Under Deck Ceilings: Choosing the Right Lighting & Ceiling Fixtures

under deck ceilingsBuying just the right type of fixtures for under deck ceilings can be a daunting task thanks to the ever increasing number of options on the market. While there is a multitude of lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, and other types of adornments available, you can narrow your choices down to a more manageable array of products by defining goals that will help you to achieve the look you are going for. First, you need to decide what type of theme you want for your under deck living space. Rustic? Contemporary? Traditional? There are lighting fixtures that can beautifully complement nearly any type of decorative motif, and once you have determined what style of lighting you need, you can further refine your search for the perfect fixture.

How much vertical space do you have in your under deck, outdoor living space? Ceilings which are only eight or nine feet above the floor may not be high enough to accommodate lighting or ceiling fans with down rods. In such cases, flush mount lighting or hugger-style ceiling fans may make more appropriate choices. However, under deck ceilings with a greater amount of clearance – ten feet or more – are good candidates for a wider array of fixtures, including chain-suspended lamps or ceiling fans with down rods. These higher ceilings are perfect for an array of hanging lights, including Tiffany-style lamps, chandeliers, and Asian-style lanterns.

Another factor to consider is the weight of your under deck ceiling fixtures. If you have a vinyl underdeck system, there is a good chance that any ceiling fixture weighing more than a few pounds may eventually cause the ceiling paneling to sag around the area from which the fixture is hung. However, metal underdeck systems from InsideOut Underdeck can carry as much as 20 pounds per square foot, opening up the possibilities to a wider array of heavier ceiling fixtures without having to worry about sags and seam separation.

In addition to the incredible strength of InsideOut under deck ceilings, another benefit of our deck ceiling systems is that they are available in a stunning array of colors and woodgrain laminates and come with decorative crown molding-style trim to complete the look of the system. With numerous aesthetic options and the ability to blend into an array of architectural styles, our underdecking will help you to extend the beauty of your home to your under deck living space. To learn more about our under deck ceilings for homes in cities nationwide, please contact us.