Oct 06, 2010 1:47 pm
We are currently buliding a house with cathedral ceilings running the length of the kitchen, family, dining and patio. We have the kitchen making and L shape along the back wall and some of the side wall, and a island bench parallel to the back wall. In the corner of the L we have a walk in pantry. The builder suggested we have a bulkhead otherwise the flute of the rangehood would have to be super long, beacuse of the ceiling. However he said that we would have to put a 30mm piece of the reflex laminate (used for the cupboards) between the gyprock bulkhead and cupboard. Im not entirely sure why we have to do that and not have a minimal gap between the bulkhead and cupboard. Any explanations or suggestion on cathedral ceilings and bulkheads would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Cathedral Ceiling and bulkhead2
Oct 06, 2010 3:29 pm
Hi Jess, we have raked ceilings in the main area and above the kitchen. We put a bulkhead in over the bench for the reason that the rangehood doesnt go up forever Our overheads will have a gap between the top and the bulkhead cos I thought it would look funny having them go all the way up. Cant show any pics cos we havent even started building yet. What r u doing with aircon and heating with the raked ceilings???
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Re: Cathedral Ceiling and bulkhead3
Oct 07, 2010 10:37 am
We have a raked ceiling over the kitchen and for our situation, a bulkhead would just be too big. My husband is going to get a flue cover made after handover by a stainless steel fabrication joint. (He really likes and wants the chimney look.) The other option would be to get a flue cover made and then paint it the same colour as the walls. I have lived in one rental where the flue cover was just a painted PVC pipe - it was pretty unobtrusive.
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