What do do with this angled ceiling?
First of all, I realize there may be more appropriate forums to ask this question in, but I really like it over here and I'm hoping that some of you with small houses will have some funny ceiling angle experience.
The question is, where should the ceiling be in the bedrooms in our renovation?
That picture is essentially our bedroom (and the other one is basically the same, just a tad smaller). Although the window (which has been moved up, by the way) looks centered, the world's smallest walk-in closet is going in the far righthand corner, and there will be a wall with a hallway there as well. So the bedroom itself about four feet shorter on the right side of the picture. Originally we had planned to do an angled ceiling and then have about a 2-foot wide flat spot in the middle (you can sort of see where this would be if you look below the center beam to where the studs terminate). Upon further review, we're not sure why we were thinking along those lines because it's not the center of the room anyway, so I don't think we'd want to mount a ceiling fan there anyway (we'd probably do an angle mount for the ceiling fan and center it in the actual room).
Note that on the left side of the picture is the shed dormer, so the angle is less steep there. So you can see, there's a lot happening on that ceiling.
This floor plan drawing might help you understand the layout better. This picture is taken facing south, so this is at the bottom of the layout.
So the question is ... flat spot or straight up to the beam? We're going to do a wide-plank tongue-and-groove painted board on the ceiling if that helps you picture it at all.