Living room in my Shanghai flat.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
1. Calculate the area of the false ceilingIt is essential to calculate the area of the room or any other area of the home where the false ceiling needs to be installed. How? For example, if the bedroom is 12 feet long and 15 feet wide, then the area of the false ceiling for the bedroom will be 15x12 feet – that is, 180 square feet.Consider a cornice (at the junction of the false ceiling and the wall) along the perimeter of the room. The quantity and cost of the cornice is calculated on the basis of running feet.If you want to incorporate a tray or recessed light, like in this example, then measure the area of the tray light. This can be done by referring the dimensions of the tray light from the drawing of the false ceiling design. A 3–4-inch vertical section in POP or gypsum runs along the entire length of the tray light to hold the tube lights or LED strip lights within it. This section is measured in feet on the basis of its length.