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3 Ways to Hide Your Popcorn Ceiling

orlando ceiling texturing ways to cover popcornYour ceiling’s ability to change the whole mood of the room is drastically underplayed. Smooth, blemish-free ceilings give any room a modern update; tray or coffered ceilings give you visual appeal and the ability to think creatively with lighting; paneled ceilings offer an easy elegant alternative to your typical drywall. Popcorn ceilings, on the other hand, just make your room seem outdated.

If you’re not quite ready to have your popcorn ceilings removed, there’s always the option of disguising them! From the Orlando ceiling texturing team at New Ceilings, here are 3 clever ways to cover up your popcorn ceiling:

 

  • Cover it up with drywall. Many homeowners choose to cover their popcorn ceilings with a layer of drywall. This is a genius idea, as it usually lowers the ceiling by less than an inch, and it eliminates the possibility of asbestos fibers being knocked loose. You will still need to texture the drywall once it’s installed, but you can finally opt for the texture you really want!
  • Layer on the paneling. Whether you choose wood or beadboard, paneling can give your home a breezy, always-summertime look. Choose a material and paint or stain that will match the mood of the room and be sure to apply it in the direction of the flow of the room, if possible.
  • Apply decorative tiles. Newer to the scene are decorative acoustic tiles, which come in a huge variety of designs, colors, and materials. These tiles can help dampen sound – hence the name – making them great for the living room or another high-traffic area. Typically, these tiles are easy to install and easy to change up, if you want to try something new.

 

Really, the best way to deal with the look of your popcorn ceilings is to get rid of them completely. What’s keeping you from scheduling your appointment? If you want to learn more, get in touch with the ceiling texturing team at New Ceilings. Give us a call at 407-378-6040 today to schedule your free consultation.

Prepping Your Home for Your Popcorn Removal

popcorn removal team preparing for your projectYour popcorn removal project is quickly approaching, and we bet you’re excited to give your home a brand new, modern look! If you’ve been keeping up on our blogs, you know that popcorn removal brings along even more benefits beyond the aesthetic upgrade. While your selected team has all the tools they need to complete your job quickly and efficiently, it’s a good idea to prepare your home ahead of time so you can help make headway.

The popcorn removal team at New Ceilings knows that popcorn dust gets everywhere – even the places you’d least expect. Here are 3 steps you can take to make sure your popcorn removal project is mess-free:

 

  • If you can, remove all furniture from the room. The best way to keep your furniture protected is to move it as far away from the project site as possible. We know there are some instances when this isn’t possible, so if the furniture has to stay where it is, be sure you wrap it tightly in protective plastic sheets – popcorn dust can make its way in any little gap or opening!
  • Take care of your lighting and ceiling fixtures. As your contractors will be working on the ceiling, you’ll want to make sure you take down any ceiling fans and other hardware up there. If you have recessed lights, you’ll want to cover them with cloth or wads of paper to protect them from the water spray.
  • Cover your walls and floors and try to contain the mess. Keeping your project mess contained to one area isn’t difficult with the help of a great deal of plastic covering! If your room is carpeted, take extra care to cover them up, as the popcorn dust can work its way into the nap. You’ll also want to try and block dust from floating to other rooms, so block off your doorways.

 

Before you have your popcorn removal appointment, your selected team should be able to let you know what kind of preparatory procedures you need to take. After everything is done, they’ll be able to clean up and properly dispose of the old texture. To learn more or to schedule your free consultation, call New Ceilings at 407-378-6040 today.

3 People Who Will Benefit from Popcorn Removal in Your Home

3 people who will benefit from removing popcorn ceilingsStill on the fence about removing your popcorn ceilings? We understand! For most homeowners, popcorn ceilings are nothing more than a cosmetic issue, putting them at the bottom of the to-do list compared to other repairs and upgrades. But if we told you that popcorn removal can truly benefit every member of your family, would you reconsider your decision?

Once you experience life without popcorn ceilings, your whole household will wonder why it took you so long to make the decision. Here are 3 people in your family who will benefit big-time from popcorn removal:

 

  • Your Partner, the Allergy Sufferer: It seems like everyone around Central Florida suffers from allergies around this time, but there’s a good chance your indoor air quality is worse than the air quality outside. Popcorn ceilings give dust and pet dander a place to cling, making your home a nightmare for allergy sufferers. We bet you’ll experience a lot fewer sick days once your popcorn ceilings are gone.
  • Your Child, the Student: As a school student, your student probably spends a good chunk of time doing homework each afternoon. Popcorn ceilings absorb more light than flat ceilings do, meaning your student has to rely on artificial light for most of their day. Give their eyes a break and make the room feel more comfortable with a smooth ceiling.
  • You, the Captain of Clean: Like we said, dust tends to cling to popcorn ceilings. You could just try to dust it off, but there’s a good chance you’ll knock down some of the texture with it, leaving you with an eyesore of a ceiling. Not only do smooth ceilings leave less of a stronghold for floating particles, they are also very easy to clean with warm water and a gentle detergent.

