Niche for curtains in the stretch ceiling - types, dimensions
In addition to the standard curtain rail fastening, to the ceiling or wall, with a stretch ceiling, an additional very original option is available - a hidden-type curtain. With such a placement, new design-type possibilities will open up, and the room will seem taller, since the bar is not visible. To do this, you need to make a stretch ceiling with a curtain niche, where the cornice will be hidden. It turns out that the fastening for the curtains will be invisible, since the crossbar is sunk in the space between the ceiling.
In this article you will learn how to choose the right cornice and calculate the structural dimensions.
Let's take a closer look at 5 methods for arranging a niche in the ceiling.
Before purchasing, it is advisable to decide on an approximate design of curtains, and for air curtains are enough and a crossbar made of plastic, and for curtains that are very heavy, you will need a durable metal or aluminum cornice. It should be noted right away that both ceiling and wall models can be mounted in a niche, but ideally the first option should be preferred. These cornices are much more compact, it is easier to hide them behind a tension type floor. Otherwise, it is required to lower the ceiling lower, and this reduces the height of the room.
Curtains need to be hung in 2-3 rows - only tulle, with curtains or even decorated with lambrequins. Depending on the number of curtains, you need to buy 1-, 2-, 3- or even 4-row cornice. Such a moment should ideally be thought of as early as possible.
Good advice! If you hang the ceiling rail across the entire room width, the curtain can be pulled apart on either side of the window. This will allow as much light as possible into the room.
Initially, the dimensions will depend on the selected cornice and its placement in the room. For a light one that is designed for thin curtains and tulle, a couple of centimeters wide is enough. For a wider one, on which 2-3 types of fabric with different weights will be hung, at least 10 cm will be required.Other factors will affect the niche parameters under the curtain in the ceiling made of stretch fabric:
But the very huge indentation reduces the usable room area, and usually the ideal width is 0.2-0. 25 meters.
The minimum size can be slightly wider than the window frame, at least by 0. 1-0. 15 meters from each side, and then the curtains should cover the edges of the window sill.
It is also important to take into account the size of the curtain rod, hooks and curtain tape, they must be fully hidden behind the canvas. Moreover, it is required to add about 8 cm for angular vision compensation, because we are looking at the depression from bottom to top. It turns out that the ideal depth is 15 to 20 cm. You also need to provide additional space if you plan to install a hidden light system.
Please note that in a very deep niche (for example, two-level structures the indentation reaches 0.
4-0. 5 meters) it is inconvenient to fix the crossbar and hang the curtains.
The surface must be cleaned of paint and varnish material or even plaster. To do this, you need to take a spatula, and you can slightly moisten the ceiling, and then the whitewash will go away much faster. If you find gaps, they are repaired.
Good advice! In cases where you do not plan to stretch the ceiling in a niche, concrete will be plastered and covered with snow-white paint and varnish material. In this case, the pocket will look more aesthetically pleasing.
A niche for curtains in a stretch ceiling, photos of which are given in the article, prove that it can be on a wall the length or dimensions of a window with rounded or right angles. There are several methods to make a recess for curtains in the ceiling from stretch fabric. They differ in design, complexity of creation, appearance and technique of installation work.
For the arrangement of a secret type cornice, a plasterboard box, an embedded timber or a specialized profile for a stretch ceiling are used. Let's take a closer look at each method.
A box made of plasterboard
A box is erected along the wall made of plasterboard and a metal profile, which will cut off the place where the cornice is attached from another room. A PVC ceiling is subsequently attached to it, and this design makes it possible to install spotlights and decorate a ledge with a decorative baguette. The box should have the following dimensions:
The installation is carried out as follows:
If you want to build spotlights into the box, a wider design is required (from 30 to 50 cm). In this case, the frame assembly will be complicated. To increase the structural strength, additional horizontal jumpers are mounted from the ceiling profile, which will connect the lower guides.
The spacing of the fasteners is about 0.6 meters. The lintels are additionally required to be fixed to the floor slab by means of straight hangers or profile sections for the ceiling. There will be room inside to place wires and lights.
Features are as follows - if the niche is narrow (0.
2-0. 3 meters), it will be inconvenient to install drywall sheets in it. In this case, the order of work will change. First, you need to assemble a box on the floor from the window side, and then attach it to the ceiling surface. Attach the rest of the frame to it and sheathe it.
