Is the Standard Ceiling Height Changing?
Traditionally speaking, homes have always had a standard ceiling height of 8 feet. But as remodeling trends show, homebuyers in today’s market are getting high on thinking high. High ceilings are actually a great way to build equity, because people are increasingly looking for interior spaces that feel open and airy. That added height can add value, and people are willing to pay up. Unlike days gone by, the average ceiling height is pushing up to 9 feet in newer homes, and many homeowners prefer to have vaulted ceilings in certain spaces to take things even higher.
It’s important to know what your own builder considers to be a standard ceiling height as you create a plan for your home. Contractors often assume that 9 foot ceilings will be used throughout the first floor and take things down a bit on the second floor to 8 foot levels. But these measurements don’t suit everyone. If you want to have a spacious home, it’s important to remember that your ceiling height can be just as important as the placement of your walls. Discuss your options with your custom home builder or remodeling contractor to make sure that you’re thinking on the same level.
True, the recommended ceiling height on today’s housing market is generally 9 feet. But in areas of the home like the great room or in a grand entryway, a 10 foot ceiling or higher can really make an impact. When it comes down to it, standard ceiling height doesn’t have to confine you. It’s all about the look and feel you want your space to have, whether you’re going for grandeur or simply need room to breathe. Want more light and air? Interestingly enough, a higher ceiling can actually give that to you. By increasing the height of your ceiling, you open up even greater possibilities for letting in more natural light because you’ve created space for bigger windows.
Take the beauty of your home even higher! Call the team at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., to schedule a consultation today!