Ceiling heights V. room sizes?
I'm posting a floor plan of our new home. I'm sure you will all recognize Summerfield's work! I'm still tweaking the master suite, but the rest of the house will be very close to what you see here. Basically, the back of the house (where the view is) is one long room. I'm planning to put framed openings between the kitchen and dining area, and the dining area and living room. It will still all be open, but with a psychological demarcation point to break it up a little.
All that leads to a question- For rooms this size, in the deep south, what would be an appropriate ceiling height? I was thinking at least 9'; I don't want 8' like I have in my current house. One more factor- at least one, or maybe all three of the main rooms will have coffered ceilings. For infill, I'm thinking tin in the kitchen, and bead board in one of the other rooms. The coffered detail will be about 6" tall; I was thinking 12" where the rooms divide.
I know it's a very small house, so I don't want crazy high ceilings. I'll go 8' in the powder room, and maybe even the master suite to make it cozier. The house will have plenty of windows, in a private, wooded setting. Would 10' be too much, even with the coffered beams? As an aside- will coffered ceilings in the three main rooms across the back be 'too much'? FWIW, the house will be a one story Craftsman. Thanks!