Hello, my wife and I are turning our cape cod house into a colonial/full 2 floor house. Long story short, doing a shed dormer would’ve been more involved than just putting a second floor on.
Our contractor said he’d like to make our master bedroom upstairs a vaulted ceiling that basically follows the roof line above. We both love the idea, but what are the disadvantages that you’ve seen or know of?
One would be hot air rising, or hard to regulate the air control. We have full central air throughout the first floor, but the second floor will have a large split system, with heads in each room so each room will have its own thermostat. Would this be a good idea for heating/cooling in a vaulted room?
Yes, we’ve asked him this, he said it’ll work out great, but I want to hear from other home owners who have done it.
Happy Monday! I’ll be changing my roof shingles this coming spring and I think it might be a good idea to change the insulation/vapour barrier in the roof at the same time. I’m located in Ottawa, Canada.
The only way to access the space between the ceiling and the roof is by the outside (remove the sheating), because there is no attic access (scissor vaulted ceiling).
So my question is, how would I add a vapour barrier without destroying the drywall in my house? The current “barrier” looks like very old “kraft paper”.
Would I cut it lengthwise and tack it to the joist? Would I lay it over/around the joists? Do I even need a vapour barrier?
I looked online and watched tons of videos and it seems like no one ever adds a vapour barrier from inside an attic.
Looking for some up to date recommendations here, I've been doing some Googling but getting conflicting infromation.
We're vaulting our ceiling in the living space as part of a large reno. With everything torn apart, we want to get this right.
Our rafters are only 7" deep, so it seems closed cell spray foam is the only way to come close to the r38 minimum that's recommended for our zone.
Problem is I'm reading a lot of conflicting info on whether closed cell is the right move, or whether it'll trap moisture and destroy our roof. Some sources say go open cell to allow moisture to escape. Others say go closed to keep everything air tight.
What's the modern thought here?
I fear that our builder and us may have had our first hiccup. During the design phase we had talked about 13-15 foot ceilings in the bedrooms would looks great, make the room feel bigger etc. Tonight when I went over, I noticed they started a ceiling over the bedrooms at the standard 8ft, with attic space above. Here are a couple of photos for reference https://imgur.com/a/uDUWTO0
Would there be any structural implications if we did go to the pitch on the ceilings in the bedrooms?
I noticed our contract does not specify ceiling heights, but does note one line about attic access in one of the closets. My wife and I missed that or didn’t put it into context when we signed, unfortunately. Totally our fault, and we’re willing to add cost if it is possible at this point, but wondering if it will impact the architectural stamp designs.
Thanks in advance
Hi all. Hoping some handy people here will know the answer to this.
We're looking to buy a house right now. My wife and I both love the mid century look of vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. But knowing that the NZ building code is very poor with regards to insulation, I'm wondering how most people improve this. I imagine there is limited space in the ceiling cavity, so what do people do?
While I'm on the subject of keeping warm - I imagine this type of ceiling also means a ducted heat pump wouldn't work as there's nowhere for ducts to go. I suppose floor vents would be an option for central heating, provided it's on piles?
Does anybody know if I can use the X-Pole XPert Permanent Vaulted Ceiling Mount on a “normal” flat ceiling? It is the only permanent mount I can find on a webside that ships in the EU.
My listening position is laying flat in bed. I tried sitting them on bar stools at the end of my bed. Good sound, but they take up too much room. Mounting them high up on the wall is doable, but getting them a couple feet from the wall is hard. Hanging a couple feet from the ceiling seems optimal.
On a side note, king size foam matress behind me good for sound dampening?
I’m trying to look up the best way to go about replacing this fan that is installed with a flat circular base at the top of sloped ceiling where the ceiling comes together at an angle.... I can’t find ANY types of bases that would make it so there is no space left between the base and the slope of the ceiling whereas the pictures below show that the current fan on both sides has an inch or so of space.... any ideas on how to go about this / keywords to look into that’ll allow for a replacement like this?
