose a cool and bright shades.Warm possess the ability to reduce the space and make it more comfortable, but cold is contrary expanding space.As an option, you can paint the ceiling in the color of the walls (or choose a color for a couple of shades lighter).
option for the adventurous and daring nature - a mirrored ceiling.Or at least mirror inserts on it, or a mirrored plinth.This method adds room required volume, while at the same time, the mirror will not be particularly eye lather as they are still located on the ceiling.
another cunning move - low furniture.Try to pick furniture small height, then the ceiling will seem higher.
Also vertical stripes on the wallpaper, a good way to visually pull up the room will narrow high racks, vertical pattern, high potted flowers and other elements.
Lightweight long curtains to the floor, exposed beams on the ceilings, tall doors (almost up to the ceiling) with a long vertical handles ... all this too will add height of the room. Returning to the subject wallpaper, note, one hundred and save the situation not only striped pattern, but the pattern in the long term.
You can also shift the focus on the floor, in the end.Use as a floor covering unusual materials, coat gloss.Incidentally, this is also suitable for admission to visually raise the ceiling of the attic.
Add the height of the wall, to drive them a little on the ceiling.Either the color to match the ceiling in the wall, or glue the wallpaper, starting from the ceiling.But strip ceiling wallpaper that you give must not exceed 30 cm. It all depends on the size of the premises.What it is, the less will be the width of the occupied strip.However, designers are not advised to use this method in very small rooms.
In spite of everything, will help add height and suspended ceilings or duplex.On the one hand, of course, they steal from the room a few centimeters.But it is a properly selected design will distract attention from the height of the room.Slightly understate the ceiling around the perimeter and adding luster core.We will achieve our desired effect.
Another way to create the illusion of height - decorative painting the ceiling and walls with a sly technique called "snag."Remember, the popular online drawings 3D?That's about the same version. With the prospect of leaving in the landscape or well-chosen picture, your ceiling will seem much higher.
Background from SNiP:
- height space in public buildings (in cafes, offices) should be at least 3 m
- in school - not less than 3.6 m
- The stores tradearea of 250 permitted height floor of an apartment building, where they are built.
- in workers' sheds (in the boiler) - not less than 2.2 m.
- In the garage - not less than 2 m.
- In the bath (sauna), the height of the main premises shall not be less than 3.3m. Although in most guys (in the steam room), the height of the cost to do less, otherwise the energy consumption for heating will increase it.
- The pool ceiling height will depend on the destination - agree that it should be different in the children's pool and pool with diving board.
- In a residential building (including, in a cottage or country house) - the height of the ceiling should not be less than 2.5 m.
Do not forget about the possibilities of lighting.With the help of lighting can achieve the required result.First, let as much light - the lighting is the room, the more spacious it will seem.Do not forget that twilight space shrinks, but the bright light (as a white dress) visually increases the volume.
Try using fixtures that direct light is not on the usual down, but rather up.
Good move - a wide variety of local fixtures.They provide a cozy and pleasant environment, and at the same time divert unwanted attention from our suffering ceiling.And a bright light around an unlit visually expand the room.
illumination ceiling (for example, the effect of "floating ceiling"), flat lamps, lighting at floor level - all this will also help you to hide the lack of space.
Most importantly, do not forget to give up the massive chandeliers, wallpaper and a large picture is too wide moldings on the ceiling.