Drop ceiling panels are a very handy way to conceal cables and wires which are passed along the ceiling. Of course, these are generally hidden in roof space when the house if first built, but if you add on lighting or plumbing fixtures at a later date, they work as a secondary ceiling which can cover up any protruding wires. As well as being useful from aesthetic point of view, drop ceiling panels are easy to install and maintain, making them an attractive feature for both homes and office spaces.
Although these kind of panels are used in homes occasionally, they are more commonly found in commercial buildings where décor requires a less homey and comfortable feel. They are generally plain and simple with some choice of texture and color. This makes them easy to replace and maintain as well as being easily accessible. For any maintenance that needs to be done to the wire work and plumbing, access is easily providing by simply removing and replacing one of the panels. If anything should go wrong with the wiring in the roof space it would need to be repaired quickly and efficiently in an office, with this type of ceiling panels that can be achieved.
Drop ceiling panels which are used in homes are often for a functional look which depicts a certain view. They can be incorporated into skylights, special overhead strip lighting and heated bathrooms features. Drop ceiling light panels can be installed alongside the ceiling panels which allows for overhead lighting to be adjoined to the ceiling with easy access and a continuous appearance.
Although these panels are generally plain and simple in appearance, it is possible to have them in designs which are more attractive to the eye. There are stone or wood effect panels as well as some allowing for different textured ceiling designs. By replacing some of the tiles with metal ceiling tiles, you can achieve a more modern and sanitary look which may be required in such a place as a hospital or kitchen.
Although these panels are not elegant or fancy in their appearance, they are a practical and accessible way of providing an aesthetically pleasing but practical ceiling for your office space or home. Easily maintained and replaced, the panels are a very functional and serviceable type of ceiling material.