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Old 2010-03-29, 02:18 PM
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Hey everyone, just moved into a new home and we were supposed to have a coffered ceiling in our dining room.

I have always been under the impression that coffered ceilings looked like a bunch of squares. our dining room does have a lowered bulkhead around the whole room, but nothing in the middle. It has just plain rough ceiling.

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Old 2010-03-29, 03:16 PM
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That's definitely not a coffered ceiling, IMHO -

Here's a pic of one at a local Model Home:

http://www.mattamyhomes.com/Ottawa/C...HMB_Model1.jpg
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Old 2010-03-29, 03:46 PM
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As per my builder GGH this is coffered ceiling. We were told our living room had it and that is what it looks like.
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Old 2010-03-29, 03:47 PM
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Same here. Our family room had something that looked like that and the builder referred to it as coffered ceiling.

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Old 2010-03-29, 09:52 PM
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That's a family/living room with bulkheads surrounding the perimeter...certainly not a coffered ceiling.
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Old 2010-03-29, 10:05 PM
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To most builders that is what they consider a coffered ceiling. It's just one big one instead of multiple ones. Look at your plans, you'll see it in there.
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Old 2010-03-30, 01:27 AM
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yes that's what the builders call a coffered ceiling.

there are many types however
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Old 2010-03-30, 04:46 AM
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Yes that is a coffered ceiling. The picture posted is of a waffle ceiling which would cost and arm and a leg from the builder. But your coffered ceiling is the first step, you can get someone to come in after and finish it to look like the waffle pattern you posted.
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Old 2010-03-30, 10:30 AM
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Or you can do a cornice moulding around the perimeter (inside the coffer or outside the coffer) that would jazz it up a bit and be substantially cheaper than a waffle ceiling.
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Old 2010-03-30, 03:39 PM
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Technically that is a coffered ceiling. Once you add crown mouldings, it will look much nicer.

The ceiling with a bunch of squares is called a "waffle" ceiling. I have seen builders use diff. names for it. If you like the "square" ceiling, you can have it done later but it's a lot of work.

Here is our "coffered" ceiling in the dining room & our modern version of "waffle" ceiling
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