How to Crown Your Kitchen

When remodeling your kitchen, it’s common to focus on the flooring, cabinetry, and countertops.  However, the heart of your home deserves a proper crown as well.  Pragmatic choices of the past merely concealed the pipes, wiring, and ductwork.  Now, they are becoming more stylish to pair well with the rest of the room and create an atmosphere that flows.  The list of design and material options available is quite long, so to keep this blog from turning into a novel, we’ll showcase a handful of our favorite projects.


This architectural design element brings an expansive feel to any room and can rise more than 15 feet depending on your home’s construction.  Once left to great rooms and living areas, they are gaining popularity in master bedrooms and kitchens for a good reason.


In larger spaces, coffered ceilings with the appropriate lighting, bring an air of elegance and refinement, as well as depth.  Your ceiling’s joints and beams are adorned with trims and moldings to achieve the luxury look.  Coffered ceilings can increase the value of your home and are more expensive than other options.

Tray or Tiered

If a flat, conventional ceiling leaves your kitchen feeling too boxed in, tray or tiered may be for you. Depending on your goal, you can add height, depth, and a bit of drama with an array of lighting options to achieve your perfect look.


Rather than conceal piping and trusses, you may prefer to go with an industrial or historical look.  Using warm tones or blending modern and rustic elements can create a space that is uniquely yours while celebrating its original construction.


The creative potential with a beamed ceiling is nearly infinite.  Although they may typically bring to mind a rustic wood style, there are trims, moldings, and faux options to help create any look you aspire.

For over 60 years, Callier & Thompson has set the industry standard in St. Louis for transforming houses into elegant homes by offering premier design, personalized service, and unparalleled quality.  Contact us to schedule your consultation today!