Tearing out the existing ceiling is a minor expense, but very dusty! The real cost is the replacement. I doubt you can pick up 6 inches in height. A drywall ceiling is usually put up as high as possible.
Leave the ceiling as is and do your renovation.
and it took me 4 years to do it all. Anyway
what I did with the ceiling is put 2x2 suspened ceiling with recessed lightings between the joists. Most of the height is 7 feet and 5 inches. Small area has the height
of 6 feet 8 inches. I have been very please
with it since there were time when I need
to do some plumbering, electrical, etcs work.
It was nice to just take out the panels then
put it back. Yes, the cost high BUT looks
- 15 Old House Features We Were Wrong to Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 20 Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 17 Design Inspirations for Mudrooms and Entryways
- 25 Clever Ideas for Repurposed Storage
- 16 Inventive Beds You Can Make Yourself
- Laundry Room Ideas to Knock Your Socks Off
- 30 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do
- 11 Clever Alternatives to Kitchen Cabinets
- 159 Storage Ideas for Space-Starved DIYers
- 21 "Expert Picks" for Fail-Safe Colors
- 9 Easy Ways to Kill Weeds Effectively
- 20 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Big
- Simple “Under $60” Curb Appeal Updates for Any Home
- 67 Expert Tips to Aid Your Spring Cleaning
- 10 Eye-Catching Options for Your Front Door
- 10 Room Dividers to Bring Order to Your Space
- 11 Creative Garden Borders You Can Make—Easily!
- Tips and Tricks to Fit More into Less Closet Space
- Secret Rooms: 10 Special Spaces Hidden from Sight