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Ceilings

The design and construction of your ceiling can make a room. Here, you’ll discover ceiling options for your next project.

How to Paint a Ceiling

Make your fifth wall pop with a color expert's how-to steps.

Paint it: Take a shine to the ceiling

Luscious color overhead in a light-reflecting finish can give your entry—and spirits—a lift.

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How to Replace a Leaking Skylight

Installing a new skylight into an existing opening with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.

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How to Install Three-Piece Crown Molding

Layer stock moldings onto a box beam to create a budget-friendly custom profile.

5 Ideas for Faux Wood Beams

Budget-savvy ways to create the look of salvaged-wood ceiling beams.

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How to Cut Crown Molding

Tom Silva shares some tricks of the trade for cutting crown molding precisely to create a scarf joint and outside corners.

How to Clean a Popcorn Ceiling

Giving your popcorn ceiling a facelift can be a grimy and time-consuming job, taking up the better part of an entire weekend, but you can certainly do it yourself. Read these tips on how to easily and safely clean popcorn ceilings.

3 Ways to Remove Popcorn Ceiling

Consider these tips when deciding between scraping, covering, or skimming to remove your dated popcorn ceiling.

Antique Home Decor: 20 Easy Ideas

These modern versions of old world home accents give the same look without the wait (or cost).

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Decorative Crown Molding

In this step-by-step video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the best way to install decorative trim to the joint between wall and ceiling.

39 Crown Molding Design Ideas

Steal these ceiling trim ideas to add more style to your rooms.

Vaulting a Ceiling

How hard would it be to put vaulted ceilings in my bedroom and living room?

Drop Ceiling Installation: Selection, Tools, and Tips

Here are 5 tips help you install a drop ceiling in your home that aren’t on the instruction manual.

How to Plan for a Finished Basement

Planning to refinish your basement? This in-depth guide shares inspiring basement ideas from floor plans and wall finishings to decor.

How to Build a Wood Beam Ceiling

Use these directions to add character to your home by installing wood beams to your ceiling.

All About Ceilings

Make an impact in any room by exercising smart options overhead.

How to Paint a Popcorn Ceiling

Follow these steps when painting your popcorn ceiling.

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Adding Crown Molding to a Coffered Ceiling

This Old House home builder Jeff Sweenor explains how he trimmed out the coffered ceiling of our Westerly project

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Westerly in Detail: Applied Rafter Tails

How do you apply rafter tails to the exterior of a structure after the walls have been sheathed? Home builder Jeff Sweenor developed a simple solution that's efficient to execute

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How to Flatten a Textured Ceiling

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique smooths over a textured ceiling using joint compound

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How to Patch a Plaster and Lathe Ceiling

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a cracked plaster ceiling in an older home

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Barrington | Architectural Moldings created from Polyurethane

Norm sees the decorative brackets being used on the exterior and learns why polyurethane is a better choice than PVC stock for this application

Paint a Single, Bold Stripe

One wide swath of color can create a fresh, clean look that highlights a room’s best assets

How to Patch a Ceiling

How to put a fresh face on brown, blistered, water-damaged drywall

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How to Replace a Skylight

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a new skylight into an existing roof opening

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How to Install a Ceiling Fan on a Cathedral Ceiling

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a fan on a cathedral ceiling

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How to Repair Ceiling Drywall

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a damaged and cracked ceiling.

Finding and Restoring Hidden Plaster Details

In an act of upside-down residential archaeology, the This Old House TV crew reveals—and rebuilds—historical plaster details entombed above a false ceiling

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How to Build a Coffered Ceiling

Apply basic carpentry techniques to primed boards and molding to add a formal, elegant touch to any room

How to Install a Skylight

TOH general contractor Tom Silva shows how new designs and better flashing make for a watertight roof window

Reinvent a Room by Painting the Ceiling With Color

Follow our tips for tapping the hidden-in-plain-sight potential of that fifth wall

How to Stencil a Ceiling Medallion

Flatter your fixture with a lacy frame that suggests old-world plasterwork. With the help of a stencil and craft paint, you can do it in a flash