Ceiling Height: How High (or Low) Could You Go?

Ceiling Height: How High (or Low) Could You Go?

Rachael Grad
Jun 1, 2009

Eight-foot ceilings used to be standard but many new DC condo buildings now boast ceiling heights of at least 10 feet. Ra'ed and David lowered the ceiling in their contemporary condo, accentuating the ceiling with midnight blue paint (shown here). In a recent Slate article, Witold Rybczynski asks if high ceilings are "wretched architectural excessive or just good taste?" Do you like high or low ceiling heights? Survey below the jump...

Witold Rybczynski clearly favors high ceilings, claiming they make rooms better proportioned, though can feel initially overwhelming. Do you find high ceilings overwhelming? Or do you enjoy the added space added by high ceilings?
Joe loves the high ceilings in his art deco loft, which is shown on this page.

Read Witold Rybczynski's Slate article "How High; Are high ceilings a sign of wretched architectural excess or just good taste?" by clicking here.

(Images: Rachael Grad)

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