Do Vaulted Ceilings Add To A Home’s Value? – Fridays with Fred

    Should You Buy A Home with Vaulted Ceilings?

    As a home buyer, you’re going to be faced with many choices including buying a home with or without vaulted ceilings.

    Vaulted Ceilings are ceilings that are traditionally higher than the standard 8′-10′ ceiling height.

    This architectural style dates back centuries to basilicas and cathedrals in Europe. They can make even a smaller home feel bigger and more spacious since the vaulted ceiling gives the illusion of height.

    Should You Convert That Vaulted Ceiling into A Loft Space?

    If you’re faced with the option of buying a home with a vaulted ceiling, one great option that you may be able to choose is converting that vaulted ceiling space into a loft for the home.

    Is this an option that you should consider?

    Let’s say that the vaulted ceiling is above the dining room of the home and covering that vaulted ceiling will add 175 square feet of space to the home.

    There’s no denying that adding extra square feet to the home is a great idea since this will increase the value of the home but it’s also important to consider that eliminating the vaulted ceiling will also eliminate the natural light coming into the home and take away the open feeling that the vaulted ceiling offers you.

    Ultimately the decision to convert that vaulted ceiling space into a loft all comes down to the financial aspect of the decision because it could cost upwards of $10,000 to $20,000 to convert that space into a loft but getting an additional 175 square feet of space in return is totally worth the investment.

    Buy the Home That Works Best for You

    The most important point to remember when buying a home is that you have to buy the house that works best for you because you’re going to have to live there every single day.

    Buying a home with or without a vaulted ceiling all comes down to what you’re looking for in a floor plan to a home and if that floor plan will be beneficial for your needs during the years that you’re living there.

    Thankfully there are a lot of options available. You can find many homes in today’s Real Estate market that have vaulted ceilings, and homes that don’t have vaulted ceilings but they offer more square footage.

    Contact the Fred Sed Group

    Do you have questions about buying a home with a vaulted ceiling or do you need a referral to a contractor that can give you a bid on converting the vaulted ceiling in your home into a loft?

    We invite you to call us seven days a week at (800) 921-9231 or connect with us online anytime.

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