How We Transformed A Vaughan Condo Kitchen By Raising The Ceiling

There’s a lot of space in your condo ceiling. Why not use it!

Before this project was even started and we were in the planning stages of the project, we were thinking about raising the height of the ceiling. We had it as a protected line item in the proposal, and we were thrilled at the demolition stage to discover almost 1 foot of space in the main area of the kitchen. It’s common in condominiums that ceilings are framed down because it was easier at the time. In other instances, there’s a good reason why the ceiling has been dropped down, but you should check to see if you can gain some additional space. In this condo in Vaughan we raised approximately 3/4 of the ceiling up, and transformed the entire space. You can also take a look at one of our other projects in Downtown Toronto, where we did the same with astonishing results.

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Some Helpful Tips

  1. Keep things symmetrical and the same plane once the space is opened up and it is reframed.
  2. Make sure all the bulkheads and ceiling are the same paint colour. This will open up the space.
  3. Check to see if there is actually space beforehand. Make a small hole and look into the area of the ceiling.

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Mark Ashton

Kitchen & Bath Designer
AKBD, CLIPP, B.A., B.A.S. (Mgmt.)

For over 25 years, Ashton Renovations has offered an innovative and professional approach to home renovations. From kitchens and baths to whole house projects, we can transform any room in your home.