Cost to Install a Coffer Ceiling System

Cost to Install a Coffer Ceiling System

How much does it cost to install a coffer ceiling? The contractor cost to install a Coffer Ceiling System is $1,914 vs. doing it yourself for $1,300 and saving 32 percent. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 8.0 DIY 16.0
Money Pro $1914 DIY $1300
Per Unite Cost
Per Unit Cost $1914 Total Cost



By Gene and Katie Hamilton

A coffer is an architectural ceiling element that appears as a sunken panel in the shape of a square or rectangle. When installed in a room, it often becomes the most striking design feature adding a rich look of luxury and warmth that draws all the attention to the ceiling.

Including labor and material, a contractor will charge $1,914 to install a coffer ceiling system in a 12-by-15-foot room. If you have carpentry experience and tools, you can buy the material for $1,300 and install the ceiling to save 32 percent. No matter who does the job, it’s an investment you’ll enjoy for years to come.

The job involves planning the layout of the ceiling, installing the grid system, dropping the panels into the grid and then measuring and cutting the border panels as needed. You’ll find ideas, inspiration, a material estimator and video about ceiling system at Armstrong Residential Ceilings.

Sound too complicated and time consuming? Here's a link to Home Advisor, a free referral service that matches homeowners with local contractors.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

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Poll Results

DIY 73%
PRO 27%

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