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08:53PM | 06/22/01
Member Since: 06/22/01
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My home is a 25 year old two story brick with 8ft. ceilings downstairs and upstairs. Is there any way to heighten these ceilings without tearing the house down and starting over again? I don't want to do something to give the illulsion of taller ceilings; I want to structurely change the height.
All of the builders here have just laughed at the notion and said it would be easier and cheaper to just start over or just move, both of which I don't want to do.


04:05AM | 06/23/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
There are many alterations one can make to a house.Moving walls,doorways,adding fireplaces,etc,and so on.To raise the second floor ceilings,you would need to remove the roof.There is no way to raise the first floor ceilings without removing the second floor.The main problem here is that a ceiling on the first floor is the floor of the second floor which is built right into the walls of the house for support.Hope this answers your question.


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Can I raise the floor of the large walk in closet above my entry foyer.


01:06PM | 09/29/20
Having the same problem... I'm wondering if I can just dig down? would this be an option?


03:58PM | 01/10/21
It’s tough enough to keep the ceiling height the same from the main house. Adding a beam and keeping the ceiling flush is not hard but does take some time . To me the hardest part is trying to keep the floor upstairs flush with the existing upstairs floor with the beam lifted.

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