Help! Resolving different ceiling heights
Our contractor just finished demolishing and re-framing the kitchen ceiling only to discover that their are three layers of material (two layers of sheetrock and one layer of acoustic) in the ceiling in the room adjacent to the kitchen.
We removed a post and header wall dividing the two rooms and added a structural beam with the intent of creating a "seamless/flush" transition in the ceilings. Our GC suggested two options: 1) install a "fake beam" between the two rooms, or 2) if we really want to, install multiple layers of sheet rock or other material in the kitchen. We hate both options.
We're desperate for suggestions. The affected opening is probably no more than 12-15' (I'm not in the space so not exactly sure).
Thank you in advance.