A bulkhead is a section of ceiling that has been dropped and boxed-in or enclosed. It’s not uncommon to have bulkheads in your kitchen, bathroom or basement. Clients frequently ask us about bulkheads and want to understand their purpose and here’s our answer.
Bulkheads are typically used to conceal something. It could be plumbing pipes, electrical wires, duct work, or exhaust fans. When we create a new design for your home, we may want to remove these to make way for higher ceilings or to extend cabinet height. There are also times when we will add bulkheads to a room. They can be especially useful in basements when creating media rooms and work great for special lighting features or built-in speaker systems.