Stepped ceilings are custom home construction details that are one of the greatest “bang for the buck” techniques available today.
The materials are virtually supplied by the scrap from a whole job of sheet rocking a new home. With a little imagination, an expensive looking ceiling accentuates the entire room.
The most critical part is the framing of the steps; even steps, appropriate size steps, complimenting the interior design of the home, and sometimes painted/textured for accent.
Stepped ceilings are idea for specialized lighting, or for highlighting a ceiling mural, becoming the center piece for the entire room.
End result for not much money, a really custom thoughtful touch.