Wall and ceiling paneling with panels. How do I proceed and how do I choose the right accessories?
Wall and ceiling paneling with panels. How do I proceed and how do I choose the right accessories?

Not so long ago, suspended ceilings were a common means of designing living and working spaces. In new buildings, however, the light installations are often already firmly integrated into the ceilings. The laying of cables and other work is thereby eliminated and thus the need to disguise the cable paths. Nevertheless, panels on ceilings continue to enjoy great popularity, giving rooms a unique character. In addition, there are not only new buildings and the use of ceiling panels also in the renovation of old buildings is a popular means to upgrade rooms optical crucial. If you want to do it yourself, the right procedure is of particular importance.

visually enhancing rooms through an attractive ceiling design


Photo: Patdo Light Studio

The selection is huge

It is important to first select the panels to be used. There are several questions right at the beginning. One of these questions is whether the ceiling should be suspended only in certain rooms or in the entire apartment or in the whole house. If the latter is the case, it should be kept in mind that a perfectly uniform design of the ceilings in all rooms is generally not a good idea.

Defining areas and functions in a room by means of ceiling paneling


Photo: Ryan Garvin

The function of the living room is different from that of the bathroom or the kitchen. In addition, these rooms usually have different dimensions. Accordingly, the panels for all rooms should be selected individually or certain living areas should be combined. Going to the Toom hardware store will usually help you to get an initial overview of how the individual panels actually look and work. Here you can not only look at them visually, but also touch and compare them.

Select suitable panels according to the function and color scheme of the room


Photos: toom hardware store

A good substructure

With the most important aspect in the redesign of a ceiling with panels is a reasonable substructure. Only if this is well executed and aligned, the panels can later install reasonable. Special care is required when irregularities in the ceiling over the substructure should be compensated. The straighter the ceiling, the easier it will be to work on the substructure. At the same time, the quality of the substructure has a direct influence on how quickly and easily the panels can be attached later. In this respect, a great deal of effort should be put into this necessary preparatory work.


essential role in every wall and ceiling covering plays a reasonable substructure


Photo: Lori Andrews

Install the panels

If the substructure is appropriate, the next step is the cladding of the ceiling with panels. In addition to the panels, screw claws and matching screws are needed. Jigsaw, measuring tape, angle, hammer and punch through and a cordless screwdriver with the right bits should be available on the tool. Then it’s time to measure the first row. As a rule, a single panel will not extend across the entire width of the room. Then it is important to make the division so that no too small pieces on the edge arise. Not only are these not visually attractive, they also tend to lack sufficient support on the substructure.

avoid the formation of small pieces on the edge when splitting the panels


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Furthermore, special care in attaching the first row is important. The distance to the wall should be evenly between 0.5 and 1 cm. Even slight deviations along the first row can later become real problems when attaching the other panels. Therefore, attaching panels to the ceiling requires two things in particular: plenty of rest and patience.

Give rooms a unique character thanks to a stylish combination of different panels for wall and ceiling paneling


Photo: Lucas Henning

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