 

We love how much a simple popcorn removal project can improve quality of life for the entire household. If you’re ready to experience the change, get in touch with New Ceilings to schedule your free consultation. Call 407-378-6040 to learn more today.

3 Reasons Why Popcorn Ceilings Won’t Come Back in Style

popcorn ceiling removal team won't see popcorn returnIf you’ve paid any attention to fashion or interior design over the last few decades, you know that trends are cyclical. The early 2000s saw a return of the bright neons and crimped hair of the ‘80s; modern interior designers saw a flourish of ‘50s style mint-green kitchen appliances. So if everything that goes around, comes around, why are popcorn ceilings still so unfashionable?

Here at New Ceilings, we couldn’t be happier to see popcorn ceilings go away for good – and it seems we’re in good company. Check out these three reasons why our popcorn ceiling removal team doesn’t think this trend will come back around:

 

  • Some of them contain harmful chemicals. As you probably know, some popcorn ceilings are made with asbestos, the structural fiber that has been shown to lead to certain types of cancers. While modern designers could use different materials to minimize the threat of any harm, most people still have a sour taste in their mouths from the association with asbestos.
  • They’re not allergy friendly. Today’s modern homeowner is looking to establish their own clean, organized place that’s a safe haven for themselves and their families. Doing so means catering to any health and safety needs family members may have, like allergy sensitivities. Popcorn ceilings are known dust traps and can leave allergy sufferers, well, suffering.
  • They’re not good palettes for experimentation. As you’ve come to gather from our previous posts, a lot of modern interior design focuses on ceiling color and texture. If you have a popcorn ceiling, however, repainting can be a real pain, and you don’t have much room for other experimentation. Most modern designs look best against a smooth surface, not a mottled one.

In truth, popcorn ceilings were never really that trendy – they were cheap for developers and easily hid any construction blemishes. If you’re ready to leave your popcorn ceilings in the past, it’s time to schedule your free consultation with New Ceilings. Give us a call at 407-378-6040 today to learn more.

Amateur Popcorn Removal vs. the Real Deal

orlando popcorn removal the difference between professional and amateur popcorn removalEvery homeowner goes through a foolhardy phase at some point in time, rushing in to repair and upgrade any issue in sight. It’s ok – we’ve been there too! After all, you’re the ruler of your domain, so it feels good to be able to be in charge of your home’s well-being. However, certain projects like Orlando popcorn removal are best left to the professionals. Even if it was a good learning experience to knock down the texture, the finished results may not look as polished as you had hoped.

If you’re happy with the results of your DIY popcorn removal, we’re not here to tell you you’re wrong, but you may change your mind when you get to take a look at professional results. From the popcorn removal team at New Ceilings, here are a few differences between DIY and professional popcorn removal:

 

  • DIY – your shoulders will be sore. Ok, so this isn’t a result you can see, but it’s one you’ll definitely feel for a while after you’re done with your project. Most homeowners who try to tackle popcorn removal by themselves say that it takes a lot longer than they had expected. That’s many long hours of reaching, scraping, and stretching, which can really add up if you’re not used to it. Leave it to the pros and you don’t have to worry about soreness or fatigue.
  • DIY – you’ll probably have to clean up a few times. If you’ve never done it before, you probably don’t really know just how much dust and debris gets knocked loose in the process. (Hint: a lot.) Any loose corner on your plastic sheet covers or your drop cloths can allow pesky texture dust to seep into panel seams, vents, and any other little gap it can find.
  • DIY – you’ll be left with amateur texturing. Many people don’t remember that you have to texture your ceiling before you paint it until it’s too late, leaving them at the mercy of YouTube experts to figure out how to do it. Professional popcorn removers will not only texture your raw drywall for you, they’ll probably give you a fresh coat of paint, saving you oodles of time.

Leaving your popcorn removal job in the hands of the professionals will bring you benefits you can see and feel. It’s time to give your home and your ceiling a fresh start and leave outdated popcorn texture in the past. When you’re ready to schedule your consultation, call New Ceilings at 407-378-6040.

