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Ceiling height under mansard roof?

Posted by bostonhome (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 31, 09 at 0:30

I gutted the 3rd floor interior of my Victorian house which is under a mansard roof. The interior walls along the perimeter are slanted. I also put in skylights on the roof to get more light in areas like the bathroom. Should I keep the ceiling flat for the entire floor (8 ft high) like the original? Or go higher almost cathedral but with a flat ceiling above at 10 ft?


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RE: Ceiling height under mansard roof?

if it were my house and I didn't need the crawl space, I'd go higher. We gutted the top floor of our mansard but kept the ceilings the original height (8.5') because we installed AC and needed the "attic" for the ductwork.


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RE: Ceiling height under mansard roof?

If additional room is easily available, even if it's straight up, you're usually best going for it. Even a foot of extra ceiling height makes a room looks much larger and with interesting walls like gables or a mansard, it would be more dramatic. Harder to wall in, yes.........heat, yea. But most of us who live in large, old houses knew that when we bought them. LOL.


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