In addition to the cost of the coffered panels themselves, you will need to budget for the metal suspension system and the border of your choice. Use our material estimator first to get a rough idea of the cost for your panels and suspension system.
EASY ELEGANCE coffered ceiling panels offer you the choice between two border looks:
- Drywall perimeter border – most professional look!
- EASY ELEGANCE Flat White panel perimeter – easiest DIY installation!
Drywall Perimeter Borders
Drywall perimeter borders are the recommended option for most coffered ceiling installations to achieve a smooth, ceiling-to-wall finish. Due to the height of the EASY ELEGANCE coffer panels, we do not recommend cutting the panels. Instead, use full-size panels in the middle of your ceiling, and finish the perimeter of the room with a drywall border for a clean, professional look.
A metal suspension system should be used for the coffered panels and the drywall with the addition of a few simple transition clips. The clips are a small add per room, plus the cost of drywall supplies and labor. While these are nominal, they will add to your coffered ceiling cost.
Just like the drywall border, this alternate option will not be a significant cost.
Just lay out your project with full-size 24" x 24" coffered panels in the center of the space. Then, for the remainder of the space, determine how many cut border panels you will need. While these PVC ceiling panels are slightly more expensive than drywall, cutting the tiles is truly a DIY-project and, in most spaces, will take less than a day to complete without the need to wait for drywall compound to dry. You will also save on drywall labor.
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