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removed sky lights

Post by foamspoon » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:01 pm

When I renovated my house, I enlarged my roof which forced me to remove two skylights. Since the ceiling is T and G cedar it left me little options. I found some scraps and added them. (see pictures) Never really been happy with the final product.

Here are my ideas.

1. install mirrors were the sky lights were.
2. recess a piece of sheet rock and paint white of sky blue?
3. leave it as is and frame it in molding.
3. Leave it as is.

thanks,

Bryan
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Re: removed sky lights

Post by Shannon » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:53 pm

That is a tough thing to really "fix" IMO your best and easiest solution may be the mirrors with a small cedar frame around them stained close to the basic colour you have.
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Re: removed sky lights

Post by foamspoon » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:06 pm

thank you that was my thought as well.

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Re: removed sky lights

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:12 pm

Yeah, unless you redo the entire ceiling, you'll always have that "patched" look to the area, so rather than trying to hide it I'd come up with a focal feature of some sort. I don't think I'd do mirrors, that seems like a very odd thing to me. You could put crown molding around the opening with lighting behind it, which could simply add mood lighting to the room or highlight some mural work, which I like the idea of.
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Re: removed sky lights

Post by foamspoon » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:21 pm

A. Spruce wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:12 pm
Yeah, unless you redo the entire ceiling, you'll always have that "patched" look to the area, so rather than trying to hide it I'd come up with a focal feature of some sort. I don't think I'd do mirrors, that seems like a very odd thing to me. You could put crown molding around the opening with lighting behind it, which could simply add mood lighting to the room or highlight some mural work, which I like the idea of.
My thought of mirrors it would give a "skylight" effect....

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Re: removed sky lights

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:38 pm

Actually, all mirrors are going to do are reflect the floor and activities within the room, they're not going to give the illusion of windows or light. Now, if you were to put up trim and backlighting as I mentioned before, the mirrors would reflect that back into the room, though I don't know how much you're going to like the overall look either way.
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