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How Tall Should Ceilings Be in Your New Home?

Custom Home Builder Questions, Raleigh NC

As a custom home builder in the Raleigh NC area, we are often asked for advice on what to include in a new home.  One question we hear often is "How tall should ceilings be in my new home?"

Ceiling Height in New Homes - 8 Ft or 9 Ft?

What Ceiling Height is Considered Standard?

Many custom home builders charge extra to increase ceiling height from 8 ft to 9 ft on the first floor.  Is it worth the investment?

Absolutely.

Foyer | Signature Ceiling TreatmentsAn 8 ft ceiling on the first floor has become outdated in today's market. It makes rooms look smaller, more cramped and less accommodating.

Although 8 foot ceilings can still be found in entry-level homes, most new custom home builders incorporate a more spacious 9 ft ceiling, and many popular plans also include at least one vaulted room. The higher ceiling sells well, in both new custom homes as well as resale, because most buyers want that comfort level.

A 9 ft ceiling also allows for personalized ceiling treatments, like coffered or trey ceilings, which can even be added later if not included in the budget at the initial time of construction by a custom home builder.

Don't Assume Ceiling Height - Ask For It - In Writing

Most custom home builders will assume they’re putting 9 ft ceilings on the first floor and 8 ft ceilings on the second floor, unless you request something else - but don't take that for granted.

If you don't see a height specified in your bid or other documents, be sure to ask that it be included in the written information. You may be surprised to find out that some top custom home builders, such as Stanton Homes, don’t even charge extra. But other custom home builders may automatically use 8 foot ceilings because it’s cheaper – and if you don’t request it, they may not know you want it. 

A full, written package of everything that’s included will help you better compare custom home builders - and understand what exactly will be included in your new Raleigh custom home. Comparing line-by-line, you may find some gaps in what’s provided that you didn’t expect, as not all custom home builders offer the same amenities. 

Ceiling Treatment Ideas | Custom Home Builders RaleighIt’s also a very good idea to walk through homes containing the same set of standards included in your quoted package BEFORE committing to a particular custom home builder.  Model homes usually have a tremendous amount of options that make the home look really spectacular – but very few of the special features are included in "standard" packages. If you’re thinking about the way a model looks, it’s important to know just what you’re getting for that quote.

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Finding Your New Home in the Raleigh Area

Call 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to find out more about new custom homes in the Raleigh area today. 

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