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Old 05-08-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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Hi. Does anyone have any suggestions? Its in my daughters bedroom ceiling of a house we will hopefully be purchasing. I didnt want to have to re sheetrock the ceiling and pay to have the stairs moved-any suggestions please? It really is an eyesore-thanks
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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Egads, and not just a little bit of sheer terror for young girls! As a 10 year old, I found it hard enough to sleep through the night in a room with a deep alcove and a radiator that periodically clanged in our new house. An attic door? I'd never have slept a wink!

Will you be using the attic space at all?
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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You could attach material canopy style to cover the whole ceiling or just in the area of the door. I have seen it done with just the 4 corners attached so the center kind of balloons den toward the floor or done more like what you see covering outside pergolas. You could attach slats close to the ceiling and lay the fabric over the top-allowing the the material to "droop" between them. If it is a small room, you could do it cheaply sheets.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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I second the idea of a faux canopy. It could mask the door and look very whimsical. I had one a while back that I created with two Ikea wire curtain "rods" and a extra long curtain. I can dig up the link to everything if you decide to go that route.

If the attic door doesn't work with a canopy what about hanging paper lanterns (unlit of course) to distract from it.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Maybe something like this??:
Stealth Panels: Standard Ceiling Access Panels l Wind-lock
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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Thanks but there are high hats all over=would that mess up the lighting situation?
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:47 AM
 
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Can you post a picture of the area? Can you define what you mean by high hats?
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:56 AM
 
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Hi hats- I have seen them called on hgtv pot lights-
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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Do you want to use the attic? Ever? I wouldn't close it off. Why not just leave it alone and recognize it for what it is?
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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Generally, recessed lighting does not run hot and as long as you allow some space between the fabric and the material it should not be a problem. You will have to provide other task lighting and leave the high hats for a subdued lighting effect much like having them on dimmers. What age is your daughter?
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