Do you want to visually increase the space and height of the room? In this case, the ideal option would be to make a multi-level ceiling. Do not think that this work is only under the power of professionals who take a lot of money for it. If you delve into the installation technology of this design, then you will understand that this work is within your power. Although in this case will have to sweat, but the result will satisfy you completely. So, let's get to work!
Today there is a wide variety of building materials, which, in fact, can be used to make multi-level ceilings. For example, one of the most popular and more affordable materials is drywall. It is about this material that will be discussed further. But you ask: why should I spend money on this type of decoration, plus my own time? After all, before doing something, you need to understand why you need it. So, what will this drywall construction give you?
And these are just some of the reasons why you should choose this type of treatment for your ceilings. Now take a closer look at the process of manufacturing and installation.
Like Any other work, installation of multi-level ceilings should begin with preparation. Before you decide to make it a project, it is important to understand what function it will perform. Here are some of them:
Whatever the function of such a ceiling, it is necessary to make its sketch at the very beginning.
When creating it, be sure to consider the size of the room. A large figure in a small room can diminish its value. It should fit perfectly in the size of the room. For example, the project can be implemented using computer programs. If this is not possible, you can take a large sheet of paper. Here, everything will depend on your imagination. Do not follow the patterns that you see on the Internet. Try to approach the creation of a sketch creatively and individually.
The frame of the multi-level ceiling
For the manufacture of the frame is used galvanized profile. Before installation, mark it up on the ceiling. At this stage of work, high accuracy is extremely important. At the same time it is better to use the water level, which will help you accurately establish the basis - the first tier. On the perimeter on the wall beat off the base line. After stuffed UD profile (guide). After a distance of 40 cm, a CD profile is inserted into the guide profile UD. This profile should be fixed directly to the ceiling, with the help of suspensions (or as they are called - crocodiles).
Do not ignore tools such as plumb, level, level and other auxiliary tools. The accuracy of the next ceiling levels completely depends on the accuracy of the first tier.
In those places where the laying of the second and third tiers is planned, the structure should be strengthened. If the subsequent levels will have minor dimensions, then the enhancement should not be carried out. As soon as the first stage is completed (the GCR is sewn up), the figure of the second and third layers can be transferred to the ceiling itself. After using the same profiles and suspensions you create the necessary line. Respect proportions and sizes. Always monitor the horizontal structure, checking it with measuring devices.
You can safely say when the frame ready, half done. After all, headlining does not take you as much time as designing and manufacturing the frame itself. However, before you can sew up each level with drywall, you should not forget about lighting. To do this, you need to lay wires to the places where you plan a lamp or chandelier. Illumination will give the whole figure a gorgeous look. After plastering with a special crown, you can cut holes for the future fixture.
Installation of the stretch part of the ceiling
For the installation of the vertical part of the structure, namely the end parts, it is necessary to properly measure the desired width of the strip. For example, it can be pre-cut on the floor, or directly on the ceiling. How? First, fasten a strip of larger GCR, and then with a knife or a special hacksaw, cut out exactly the size. In this case, the reference will be the profile itself.
If curved strips are provided, wet the drywall and after 15-20 minutes it can be bent into any shape. At the same time, carefully bend it and screw it in parallel.
This work is best done by two people. When everything is ready, it remains only to procure. Glue the corners on the corners. If it is curved, then buy a plastic corner. If straight, then aluminum. Always seal all seams with special tape and putty for seams. After grouting you will only have to paint it. So, your ceiling is completely ready!
There is no limit to imagination to create a multi-level ceiling. This article dealt exclusively with drywall. But there are building materials that can also be used. For example, some combine them: drywall and suspended ceiling. Look for the most original ideas. You can share them with us. Write in the comments to this article, what difficulties you encountered and how you overcame them. Your experience will help many more, so we are waiting for your participation!