The design and construction of your ceiling can make a room. Here, you’ll discover ceiling options for your next project.
How to Texture a Ceiling
If you’re tired of the same old flat surface or dealing with a ceiling full of imperfections, repairs, or uneven surfaces, a textured ceiling may be the way to go. Texture can add character and depth to the room, making it an excellent final touch on a renovation project.
How to Patch a Hole in a Textured Ceiling
After some electrical work, This Old House paint expert Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner patch a hole left in a textured ceiling.
Paint it: Take a shine to the ceiling
Luscious color overhead in a light-reflecting finish can give your entry—and spirits—a lift.
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.
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 Build a Wood Beam Ceiling
Use these directions to add character to your home by installing wood beams to your ceiling.
How to Size and Install a Ceiling Fan
A step-by-step guide to help you choose the right ceiling fan for your space and put it into place.
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
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
How to Flatten a Textured Ceiling
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique smooths over a textured ceiling using joint compound
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
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 Replace a Skylight
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a new skylight into an existing roof opening
Antique Home Decor: 20 Easy Ideas
These modern versions of old world home accents give the same look without the wait (or cost).
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
3 Ways to Remove Popcorn Ceiling
Consider these tips when deciding between scraping, covering, or skimming to remove your dated popcorn ceiling.
How to Replace a Leaking Skylight
Installing a new skylight into an existing opening with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.
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
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 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.
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.