Looking for a beautiful ceiling makeover idea? Try this Simple DIY Coffered Ceiling Design for extra style and charm.
Hi guys! I am happy dancing all over my Dining Room this week. The ceiling in there already had some nice trim. But, I thought that a little more could make the room instantly eye-catching. And, I think this Simple DIY Coffered Ceiling Design Makeover absolutely did that by adding so much style and charm to that room!
Not only will I love looking at this room for years to come, it will help whenever we decide to sell. This room is the first room you see off of our entry. They say first impressions are everything, even when selling a home. That extra moulding is a wow-factor that happens right when people walk in our home. I think that low-profile coffered ceiling can absolutely help sell our house.
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What you need for this DIY Project
- Dewalt Compound Miter Saw
- Ryobi 18V Brad Nailer
- Stud Finder
- Paintable Wood Filler
- Dap Spackling Compound
- Gator Micro Zip Sander
- Sanding Sponges
- Dap Painter’s Acrylic Latex Caulk
Watch this Ceiling Makeover Video
Watch this 10-minute video to see how I planned my Simple DIY Coffered Ceiling Design, drew the layout for my boards and moulding, and how I did the install.
How Much Does it Cost to Build A Coffered Ceiling?
I spent less than $200 on this low profile coffered ceiling design. The area I was working with is about 10′ by 11′. My design uses polystyrene cove moulding which is about 40% cheaper than the primed wood cove moulding. Since I had to buy 18 – 8′ long cove moulding boards, this cheaper moulding saved me about $40.
I’ve used polystyrene moulding as crown moulding in my home too. It looks and installs just like wood moulding, but is lighter and easier to work with. And, cheaper! Lowes and Home Depot always have it in my area, so you can check it out for yourself in the moulding aisle.
One last note on the cost of this simple DIY coffered ceiling design, the more squares you add to your grid, the more you’ll spend on wood trim and moulding. I designed my ceiling with a 3×3 – 9 square grid to avoid having to adjust my light and vent. But, a 4×3 or 4×4 grid would have worked on that ceiling too.
I highly recommend carefully measuring your walls and drawing a diagram to plan your design. Add the exact location of any vents, speakers, and lights on the ceiling to the drawing so you can see where all of the trim and moulding will sit beforehand.
Are Coffered Ceilings Worth It?
I think so! I think any beautiful trimwork and millwork in a home can help sell your home faster. If you’ve ever been on any Model Home tours, they always have lots of beautiful moulding, crown moulding, wainscoting, and wood panels in those homes. People love all those extra details. Adding this Simple DIY Coffered Ceiling Design in your home will also make it more memorable for house hunters touring lots of homes.
Build Photos from this Simple DIY Coffered Ceiling Design
Here’s some photos from this DIY project. If you want more details on planning and installing this design, be sure to watch the video above.
Well, that’s it for this Low Profile Coffered Ceiling tutorial. If you’re looking for more home remodeling inspo check out my remodeling videos here, on my YouTube channel. 🙂
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