# Are 10 ft ceilings good?

### Table of Contents

- Are 10 ft ceilings good?
- Do 10 foot ceilings add value?
- Why do old houses have 10 foot ceilings?
- Are high ceilings worth it?
- What is best ceiling height?
- Are 8 ft ceilings low?
- What is a comfortable ceiling height?
- Should I build 9 or 10 foot ceilings?
- Are 12 foot ceilings too high?
- What is the best ceiling height?
- Is it OK to have a 9 ft ceiling?
- How tall is the ceiling in my home?
- How tall is a 9 foot drywall ceiling?
- Why are high ceilings make sense for Your House?

### Are 10 ft ceilings good?

Newer homes, meanwhile, tend to come with nine-foot ceilings. But anything above the nine-foot mark is generally considered a **high ceiling**. You might, for example, find a house with rooms that feature 10-foot ceilings. Or, you might find a home with a single room with a much higher ceiling than that.

### Do 10 foot ceilings add value?

In reality ceiling height is only one part of the package when it comes to buying a home. For instance, 10 ft ceilings sound like an asset, but if they're found in a home with a terrible layout, they might not command a premium at all. So just because **they are there does not make them inherently valuable**.

### Why do old houses have 10 foot ceilings?

In warmer climates, before the advent of air conditioning, rooms were built with tall ceilings to encourage stratification of the air - hotter air would **rise**, with cooler air below. This, combined with natural ventilation, would help to keep the room cooler.

### Are high ceilings worth it?

**High ceilings can increase a home's value by five to 25 percent**. In fact, raising the height of a ceiling added an average of $4,000 to home values, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. That said, high ceilings remain more common in high-end homes than in low- to mid-range homes.

### What is best ceiling height?

For example, in a room that measures 12 feet by 13 feet, the ideal ceiling height would be **12.5 feet**. In a small room that measures eight feet by ten feet, the ideal ceiling height would be nine feet. A room illuminated with natural light is pleasant and cheerful, and can even lift our spirits.

### Are 8 ft ceilings low?

In the real estate market, houses with 8 foot ceilings are **generally a fit for only the low end of the market**. Most buyers today can afford to purchase houses with 9 or 10 foot ceilings. Some houses have much taller ceilings ranging from 12 to 14 feet.

### What is a comfortable ceiling height?

Ceiling Heights For example, in a room that measures 12 feet by 13 feet, the ideal ceiling height would be **12.5 feet**. In a small room that measures eight feet by ten feet, the ideal ceiling height would be nine feet.

### Should I build 9 or 10 foot ceilings?

10 foot is pretty high in a requires 19 steps including the floor. So you need more room for the stairs with a ten Foot ceiling. 9 foot is also **ideal** because you get the height without The extra heat loss. Heat rises so it's not uncommon to have 75° temperatures at 8 feet and 70° temperature at 2 feet.

### Are 12 foot ceilings too high?

**Ceilings can go beyond the industry standard**, to 10 and 12 feet high. Higher ceilings, up to 12 feet, are not uncommon, especially in renovated loft apartments and pre-war style architecture (between 1890 and 1940). A new house can also be designed with varying ceiling heights.

### What is the best ceiling height?

For example, in a room that measures 12 feet by 13 feet, the ideal ceiling height would be **12.5 feet**. In a small room that measures eight feet by ten feet, the ideal ceiling height would be nine feet. A room illuminated with natural light is pleasant and cheerful, and can even lift our spirits.

### Is it OK to have a 9 ft ceiling?

9' ceiling you can still use standard height doors. 10' ft should have 8' doors. I am 6'4" and I love our 9' ceilings. I always dislike the extra 2 steps on 2 story with 10' ceilings. In my new house I have both. Not crazy about soaring ceilings so we put a 10' 6" in the great room, and 9' in the adjoining kitchen and dining "room."

### How tall is the ceiling in my home?

In our last home, we had 10 feet ceilings in the main living areas and then 9 foot in the bedrooms and bath (like Fred S's comment). It worked great. In our hew home we have 10 foot throughout the main level (kitchen, living, dining and 2 bedrooms) and 9 ft in the lower level - and our cabin has 8 ft.

### How tall is a 9 foot drywall ceiling?

@Lynda drywall for 9' ceilings is 4 1/2 X 12 and Lowe's andHome Depot generally don't carry it. You have to special, order or go to a builders supply for it. Any good drywaller should know this?

### Why are high ceilings make sense for Your House?

In warmer climates, it’s easier to cool homes with high ceilings – making the residence more energy-efficient. No one ever feels cramped or cooped up in a room with high ceilings.