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Old 2014-06-25, 11:32 PM
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We have this in our house, 10 ft main & 8 ft upstairs. Everyone notices the 10 ft height, they always ask if it's 9 ft or more lol Yes it does look more "grand" & the 10 ft ceiling was the best upgrade we chose! Rarely anyone goes upstairs, all guests stay on main floor & you do notice the height. But be prepared to upgrade the doors to 8 ft & the archways between rooms also kitchen cabinets you need to raise. If you leave standard doors & archways, you will lose the "grand" look IMO as the doors will look too "small". When you will be selling your house, this will be a great feature because 10 ft ceilings are still rare.
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Old 2014-07-02, 09:43 PM
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9ft on 2nd floor is waste, cuz you'll be up there with your eyes closed.
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Old 2014-07-02, 09:47 PM
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9ft on 2nd floor is waste, cuz you'll be up there with your eyes closed.
I agree. But the difference between 10 and 8 too drastic for us. I wish I have money for 10 9
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Old 2014-07-02, 11:08 PM
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I agree. But the difference between 10 and 8 too drastic for us. I wish I have money for 10 9
Sure 10 & 9 ft would be great if budget is not an issue but having 10 ft on main and 8 upstairs, it's never been an issue. But you will really appreciate the 10 ft height, it's more rare.
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Old 2014-07-02, 11:09 PM
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Sure 10 & 9 ft would be great if budget is not an issue but having 10 ft on main and 8 upstairs, it's never been an issue. But you will really appreciate the 10 ft height, it's more rare.
The footprint of the home is not that large though. The home is 3000 Sq ft
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Old 2014-07-02, 11:17 PM
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The footprint of the home is not that large though. The home is 3000 Sq ft
Have you been to a house with 10 ft ceilings like model homes?
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Old 2014-07-02, 11:20 PM
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Have you been to a house with 10 ft ceilings like model homes?
Definitely . Obviously it's nice to have 10 ft.
I have also been to model homes with 8' second floor..... it feels short. Especially when I can reach the ceiling when I reach up. (I can't touch 9' ceiling)
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Old 2014-07-02, 11:24 PM
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Definitely . Obviously it's nice to have 10 ft.
I have also been to model homes with 8' second floor..... it feels short. Especially when I can reach the ceiling when I reach up. (I can't touch 9' ceiling)
Sounds like you already decided! You have to choose what's right for you but think also about resale, 10 ft ceilings is a great selling feature! How much is builder charging for 9 ft upstairs?
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Old 2014-07-02, 11:44 PM
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Sounds like you already decided! You have to choose what's right for you but think also about resale, 10 ft ceilings is a great selling feature! How much is builder charging for 9 ft upstairs?
18k for either floors. I'm definitely leaning towards 9 and 9. But your comments are valid and are making my decision very difficult. Haha
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Old 2014-07-03, 10:48 AM
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18k for either floors. I'm definitely leaning towards 9 and 9. But your comments are valid and are making my decision very difficult. Haha
Sure not cheap, my builder only charged $5,800 for our 10 ft ceilings back in the day I wish I had done 9 ft in basement too but didn't think about it back then. But def love the 10 ft on main floor since we spend most time on the main floor. But we also upgraded to taller doors and taller kitchen cabinets to go with higher ceilings so maybe keep that in mind too the added cost.
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