We’re renovating our place which features a sunken living room. Problem is…the ceiling is also lowered, and there’s an opening on wall, and a concrete construction beam (outlined in red ) that runs over it. We want to put crown moldings into the living room that are about 5” tall, but don’t know what is the best way to “end” the molding when it reaches the upper living room, or how to finish over the 3ft wide opening, because the beam is only 3” lower than the lowered ceiling.
Our contractor suggested lowering the height of the whole beam so we can just run the 5” molding over it, but we figured it would look pretty wierd because the hole does not extend to the sunken level, it will have a railing. The wall with the hole is completely flat; no nooks or crannies to hide the ends. A completely separate door-frame is also kind of not possible, because there is no ledge to rest it on,
We’re now thinking of putting some kind of block on either side of the hole and running a completely different 3” molding just over the hole. Will this be hideous?
Please give me some advice!