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Where are the walls/ceiling? Your opinion pls

Posted by Danvirsse (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 12, 12 at 10:56

We are in the process of renovating a cape type home. I seem to be struggling with deciding whether the sloped portion is part of the wall or part of the ceiling. If it makes difference, the knee walls are approx. 48" tall. The flat part of the ceiling is 7'6" from the floor and approx. 60" wide.
Please let me know where my ceiling/walls end.

Thanks so much


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RE: Where are the walls/ceiling? Your opinion pls

I think it is up to you; Ive seen people continue the paint
paper, and I have seen people stop.

I would include it in the wall is the knee wall is only 48"


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RE: Where are the walls/ceiling? Your opinion pls

Are you talking about the second level attic area? Can you post pictures?

In the the situation I believe you might be referring to, the sloped part is normally part of the ceiling but there are other situations where it would be considered the wall. That's why a picture would be helpful.


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RE: Where are the walls/ceiling? Your opinion pls

In my view, it depends on where the slope begins to go up.

If it starts upward at a knee wall and joins the ceiling at the same height as the rest of the walls, it's part of the wall.

If it's part of a lofted ceiling, and it starts to bend upward at the height where the rest of the walls meet the ceiling, it's part of the ceiling.


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RE: Where are the walls/ceiling? Your opinion pls

Thanks for the replies.

mtnrdredux, I think you're probably right. Since the knee walls are so short, the sloped part probably should be part of the "wall".

lukkiirish, I can't post photos yet, as the framing isn't complete (I have to decide the material (drywall/beadboard or ??) before the framing can be completed.)

bronwynsmom, the slope begins 48" from the floor and continues to the height of the end (un-sloped walls) which is 7'6" from the floor. From your reply, I'd say you would also consider it part of the walls.

Thanks for your help everyone. Sometimes it just seems like there are too many decisions to make.


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