Interior Design: All About Ceilings

This homeowner incorporated smooth ceilings and potlights into her interior design

Smooth is better: Update your ceilings by having them resurfaced

Ceiling texture removal plays a part in interior design for this North Vancouver home
Ceiling texture removal plays a part in interior design for this North Vancouver home

 

Interior design is the art of taking a space and making it functional and pleasing to the eye. Unfortunately, ceilings are an often overlooked piece of the interior design puzzle.  This is such a shame because the surface area is so large that any change will make a big difference in the feel of your home.  A simple thing such as having the popcorn texture removed from your ceilings, will make the space feel larger, brighter and more modern. In addition, smooth ceilings provide better air quality. Once the ceiling texture is gone and the ceilings have been resurfaced, there will be no nooks and crannies for dust, spider webs and other allergens to hide. Modernization and less asthma attacks:  a win-win situation.

 

 

 

Ceiling texture removal plays a part in interior design for this North Vancouver home
Ceiling texture removal plays a part in interior design for this North Vancouver home
Ceiling texture removal plays a part in interior design for this North Vancouver home
Ceiling texture removal plays a part in interior design for this North Vancouver home
Ceiling texture removal plays a part in interior design for this North Vancouver home
Ceiling texture removal plays a part in interior design for this North Vancouver home
Ceiling texture removal plays a part in interior design for this North Vancouver home
Ceiling texture removal plays a part in interior design for this North Vancouver home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulkheads & Valances: Ceiling texture doesn’t make them more attractive

Let’s face it. Bulkheads and valances are not the most attractive features in a home.

Ceiling texture removed from valances
Ceiling texture removed from valances

No Realtor selling a home advertises all the first-class bulkheads. However, they can be necessary to cover up ducts or pipes, especially in basements. Without doing a major renovation, you just have to live with them. Likewise, no interior designer or architect designs a home trying to get as many valances in as possible. Sometimes they’re just unavoidable. But what if your bulkheads or valances are also covered in ceiling texture? It’s as if the builders said, “Ceilings covered in horrible, popcorn texture that collects dust? Check. Now let’s see where else we can spray this nasty stuff.”  While you may have to put up with these unwelcome necessities, they should at least not look diseased. Ditch the texture. At RemoveCeilingTexture.com we can remove texture from anywhere.

 

Ceiling texture removal from the ceiling and valances
Ceiling texture removal from the ceiling and valances
Texture removal from valances
Texture removal from valances 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting: What’s interior design without a little mood lighting?

This homeowner incorporated smooth ceilings and potlights into her interior design
This homeowner incorporated smooth ceilings and potlights into her interior design

The new flooring is in, the furniture is picked out and now you’ve found the perfect lights. When you show off your interior design and the new light fixtures, do you really want people inspecting your dusty ceiling texture too? A smooth, texture-free surface will make the important things, like fantastic lighting, stand out.

This Vancouver homeowner incorporated smooth ceilings and potlights into her interior design
This Vancouver homeowner incorporated smooth ceilings and potlights into her interior design
This Vancouver homeowner incorporated smooth ceilings and potlights into her interior design
This Vancouver homeowner incorporated smooth ceilings and potlights into her interior design
North Vancouver home gets ceiling texture removed after installing potlights - both great interior design ideas
North Vancouver home gets ceiling texture removed after installing potlights – both great interior design ideas
North Vancouver home gets ceiling texture removed after installing potlights - both great interior design ideas
North Vancouver home gets ceiling texture removed after installing potlights – both great interior design ideas
North Vancouver home gets ceiling texture removed after installing potlights - both great interior design ideas
North Vancouver home gets ceiling texture removed after installing potlights – both great interior design ideas
North Vancouver home gets ceiling texture removed after installing potlights - both great interior design ideas
North Vancouver home gets ceiling texture removed after installing potlights – both great interior design ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you have bulkheads or valances covered in texture, or you have new lighting that requires smooth ceilings or you just want the modern look that texture free ceilings give, contact us today for a FREE quote on ceiling texture removal and ceiling resurfacing. Or give us a call from anywhere in BC at 604-420-7578.

 

Do you want smooth ceilings incorporated into your interior design? Contact us now for a FREE quote on ceiling texture removal!

 

Asthma & Popcorn Ceilings

Asthma is responsible for $56 billion worth of damage to the US economy every year.

Asthma & popcorn ceilings: Your ceilings are harbouring the invisible enemy that aggravates Asthma

Asthma is responsible for $56 billion worth of damage to the US economy every year.
source: fitsugar.com

Like many textured surfaces such as carpets and rugs, your popcorn textured ceilings can hold on to a variety of allergens, dust mites, insect bile, and spider webs. This is over and above the risk of your textured ceiling’s risk of containing deadly asbestos. Even if you make a regular habit of trying to keep your popcorn ceilings clean (few of us do), you can still count on dust, dirt, and other airborne pollutants to be embedded in between the rough surfaces that make up the popcorn ceiling.

To make things worse, many popcorn ceilings weren’t  installed properly which means you may notice areas of your popcorn ceilings that are cracking and peeling off. The peeling of ceiling texture is a visible symptom of loose particles that are slowly but constantly falling from the textured ceiling and being inhaled by you, your kids and the rest of your family. Another visible symptom of popcorn ceiling particles coming loose and floating in the air of your home, is that no matter how often you dust your furniture and appliances, after a day or two, you will still get a thin film of dust on the surfaces you cleaned.

The thin film of dust that you see on your furniture, counter tops, TV set, appliances and other surfaces in your house, is made up of dust, allergens, dust mites and other respiratory system irritants that for the most part fall off from the textured ceilings in your home. This is why asthma & popcorn ceilings are never a good mix.

 

A look at the Asthma epidemic

Over the last 40 years, the prevalence of asthma has increased from 0.53% of the population, to 4.8% of the population[1]. That’s an astounding 10 fold increase in a short period of 40 years. It is not a coincidence that textured ceilings were introduced  in the mid 1960’s.

In the meantime, we are only masking the symptoms of asthma by using inhalers and other steroid based chemicals, while ignoring the real causes of asthma. According to the Asthma Society of Canada, 10% of the population in this country are needlessly suffering from Asthma [2].

Associated costs with the Asthma epidemic

In the Province of British Columbia alone, the annual cost of dealing with Asthma was $56 million (2006 figures [3]). If we extrapolate that number, Canada-wide, the cost of dealing with Asthma would have been over half a Billion dollars. As Canadian taxpayers, we have to understand that ultimately we are paying those costs out of our pockets.

According to the US National Institute of Health, the total cost burden of Asthma in the year 2007 in the United States was $56 Billion. You read that correct, that’s $56 million times 1000.

As the burden of Asthma increases, there are certain steps that we can take as citizens, including choosing responsible modes of transportation, reducing the use of airborne chemicals in our households, and yes, removing popcorn textured ceilings from our homes. If you are a homeowner whose family suffers from Asthma and other allergies, do yourself and your family a favour in the new year and get in touch with us here at RemoveCeilingTexture.com. You would be surprised how minimal the cost is to have smooth ceilings in your home and get rid of that unsightly and disease-ridden popcorn textured ceiling.

Is your family suffering from asthma or allergies? Click here to take action!