FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT HIGH CEILINGS.
Houses or Building structures that were built in older times were not equipped with air conditioning or standard electrical appliances like ceiling fans. So, to solve the problem of ventilation and indoor lighting, basics were studied and hence resolved the problem by raising the ceiling height that came into play.
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The appeal and charm of high ceilings go back through centuries which is seen in a great Italian renaissance architect Andrea Palladio who wrote a chapter about high ceilings in his classic dissertation the four books on architecture where the recommended height of ceilings is 10 ft by 10 ft, 12 ft by 12ft, 19ft by 19ft.
Here are some of the fascinating benefits about high ceilings
- Create a feel of space.
The best way to open a room is to create an airy setting. High ceilings encourage a spacious and luxurious feel that makes the room appear larger and brighter hence additional space to be expressive with your styling. In addition, they promote visuospatial exploration; in simple terms this means they prompt us to think more freely.
- Enhance your décor decisions.
High ceilings boosts the beauty of space because it offers various décor options such as floor to ceiling curtains that emit an elegant effect, chandeliers to create a dramatic feel, fireplace etc. With all these, one has the ability to explore the different ideas and colours to create a beautiful space.
- Resale Value
High ceilings may increase resale value from 5% to 25% putting into consideration the home or neighbourhood which boosts the home value more if the location of the home is favourable.
However, high ceilings also have shortcomings which may include:
The size of the house has to be big for one to have high ceilings which brings a whole other difference.
From a construction perspective, the building process of high ceilings is costly because it involves adjusting the roof framing , installation of dry wall, proper electric wiring, plumbing which require multiple materials hence increased cost.
In conclusion, high ceilings even with the fact that they are costly, amplify an elegant interior exuding a feeling of luxury and greater comfort.
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Written by Karen Chepsikor.