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The 5th Wall and What People Are Doing with it
Have you heard of this new thing called the fifth wall? It's technically just your ceiling but ceilings have long since been forgotten as some place to express architectural design and influences of the times. In early American homes, however, low ceilings were favored to keep the spaces warm even though it might have felt a little claustrophobic. In the Victorian era, high ceilings were often elaborately embellished creating a whole another dimension of style and design.
You've probably seen this in warehouses and factory buildings that of been converted into loft allowing the industrial look to show off exposed beams and ductwork. However, heating and cooling in those spaces were a little bit of a challenge. Today, personalizing this "fifth wall" allows rooms to take on different styles making a unique impression on homebuyers adding visual depth to a lower room or drawing the eye upward in higher rooms. This is a great way to extend and enhance the aesthetics of a room.
So what are people doing with this fifth wall?
Paint
Paint is usually the first thing people do and while most ceilings are painted, homeowners are making a striking difference to the rest of the walls making the walls either white ... more

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