Do you have high ceilings in your home that you feel are empty and wasted space? Through cathedral ceiling loft conversion, you can transform unused ceiling space into a functional loft room or living area. Reclaim that empty space and unleash your home’s potential.
The terms “cathedral ceiling” and “vaulted ceiling” are now mostly synonymous, but historically they were different. The distinction is important because as early as AD 217 in the construction of Roman public baths, early vaulted ceilings were featuring domes and arches.
Cathedral ceilings, on the other hand, traditionally feature straight sides that slope upward at the same angle as the exterior roof line. In today’s vernacular, vaulted ceilings may have curved or straight sides and symmetrical or asymmetrical lines. So therefore “vaulted ceiling” and “cathedral ceiling” pretty much mean the same thing now.
Reclaiming Lost Space
The typical vaulted ceiling space can amount to almost 30% of the total potential space of a home. Unfortunately, however, this portion is usually left unused. By building a loft conversion instead of an extension or room addition, you get an additional room without taking away space from your garden or lot area.
Constructing entire new rooms or second story additions are always great options for adding more living space. However, building a loft gives you maximum use of the space in your home with lower cost, and less disruption to the existing structure.
Cathedral Ceiling Loft Conversion
Homeowners are turning to cathedral ceiling loft conversion to address their need for more living space. It’s an alternative that tends to cost less because instead of adding to the outside of your house, you will be working within its existing dimensions and foundation.
Essentially all you’re doing is inserting a floor at ceiling height and reinforcing it all to hold the additional weight.
How high do ceilings need to be to add a loft?
Today’s standard ceiling height is nine feet. It’s now common for newer houses to have nine-foot ceilings on the first floor (and, sometimes, eight-foot ceilings on the second story). Ceilings can go beyond the industry standard, to 10 and 12 feet high.
Free Loft Construction Consultation and Price Quote
So if you’re ready to take the next step and get a price quote then let us know. We’ll set up a time with you to come over and have a look at your house. Chat with you about your wants and needs. Consult on the particulars of the project, and then do some measuring. We’ll take the info and measurements back to our office and work up a free custom quote just for you. No pressure, no cost, and no obligations. Let’s just meet up and talk. It all starts with a phone call or email. Contact info below.
Company: HK Construction, Inc.
Owner: Marc Gieselmann
Location: Poway, CA.
Service area: All of San Diego CA and surrounding cites and counties. See complete service areas list.
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