3 Trends You Could Try if You Didn’t Have Popcorn Ceilings

orlando popcorn removal to try ceiling trendsHaven’t you heard? Ceilings are in the spotlight when it comes to interior design. Once overlooked, the ceiling has become the perfect place to experiment with colors, textures, patterns, tiles, and designs. In fact, some of our favorite trends of this year have involved incorporating the ceiling as a part of the scheme, and we think nothing makes a room look more polished and complete than a little extra attention upstairs.

Here’s the only catch: If you’re still holding onto your popcorn ceilings, none of these design trends will work. Need a little extra convincing to say goodbye to popcorn? From Orlando’s popcorn removal team at New Ceilings, here are 3 stellar trends you could try if your ceiling were bare:

  • Coffered ceilings. Pattern, texture, and depth all in one? Yes, please! A coffered ceiling uses beams laid out in a grid pattern to create movement and visual appeal in any room. Coffered ceilings allow a lot of leeway to experiment with lighting and color. You could paint the negative space a different color than the beams, or install hidden track lighting – if only you didn’t have popcorn ceilings.
  • Painted ceilings. Simple and straightforward, painted ceilings have the potential to make your room look completely new. Skip the boring white or beige and go for something bold that contrasts with the rest of the decor. You can even paint your ceiling a sunny orange or buttery yellow to enhance the natural light coming in your windows. Sure, you can paint over popcorn, but the results vary, and removal is twice the chore afterward.
  • Paneled ceilings. The best thing about this trend is that your choice of materials is almost unlimited. Whether you choose your favorite wood, beadboard, or something else, paneled ceilings give your home a neat, put-together look with lots of motion. Why would you ever want to stick with the splotchy lumps of popcorn when this is an option?

Getting the picture? We want you to get rid of your popcorn ceilings so you can update your home and enjoy one of these contemporary design trends! Once you’ve had your popcorn removed, the possibilities are almost endless. Not sure where to begin? Calling New Ceilings is a great start! To schedule your free consultation, give us a call at 407-378-6040 today.

3 Ceiling Treatments to Transform Any Room

popcorn removal team textures your ceilingLet’s face it: no one’s ever looked at a plain ceiling and instantly felt a sense of excitement – much less at a popcorn ceiling. Ceilings have gotten a bad rap, with many homeowners seeing them as structural necessities rather than the powerful design spaces they can be. However, with the recent interest in using a variety of textures, patterns, and colors in decorating, designers and homeowners alike have been looking up.

If your ceiling needs a little TLC, now’s a great time to make a change. From the popcorn removal team at New Ceilings, here are 3 amazing ceiling treatments that will transform any room from drab to fab:

 

  • Patterned tray ceilings – for when a single tray ceiling just isn’t enough. Recently, designers have been playing up the tray ceiling, creating multiple compartments in one space for a great deal of textural intrigue. And the interest only builds from there: you can play with the paint colors in each compartment, along the edges, and inside the tray.
  • Acoustic tilesWe’ve mentioned these acoustic tiles before, and we’re sure we’ll mention them again. Acoustic tiles come in an almost limitless variety of colors, patterns, and textures, giving you endless possibilities for your home. Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot of metallic tiles hitting the scene. Try a copper tile with a classic embellishment to give your home a polished look.
  • Thick wood beamsWhether you decide to line them up like stripes or criss-cross them across your ceiling, thick wood beams can give your room the motion it needs while adding a touch of elegance. Create an overhead focal point by coordinating your lighting choices with your decorative slats.

 

Here’s the only catch: these gorgeous contemporary looks work best on a ceiling free from popcorn! Don’t go through the hassle on your own. Schedule your consultation with the popcorn removal team at New Ceilings before you take on your ceiling update. Call 407-378-6040 and speak with one of our professionals today.

Make Your Ceiling Shine with These Bold Colors

orlando popcorn removal team paints bright ceiling colorsWe’re officially declaring it now: 2018 is the year of the ceiling. This often-overlooked wall gives homeowners so many opportunities to be creative and transform their entire space, simply by adding a coat of paint. People have already started jumping on the colorful ceiling trend, and we anticipate that we will see so many more textures and colors to help make your ceiling shine as the new year approaches.