The advantages of a box made of drywall sheets are that when mixing curtains there is no contact with stretch ceilings. That is, the possibility of inadvertently spoiling the canvas will be excluded, but there are certain drawbacks. The big disadvantage of a drywall box is that its assembly process takes a lot of time, and after that, a finish is needed in the form of puttying and painting. In addition, you will need to wait for the paint and varnish material to dry out before starting to stretch the canvas.
A hidden niche for curtains for a stretch ceiling can be made in two ways.
Let's look at the simplest first. First, you need to install a mortgage beam, and for this, take a wooden beam with a length according to the dimensions of the walls or slightly shorter. As a rule, a cross section of 3 * 3, 4 * 4 or 5 * 5 cm is suitable.Attach the timber to the rough floor exactly horizontally. In this, a level or a thread stretched from one wall to the second will help you.
Screw the ceiling or even wall molding to the bottom edge, and then PVC film will be tucked into it. The beam itself should be located 0.5-1 cm higher than the level of the stretch ceiling. The gap must be closed with an F-shaped decorative insert.
It is convenient to use reinforced metal corners to install the mortgage.
In this case, the wood can be located both close to the ceiling, and at a certain distance. The mortgage will be on the same level, even if the floors themselves are uneven. Moreover, the resulting gap will serve to ventilate the ceiling space.Mold will not form there, and the film will not tighten when opening / closing doors. But if the ceiling surface is flat, then you can attach everything with long fasteners through the mortgage directly to the floor slab.
Please note that it is better to use glued laminated timber, it almost does not deform from moisture, and after a while will not let the structure down.
This method of installing a hidden cornice in a PVC ceiling is easy to implement. From the room side, it will look without any complaints. But it also has disadvantages, and the fact is that from the other side you can see the mortgage, slot and fasteners. They are rarely looked at on purpose, raising their heads up near the window itself.
But if the apartment has a loggia and a balcony, then this minus will be visible. In order to hide the "seamy side", choose another, more complex version with the fold of the canvas. To do this, a bump profile will be attached to the bottom of the timber, and a baguette for the ceiling will be attached to the vertical plane from the side of the window frame. The gap for installing the curtain should be located flat against the ceiling surface. Then, when stretched, the PVC film is bent over the bump stop and is filled into the baguette.
It turns out that the canvas will hide all structural elements and the niche will look beautiful from any angle. In fact, you will have a two-level ceiling, with the lower tier occupying almost the entire room. But to make this structure is longer and more difficult than the previous version. If you need a hidden pocket not on the entire wall, but only by the size of the window frame, you need to pick a U-shaped mortgage from the bar.
Note that there was no burr, visible seam or damage at the fold.
When stretching the canvas, it is required to prevent wrinkles or folds, and it is important to start installation from just such an area.
Specialized cornice profile
In the finished form, the pocket for curtains will look the same as with the embedded and linen fold, structural the elements are not visible and are fully covered with PVC stretch fabric. But instead of a bar, a special metal profile BP-40 is used. It is a square tube made of aluminum with a gap to insert the blade. It is produced with a length of 2.
5 meters and a size of 4 * 4 cm, and the bending height is 3 cm. Unlike a bar, an aluminum profile makes it possible to easily create a niche with rounded corners. To do this, at the places of the bend, it is required to make cuts every 0.5-1 cm. Installation is similar to the method with a bar, but it takes less time, because there is no need to fasten additional moldings.
This option for creating a niche for a cornice in a stretch ceiling will be somewhat more expensive. But most choose it because of its simplicity and high metal reliability in comparison with wood.
All the described methods are not designed to cover a hidden pocket with a stretch canvas, and the recess will need to be painted. This can be avoided by means of a special baguette - "Niche +".The profile has a width sufficient for mounting a cornice on it.
There are gaps on both sides for fixing the canvas, one of which will be lowered below to hide the structure. The profile length is 2.5 meters. This is enough for small rooms, in wider ones - the baguettes need to be joined. At the same time, make sure that there are no differences in level or cracks at the bonding points.
Installation is carried out quite simply - screw metal corners to the ceiling, and then screw the profile to them (with the lower part towards the room side). In the future, a ceiling cornice is attached to such a structure, and the niche is covered with a piece of PVC canvas.
This method is easier, because here they use a baguette with built-in fasteners for curtains, profile PK-5. Product - white painted tire with 3 rows of roller-type hooks. On both sides there are grooves for fixing the canvas and an elongated edge for hiding a niche.
The standard size is 3.2 meters, and the height of the bumper is 5.5 cm. Installation is carried out as in the previous version.
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