Pic of current fan/ceiling angle https://imgur.com/gallery/YkSF8Qf
I'm moving into my first home ever and I'm planning to build a nice setup to fill the kitchen/dining/living room with some sound.
Even though I haven't had any previous experience I'm opting to go with Sonos products because I read some nice things about Sonos and I presume I can easily upgrade parts of the setup in the future if required in a relatively easy fashion.
The room is 62m²(667ft²), about 8m x 7m (26ft x 22ft) with vaulted high ceilings (4-5m).
With the audio setup, I kind of want to get the best of both worlds: a really nice sound when I'm sitting on the sofa and watching some movies but also enjoy the background music when I'm hanging with my friends/family next to the kitchen island/bar or sitting behind the dining table.
I'm thinking to go with Sonos Arc + Sonos Sub + 2x Sonos One rear speakers.But to really fill the room with some music I'm also thinking maybe I should spend even some more and go with 2x Sonos Five as the rear speakers instead of the Sonos One's.
As I'm really newbie when it comes to sound I'm not sure about how this setup would work in this kind of room.
Any recommendations how to go about or perhaps what else to think of.Kinda bummed that I did not think about ceiling speakers, at this stage it's now too late.
This will be my second kitchen renovation and I am dealing with an uneven vaulted ceiling. Does anyone have any experience on how to style the cabinets? I would like the peak cabinet to be over the stove of course, however the stove is not even with the peak and there’s not really enough room to make it center without having an oddly narrow cabinet. Any advice?
My partner and I are debating what to do with this vaulted ceiling in a new house.
As of now, the beams are white, and the wood panels are white brushed. Our first idea was to strip the white wash from the panels and then stain the wood panels, but keep the long white beams.
However, I think the opposite may be better - white panels and wood beams.
A concern is that the white beams may not have as much texture and personality as the wood panels, and thus stripping and staining them may not yield too much.
Picture(s) here. Ignore the furniture (and typo); the furnishings were the previous owners; we'll be replacing it with a dark grey/charcoal sectional. The carpet (for now) is staying. We're planning on (happily) demoing everything around the fireplace, and adding a simple stone surround and shorter mantel, and perhaps a dark red color on the entire wall.
Thanks for any feedback!
I'm trying to figure out how to bring coaxial cable connecting my T.V. attic antenna down from the attic, and into the living room where I have a coaxial jack that supplies the house with cable internet. I picked up a "dual" coaxial jack off amazon and the plan is one jack will be for antenna, the other for cable (internet).
The jack I want to bring the coaxial cable to from the attic is on a wall that terminates in a vaulted ceiling in the attic. In the attic, this vaulted ceiling is encased in plywood. I assume I have to drill a hole through the plywood to access the space between the drywall and the studs where the current coaxial cable is. My questions are:
How do I find the area I should drill in? I was thinking of applying a magnet to an end of fish tape, feeding it from the living room and up into the attic, and then locating this spot and drilling there. Is there a better way to do this?
How do I avoid drilling through house wiring? I fished an endoscope up from the living room side and see what looks like house wiring close to the top near the attic level. I want to avoid drilling through that. In the process I discovered that the cable that's already there goes at a right angle and out the house that way, not through the attic (which makes sense based on the location of the other cable jacks in the house and where I see it leave the house on the side)
Once I drill through the plywood covering the vaulted ceiling in the attic, what's the proper way to patch the hole so insulation doesn't fall through/a conduit for bugs is opened up/hot and cold air don't go through? I'm assuming I would plug it with foam rubber around the coaxial cable and then maybe seal with silicone sealant.
How do you keep your goggles from fogging up terrible while you're up there? I wore goggles and a mask (most of the time) but good god it made the work miserable.
I didn't take any pictures unfortunately while I was up there; my prerogative was avoiding a misstep and going through the drywall. I hope I explained the layout well.