Interior Door Height for 9' Ceilings

luckymom23October 8, 2007


I am wondering what everyone does for their Interior Door height when they have 9' ceilings? Do standard height doors look strange? How do you line them up with your windows? or are the windows just higher than the tops of the doors? If anyone has pictures that would be great.


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We have 9' ceilings and normal stock doors. Ordering custom made doors increased our costs considerably. You can see photos on my blog and there is a link on the right side of my blog that has even more photos.

Here is a link that might be useful: My House Building Blog

    Bookmark   October 8, 2007 at 9:32AM
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Ours are 6'8 with a couple of cased openings that are 8'0 and I think everything looks fine. I did make certain that windows on either side of the french doors in the family room lined up wiht the top of the door.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2007 at 9:59AM
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We have 9-foot ceilings. Our doors are standard height, but 36" wide with 4" casings. I'm looking at two of them now, in a room with a 16-foot cathedral ceiling and an arch-top window made of four 6-foot casements plus the 4-foot archtop. They look fine. (It's not just the height, it's the 'bulk'.)

    Bookmark   October 8, 2007 at 11:10AM
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We have 9' ceilings. Our interior doors are standard 6'8". Our front door and back patio door are both 8' (lined up with the windows).

    Bookmark   October 8, 2007 at 9:18PM
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We have 10' ceilings with 6'8" doors and 12" transoms. Nice visual without the extra cost of a larger door.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2007 at 2:42AM
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We have 12' and 9' ceilings. 12' ceiling we used 8' doors - 9' ceiling 6'8" doors

    Bookmark   October 9, 2007 at 8:14AM
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I should've mentioned that on the walls with 8' doors - we also have 14" transoms above the windows.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2007 at 12:05PM
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We were thinking about one bedroom in particular where there will be an interior door adjacent to a couple of windows and if it would look strange for the top of the door molding to be lower than the window. We do not want to go with 8' doors and it sounds like the 6'8" will be fine.
Thanks everyone for your responses.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2007 at 11:53PM
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I have an additional question. I'll see if I can make it make sense. I hadn't really noticed the door & window heights in the kitchen/dining/den until the room was sheetrocked yesterday. The windows are at 8 ft, there's a large one (5x6ft) on the east wall, and in the SE corner there are two regular sized windows making the corner, also at 8ft tall (sink will be in this corner.) We have a cased opening on the North wall at 8ft, looking through that opening you see a 6'8" door across a small hallway. On the SW corner of the West wall there is a 6'8" pocket door and right next to it on the South wall in the SW corner we have a 8' cased opening. I'm thinking I should lower all the door heights, especially since two bascially are next to each other making the corner of the room. But will that be odd w/ the window height being 8 ft? The window will sit basically right next to the kitchen cabinets and then in the corner there is windows that are also 8ft high.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 11:03AM
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I have all of my cased openings at 6'8". My kitchen cabinets will be 8' high as well...with a 6'8" cased opening in between them, and also on the end.

I think I would make all the openings the same, but that is JMHO.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 11:24AM
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