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View Poll Results: What ceiling upgrade combo would you choose?
10' for Main floor, 9' for Second floor(upgrdade) and 7'10'' for basement(upgrade) 6 60.00%
10' for Main floor, 8' for Second floor(standard) and 8'4'' for basement(upgrade) 4 40.00%
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Old 2013-12-16, 08:50 PM
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I have a question regarding ceiling height upgrade. We are getting 10 ft ceiling on main floor and we can upgrade the basement ceiling from 7'10" to 8'4" or second floor ceiling from 8' to 9'. We cannot upgrade both, so which one do you thing would be a better/smarter choice.
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If you can mention the quotes for both options then it would be easier to decide
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I don't know the exact prices since they don't tell you until you go for décor appointment but at the time of offer, the sales person told us that basement ceiling is around 10K and second floor ceiling is around 9K
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If the main floor was 9' then i might hav suggested increasing the basement ht but IMO with 10' main floor, 8' second floor might look a bit awkward (too much of a difference)
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I know it's a tough call
Can basement ceiling height be increased later?
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No. The foundation needs to be poured based on floor plan. Once it's poured, that would be final. Again, the upgrade ceiling height is an approximate, therefore, there will be deviation of inches still.


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To increase the height of basement will ultimately depend on what do you intend to use the space for. If you are going to make it a livable space, then I do suggest it is a good idea but then you may have to factor in added costs to finish the basement sometimes down the road, this can be in the range of $50K, depending on your finishes.

However, if you upgraded the basement ceiling and have no intention of doing anything to it, then it would seem the $ you spent is wasted. But the future resale value may be enhanced a bit.
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I would upgrade the basement.

The second floor is a waste imo, most of your time on the 2nd floor is with your eyes closed, unless you sleep with your eyes open
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Thanks guys. One more dummy question, if you upgrade the basement ceiling, do they dig further deep or do they just go 1 more foot above the ground?
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Digging deep is what people normally think so its not a dummy question, thats a general perception...they go above the ground
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