shower ceiling

joe_mnJuly 24, 2012

any idea why the ceiling has small drop down section above shower? bathroom is in lower level. has 8ft ceilings in rest of area. ceiling in bathroom is 7 feet. shower is 6'-10" or so. yes there is a pvc pipe above shower running from the upstairs bath which is about 6 feet to the side of basement bath. shower has tile walls, not a formed fiberglas enclosure so height can be anything. if you built this shower from scratch, would you do away with ceiling drop?

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Fori is not pleased

I think it was just the style. Mine is like that too, from 1957. There is definitely no function for it in my bathroom.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 7:58PM
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The bath was put in the same time the upstairs bath was built. I think the plumber just ran a horiz drain pipe and the carpenter built the drop ceiling. The PVC pipe could easily been raised 2-3 inches so ceiling above shower could have been flush with bathroom. I am redoing a similar bath in another house and am using this one as a reference. I am tearing out a small shower stall and putting in a larger one. I have the same ceiling height issues to deal with. I have a low ceiling. 6'-6" and do not want to give away 2" of height over shower

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 10:52AM
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Functionally, I have no idea. Stylistically, some designers will use a drop ceiling to highlight an area, set it apart, or make it more cozy. But this usually works best when the ceilings in the room are so high that they cry out for differentiation.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 11:39AM
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