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Let's talk about vaulted ceilings!!
So first off the main benefits of a vault is volume and drama.
You might ask yourself, "Can you vault?" Well the first thing you want to do is find a good structural engineer. You're also going to need an attic so 1st floor ceilings of 2nd story homes are usually out.
So you're all set up with you're attic and structural engineer. Now you need to decide between a ridge beam, ridge board or truss. It's all about how the weight of the roof is being handled (see this is where getting that structural engineer comes in handy).
There are some challenges to vaulting such as insulation, electrical issues, HVAC, and recessed lighting angles.
There are some vaulting alternatives however. There are always tray ceilings and coffered ceilings. And if all else fails, you can always go with a lowered horizontal trim and a wall color change.
To listen to the master speak about it, check out At Home with Dean Sharp below!