If you’re ready to dip your toe into the world of bright ceilings, the Orlando popcorn removal team at New Ceilings has your back! Here are 3 bold colors that will give just about any room a fresh look and feel:

  • Bright, buttery yellow. If your room doesn’t have too much wall space to work with, i.e. a kitchen or dining room encased in windows, painting your ceiling may be your best bet for boosting your interior design. When your area has a lot of natural light coming in, try a bright, smooth yellow like Lemon Twist SW 6909 to play up the bright, happy vibe streaming through the windows.
  • Dusky purple-grey. Bold doesn’t necessarily mean bright! If you’re not feeling the candy-coated look, try a striking, dusky purple like Gentle Grape SW 9074. This stunning yet soothing hue is the perfect shade for your personal areas, like the bedroom or the study. Keep the rest of your decor fairly light to keep the space from becoming gloomy.
  • Light spring green. The right green can give any room an instant pick-me-up. A gentle, airy spring green like Oh Pistachio SW 9033 will cheerfully reflect any light source, making your room feel like a lively hidden garden. Try this shade in a guest bedroom or a child’s bedroom to help them feel right at home.

Of course, before you try any of these shades, it’s a great idea to get your popcorn ceilings removed by the pros. A smooth ceiling will make your space feel larger, reduce your upkeep, and expand your decorating possibilities. To learn more or to schedule your consultation, get in touch with the Orlando popcorn removal experts at New Ceilings. Call 407-378-6040 today.

3 Projects to Instantly Rejuvenate Your Home

orlando popcorn removal instantly updates homeLet’s face the facts: Even if you got your home when it was brand new, it won’t look that way forever. Every home goes through cycles of wear and tear, and with design trends coming and going as quickly as they tend to do, it makes sense that your home might look a little dated after a few years without a face lift. But does that mean you need to go through a complete renovation every few years to stay contemporary?

Certainly not! As luck would have it, many small, relatively simple home improvement projects can give your home the boost it needs. Just take it from the Orlando popcorn removal team at New Ceilings:

  • Remove the popcorn ceilings. We find that nothing dates a home quite like a popcorn ceiling. At this point, there’s just no excuse to keep them around anymore – it’s time to take them down for good. A team of professionals can give you smooth ceilings in one or many rooms with very little downtime. As a bonus, when your ceilings are smooth, you have more freedom to paint this extra wall!
  • Replace the carpeting. No matter how frequently you clean it, carpet still tends to hold on to tracked-in dirt and grime from shoes, pets, kids, etc. and can become seriously dingy over time. If you’re tired of vacuuming, you’ve got a great opportunity to explore some more modern flooring options, like patterned tiles or eco-friendly wood paneling.
  • Update the lighting. Still hanging on to bulky track lighting and recessed fixtures? It’s time for a switch! Often, changing the lighting in your home is as simple as replacing the fixture, unless you need a complete wiring overhaul. If that’s the case, you should wait for the professionals to take care of it, but it couldn’t hurt to add a few modern sconces to your floorplan.

Even a simple, fresh coat of paint is enough to make your home look and feel like new. Are you ready to finally say goodbye to those ugly, inconvenient popcorn ceilings? The Orlando popcorn removal team at New Ceilings is here to help! Call us today at 407-378-6040 to schedule your free consultation.

3 Easy Ways to Make a Good Home Into Your Dream Home

orlando popcorn removal team helps turn a good home into a dream homePicture this: You’ve been searching for the perfect new home for weeks, when finally you walk into one that you could easily call home. It has the right number of rooms for your family, plenty of space in the kitchen and living room, and a decent play area for the kids. But the more you look at it, the more you realize that some details aren’t exactly what you’d envisioned in your future. Do you pass up the sale over the little stuff?

Let’s be real – no pre-existing home will check off every box on your dream home list. Even when you build your own home, you may find you wished you’d done things differently the first time around. Little discrepancies are no reason to pass up a great home where you and your family could thrive. From the popcorn removal team in Orlando at New Ceilings, here are 3 easy ways to transform a good home into a great one:

 

  • Beef up your landscaping. We’ve mentioned before that curb appeal does a lot to help sell a home, but just because a home doesn’t have the right curb appeal doesn’t mean it’s a clunker. Landscaping is easy and fun to upgrade – just plant a few of your favorite plants in the flower beds and along the front walkway to give your property a boost of color.
  • Cover up the popcorn ceilings. Nothing gets rid of popcorn more quickly than just covering it up. Take a look back at some of our older blogs about decorative and acoustic ceiling tiles to block off your popcorn ceilings. You can even play around with other materials, like raw wood or foam paneling.
  • Add a few new light fixtures. If the home looks a little gloomier than you had hoped, it probably just needs a little extra light. Adding in new light fixtures is a simple, easy way to really modernize the look and feel of your home. Try mixing utility lights with accent lights and sconces to create a complete look in just about any room.

 

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel – or the house, in this case – to be happy where you live. If you’d rather just knock out your popcorn ceilings altogether, the Orlando popcorn removal team at New Ceilings can get the job done quickly and completely. Call us at 407-378-6040 to learn more or to schedule your free consultation today.

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