9ft or 10 ft ceilings in our new/ old Greek revival home design.
wurtemburg
March 26, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Husband and I cannot decide On 9 ft or 10 ft ceilings. Building a 4,000 sq ft modern Greek revival farmhouse.
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
The 10' ceilings would be glorious! But they would probably also cost more in building costs and air conditioning and heating costs, so it's a struggle. Perhaps you could have a combination of the two if you asked your architect for a compromise position.
March 26, 2013 at 6:13PM   
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Yarbro Home Improvement LLC
With ceiling heights and the luxury of having options higher then 8 feet, I think in 2 foot increments ( lumber dimensions ) If you're thinking 9, then why not 10. Next is 12. Do you want them that high? Also, are you planning 7 or 8 foot doors? Tall windows?
March 26, 2013 at 6:17PM   
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bluenan
Go with the 10'. Like Carolyn said combine the heights, lower to 9' for baths. You can never add on, but you can lower for certain areas.
March 26, 2013 at 6:28PM   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Yarbro has a good point about the door height. I would definitely go with 8' doors with either a 9' or a 10' ceiling. To me that's the norm these days and the short 6' 8" doors just look squatty.
March 26, 2013 at 6:49PM   
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wurtemburg
We are planning for 8 foot doors and tall windows.... I guess depends on our choice of millwork and moldings to make final choice. Was thinking of white vertical beams w wainscoting on ceiling at least in Kitchen...we have all windows and glass doors 4 grid..having trouble finding pictures of windows and doors like this too.
March 26, 2013 at 7:16PM   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Check out photos of doors on houzz and you might find just the right ones.
March 26, 2013 at 7:19PM   
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Yarbro Home Improvement LLC
If doors are 8 feet with wide trim and crown mold @ the ceiling. It leaves a sliver of wall between trim on head of door and crown mold if ceiling height is 9'
March 26, 2013 at 7:20PM   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Then one either eliminates the crown moulding or chooses a 10' ceiling in the area where crown is desired.
March 26, 2013 at 7:24PM   
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Ironwood Builders
Or a 7' door? Stock door sizes are 6'8" and 7'0" high. 8' doors are special order and non-stock, ergo no easy add-ons or returns. 7'0" is appropriate for both 9' and 10' ceilings. Our local yards stock both 92 5/8" pre-cut studs for 8' ceilings and 104 5/8" pre-cut studs for 9' ceilings. For 10' ceilings we are cutting every stud. Drywall also comes in 54" widths for 9' ceilings and drywall labor and materials go up for 10' wall heights.
March 26, 2013 at 8:59PM   
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brody1313
I have 10" ceilings downstairs entirely....9' upstairs, wish I had gone 10' there....8' doors.....you will love it!
March 26, 2013 at 9:09PM   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
The 8' doors look fabulous! Ten foot ceilings look fabulous! Both are worth the extra cost if you can afford them.
March 27, 2013 at 7:21AM   
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