Building A New House
Oct 05, 2016 4:34 pm
We are in the process of deciding on a plan. I would like raised ceiling heights in the L-shaped kitchen dining, living rooms. I have been told by the sales person it is not cost effective to do that and better to raise the entire house's ceiling height at $6k to raise and another $6k for the doors etc for a 25.4sq / 235.9 m2 .
We have recently been viewing renovated early 90s homes where this has been done. Any advice to help us understand this element of home design is appreciated.
Many thanks in advance
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Re: Raising ceiling height in kitchen dining livingroom advi2
Oct 05, 2016 5:53 pm
Hi ideaswoman, not sure on your method of construction and how that affects the cost to raise ceilings but we're building a 260m2 double storey with double brick ground floor and timber framed first floor and to raise all our internal ceilings to 30c is costing us $4,913 but we are not altering our doors so unless your family is very tall this is not necessary unless you prefer it aesthetically. We walked through a number of our builders display homes including the one our plans are based on and they all had 30c ceilings with regular doors and they didn't look out of place or too small in my opinion so maybe worthwhile looking at some examples in person. Also if you were to only do your living area I would be worried that when you then walk into other areas of the house they will feel smaller and more closed in than they actually are just because of the drop in ceiling height.
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Re: Raising ceiling height in kitchen dining livingroom advi3
Oct 05, 2016 8:09 pm
I raised my ceilings to 2.7m throughout the house (single 16sq house) and it is costing me $2,800.
I think you would be better off raising the whole house, rather then only parts, but hard to know without seeing your design.
I haven't changed my doors or anything, the only thing I did was extend the overhead cupboards in the kitchen to take advantage of the higher ceiling.
Re: Raising ceiling height in kitchen dining livingroom advi4
Oct 07, 2016 1:04 am
Imo it depends on how high you raise the ceiling to if you should raise the doors aswell. For me 2.55m and below standard doors. 2.7m and above taller doors.
It also depends on how high you want to go as to how much it will cost.
Re: Raising ceiling height in kitchen dining livingroom advi6
Oct 07, 2016 3:45 pm
We raised all ours to 2.75 and kept doors at standard height. The display is the same and it doesn't feel or look odd. Having said that our mates have 2.7 throughout with 2.4 doors and looks good too. They also have 3m high in the entrance and media then coffered the ceiling. Does look and feel amazing but the $$$ for me wouldn't justify it. It comes down to your budget and what you can get to fit within it. I agree with the above that 2.7 throughout will be better value and adds that extra spacious feeling throughout
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