Transform your suspended ceiling
We have touched on the topic of suspended ceiling in some of our previous posts. This time, we would like to take things further by elaborating some more on the idea. Therefore, we will take a look at an example that illustrates a suspended ceiling with a concealed niche for the lighting and the drapery rod.
The most important step that comes right after the decision of going for a suspended ceiling is to define the horizontal level and the height at which the plasterboard pieces will be installed. Once, the right level and height have been determined is time to apply the UD profiles. They are widely used for suspended ceiling. In our case the profiles will determine the shape of the alcove, where the built-in lighting and concealed drapery rod will be placed. The niche above the window will have a depth of about 35 – 45 cm; the installation process is the following: first, attach a metal profile to the ceiling. Then use a piece of plasterboard with the corresponding width, so that you can firmly attach it to the metal profile.
It is important to use the right fasteners. The so-called direct hangers are mounted to the wall or the ceiling using dowels. Now, keep in mind that the maximum distance at which a plasterboard piece can be mounted is 145 mm, no matter whether it will be mounted to the ceiling or any of the walls. The metal profiles, on the other hand, can be mounted at different distances, which allows for their perfect alignment!
So, we are getting closer to the finishing line – the metal profiles should be mounted to the installed hangers. It is vital that you keep a closer eye on the alignment at every stage of the process, so that a professional result can be guaranteed. The last step would be to mount the plasterboard. The best way would be to use self-tapping screws. Well, it was not that hard, was it?