Need to decide what type ceiling for addition
We are trying to finalize plans for the dining room addition. It will be the same width as the kitchen 10 feet, and 12 feet long. There will be a very shallow wall to wall china cabinets at the far end - no windows on that end because it faces north and overlooks the driveway. We'll enlarge the opening from the current kitchen to the living from from 3 feet to 8 feet.
The current kitchen again:
The dining room will be attached like this:
We want to add some character to the house and want the addition to be look like it was built with the house, not an obvious addition. Originally, we wanted an octagonal vaulted ceiling, but it doesn't match the style of the house. It's more the plain Victorian farmhouse shape. The dining room is also smaller than we originally planned so we ditched that idea.
The adjacent living room has a 16 foot vaulted ceiling which has beams now and we plan to put tongue in groove paneling on it.
So with this is mind, here are our choices for the addition
We like the dark wood vaulted ceiling but are leaning toward the flat ceiling for a couple of reasons, mainly because it would look like it had always been here.
Which do you think fits the house best?