What are the main benefits of high ceilings?

High ceilings are a desirable architectural feature for many reasons and their many benefits extend beyond aesthetics..

1. Improved temperature control

Homes with high ceilings tend to stay cooler as heat rises, maintaining a more consistent temperature on floor level, better air flow and more comfortable habitable spaces.

However, it’s worth noting that high ceilings alone are not enough to control temperature effectively. Other factors such as insulation, ventilation, and heating and cooling systems are important considerations you can discuss with your designer.

2. More natural light

High ceilings also offer benefits in terms of lighting. With more vertical space to work with, designers can incorporate larger windows or skylights. These features can also help save on electricity costs, as natural light can help illuminate a room during the day, reducing the need for artificial lighting.

When considering the most important design elements for your new home build, high ceilings in living areas create a sense of openness and a contemporary feel not achievable with a more traditional style ceiling.

Combined with carefully chosen window positioning and window furnishings, high ceilings can reflect light gently, making it consistent throughout the space and helping make the room feel bigger, especially if you’re working with an open-plan living room.

3. Can add value to your home

Because many Australian homes feature standard ceiling heights of 2400mm, a new home with a high ceiling gives your home a more luxurious feel. Increasing ceiling height by just 170 mm can make all the difference and of course, the higher the ceiling in your new home, the greater the sense of spaciousness.

This can be especially valuable for people looking to sell their home in the future, as the added feature can make it more appealing to potential buyers.

4. Create a visual focal point

While there are so many functional reasons why high ceilings are a great addition to your home, the way they look is still one of the main drawcards. High ceilings can provide a visual focal point, drawing the eye upward and adding a sense of verticality to the space. This can make a room feel more interesting and dynamic, creating a sense of depth and dimension that can be lacking in rooms with lower ceilings.

on March 15, 2024, 9:26 AM

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