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    False ceilings can add a lot of spice to your interiors. False ceilings also have many advantages:
    • They look good, especially when done asthetically.
    • You can add spots and extra lights to the room.
    • You can hide wires, casings and other such drab that disturbs the beauty.
    • With Plaster or Paris (PoP) finish, you can have a beautiful finish that hides the blemishes of the concrete cement slab.

    But false ceilings means that they will use up some of the room height. This may not be a problem where the inside height of the room is sufficient (11' or more). But today's multi-storey apartments are built with no more than 9.5' to 10' clear (inside) height. In such case, a false ceiling will add a lot of claustrophobia.

    In such cases, you must plan the false ceiling in such a way that it does not eat up the height and yet reverts you all the advantages. One way to do this is plan the outer realm deep and the insides shallow. A click on the thumbnail below will explain.


    Another option could be to have a false ceiling only at the center and one side. The false ceiling shown below is just above the bed and runs from the head wall till just a few feet more than the bed but not all the way to the opposite wall.


    More comments welcome.
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    I have a false ceiling at home. It has a few issues.


    I live in an apartment. When we needed to drill holes into the ceiling, it made HUGE vibrations and noise. The people who stayed above our house freaked out and filed a complaint, we ended up paying about Rs15,000 which they claimed as damages due to the vibrations...

    The ceiling is made up of a gypsum board. Its pretty strong and reliable. But when we recently had it painted again, the painters had to be really careful as if the boards bend a bit, the plaster layer will crack and it would make the full think look really bad.

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    Drilling holes in a false ceiling should not cause HUGE vibrations.
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    How can drillin a hole make huge vibrations?
    Now a days, even air conditioners are concealed inside false ceilings. This can be seen any star hotels. All you see in the ventilation grills, but the cooling equipment is inside that.
    Cool, isnt it?

    This method is generally adopted for ducted units,. not for the general split air conditioning units.!

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