I want to install wood tongue and grove cedar wood ceiling in my family room and kitchen in a single story home. I plan on removing the existing drywall since the ceiling height is low and I don't want it lower if possible. My family room has a brick fireplace with an insert. Also the ceiling uses 1 by 3 slats that go perpendicular to the 1 by 6 ceiling joists to hold the drywall. My existing drywall ceiling has water damage. So my options are:
- Remove drywall and 1x3 slats and Attach wood ceiling to ceiling joists (will raise the ceiling height by 3/4 inch).
- Attach wood ceiling through existing drywall (lowers ceiling by 1/2 inch yet offers more fire protection).
- Replace the existing drywall ceiling with more drywall.
I want to use option 1. Is it ok? Thanks for your consideration.