"I've made a terrible mistake and I don't know how to fix it. I've
removed a wall to enlarge my kitchen, which turned out fine. But then
I removed 24 inches from the wall that intersected it. The problem is
that the ceiling on the opposite side is vaulted. This leaves a "hole
(for lack of a better word" which screams 'mistake'. I can't think of
how to solve this. If I put back the 24 inches of wall, it will mess
up my kitchen island plan. I need an answer fast. Please paste the
following link into your browser so you can see what I am talking
about. How about soffit or skylight? Help, somebody help me! I'm
desperate and, no, I didn't hire a contractor. No scolding, I already
know. Thank you so much for any ideas or help you can give. Thank you
ever so much!
I don't see a problem.
If you're concerned about the strange intersections of ceilings,
put something in there that will make it look like you did it on purpose,
a tall painting, plant, lighting...
Personally I like strange, it adds interest.
I own a Scion Xb, now that's really strange:
I love it.
The only way I can see to remedy that faux pas, is to extend the
kitchen flat ceiling to the wall, sort of a triangular soffit.
Perhaps you'll add a couple more recessed lights to complete the
pattern. Good luck.
I would much prefer still pictures so I could study them.
The only view that screamed at me was the one looking in towards the kitchen
where you see the flat ceiling and the slope of the wall. That I think
could be softened with a plant shelf running the length of the wall. That
might also be usable to block the view of the sloped ceiling from the front
of the house towards the back. (or vice-versa)
The view towards the back of the house did not bother me at all.
If you want to post a couple of still pictures in a medium high resolution,
I will try to Photoshop the image to show you what I mean.
Yeah, I hate that flash crap, too. I go to web sites for content, not to go
Gee Whiz!. And it takes forever to download, even with broadband. But if
you press the correct button (can't remember which one) on right end of menu
bar, it eventually drops into album mode, and you can grab the pictures.
And for OP- everyone is telling you correctly- it looks fine. You are just
experiencing home remodeling remorse- 'coulda-shoulda-woulda'. As long as
you paint all the visible ceilings the same neutral color, nobody will bat
On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:27:24 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
hard to tell.. without seeing what's below these pictures.. where the
island ends up.. etc.. If intersection of ceiling change and
intersection of floor change happens at same spot.. I don't see the
Chuck (in SC)
On Jul 21, 1:27?pm, email@example.com wrote:
I think it looks fine. I think it is a good transition from a
kitchen to another room, and kind of opens the kitchen up. A lot of
times, "mistakes" are hidden inspiration. I wouldn't bother doing
anything to it. If you really want to, though, you could extend the
kitchen ceiling 24 inches to the end of the wall in the next room.
Most of all, I would leave it for now. You might get compliments on
it. Adding that 24 inches to the kitchen ceiling could be done at a
later time without too much disruption. In the meantime, you might
find that you like it the way it is. If you are worried about it
screaming "mistake", don't tell anyone, and see if people look and say
"Look, a mistake"; they will more likely say "That's an intersting
transition", although it is most likely they will say nothing at all.
Remember that just because it wasn't anticipated doesn't mean it won't
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