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

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 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

How to Duplicate Custom Molding

Can't find a match for your original molding? With these steps you can easily make matching trim

All About Crown Molding

Highlighting the transition between walls and ceiling, this decorative trim adds character to even the plainest rooms

All About Tin Ceilings

Embossed metal panels give your ceilings an authentic vintage look

Beautify Your Home With Crown Molding and Other Trim Upgrades

Add character to plain rooms with crown molding, baseboards, wainscoting and more


Quick, Cheap, and Effective Plaster Repair

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates a great product for plaster repair

Ceiling Medallions for all Styles

Ceiling medallions come in all sizes and designs, befitting everything from simple Colonial-style sitting rooms to ornate Victorian parlors

How to Install a Wide-Angle Skylight

A clever installation method that'll improve your outlook

Crown Molding Materials

Installing molding where walls meet ceiling adds character and value to your home. But the variety of materials crown molding comes in can be daunting. Here's help sorting out what works where

Backing Strips for Crown Molding

Create a nailing surface when ceiling joists aren't where you need them


How to Repair a Plaster Ceiling

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva saves a cracked plaster ceiling

Perfect Dormers at Winchester

At first glance the Winchester dormers look fine. But are they?

How to Hang a Tin Ceiling

In less than a weekend, turn your blank ceiling into an architectural showpiece of pressed metal.

Crown Molding Forms

A simple angled piece of carved wood at the ceiling can turn a plain-box room into a finished masterpiece. Check out these crown molding designs, from the sleek to the multi-peaked

How to Install a Beadboard Porch Ceiling

Gussy up your porch in time for outdoor entertaining

How to Install Crown Molding: Cut, Cope & Hang

From measuring to cutting to coping, discover how to easily install crown molding and add sculptural interest to your rooms.

Splicing Molding

A single length of molding spanning a wall is best, but when you have to use a second piece, use this technique to hide the gap

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

Looking to upgrade your ceiling fan? Read this step-by-step guide to putting in a versatile and stylish fixture.

6 Great Looks for Your Ceiling

Try one of these seven ceiling treatments to improve the space overhead

Former Dormers Revived

Putting back these "little houses" wasn't a simple task, but it's had a transformative effect on the Manchester project.

Preserving Historic Plaster

Old house plaster problems are unique to each historic building, but with a few basic tools and materials and an appreciation of history, repair is at hand