42 Kitchens With Vaulted Ceilings

Look at these 42 cool kitchens with vaulted ceilings. There are some great ideas here to help you plan.

If the space is limited, you can try vaulting a ceiling.

 

The main problem vaulted ceilings solve is the feeling of a cramped space as vaulting a ceiling provides an airy atmosphere. Some other benefits that a vaulted ceiling may provide are:

  • Natural light lovers will enjoy this kind of ceiling as this can allow use of plenty of glass especially if the home you have faces the south. However, if it’s winter, it would be difficult to heat because of the large space the heater has to heat. Double glazing the glass can solve this problem.

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Details and texture are added in the kitchen making it one of the focal points.

  • Details and texture are added in the kitchen making it one of the focal points. Plain ceilings are nothing compared to vaulted ceilings when it comes to adding beauty. However, for those who prefer a compact place to make it feel as intimate and close as possible, this is not for you.

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  • Vaulted ceilings provide a place for hot air to go. This is beneficial especially during summer. Because of this, its drawback is during cooler months when its size requires more energy to warm it up.

Vaulted ceilings provide a place for hot air to go.

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  • Vaulted ceilings allow you to furnish your home with grand light fixtures as the space allows it. Large pendant lighting make a room stylish.

Vaulted ceilings allow you to furnish your home with grand light fixtures as the space allows it.

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How would you know if vaulted ceiling is for you?

Ask yourself the following questions.

  • Do you have an attic? If yes, is it framed with rafters?

Rafters are used for insulation.

These rafters are used for insulation.

  • Are you willing for the electrical lines to be attached to the top of joists?
  • Are you willing to have the metal-sheet ducts to be under your house?
  • Are you willing to have the plumbing pipes under your house?
  • Are you willing to pay for contractors to do it because this is a job meant to be done by professional structural engineers?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you may read on to more information about these interesting vaulted ceilings.

TYPES OF VAULTED CEILINGS 

These are the different types of vaulted ceilings one may choose from.

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Here is another image where you can see the difference among vaulted ceilings.

Here is another image where you can see the difference between vaulted ceilings.

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This is why a structural engineer is the best to work on vaulted ceilings because it requires advanced skills.

SKILLS

  • planning
  • reinforcing framing, removing ceiling joists
  • moving and adding wiring
  • insulation
  • drywalling
  • painting

Each vaulted ceiling requires the skill and artistry of a structural engineer. See some pictures that may inspire you to have one.

The asymmetry in this kitchen provides interest to this kitchen.

The asymmetry in this kitchen provides interest to this kitchen. The once cramped space benefits a lot from the vaulted ceiling and now has an airy and bright atmosphere. The white oven, gas range, and refrigerator perfectly match the rich brown cabinetry.

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Bright, airy, and rustic.

Bright, airy, and rustic. This kitchen has all these qualities because of its vaulted ceiling. The matching stools and dining chairs complement the color scheme.

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Marked with artistry and skill, this kitchen is definitely beautiful because of its ceiling.

Marked with artistry and skill, this kitchen is definitely beautiful because of its ceiling. The details and the careful choice of paint are exquisite. The cabinetry is also marvelous.

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The tile- decorated pillar catches anyone's attention in this kitchen.

The tile- decorated pillar catches anyone’s attention in this kitchen. Not to mention the subtly decorated walls. If this kitchen was installed a regular ceiling, this could look cramped.

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The asymmetry in the ceiling leads the onlooker to the wide windows showcasing the beauty of nature.

The asymmetry in the ceiling leads the onlooker to the wide windows showcasing the beauty of nature. Installed with blinds to detract too much light, the windows allow just enough natural light to fill the area.

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This rustic wooden kitchen is paired with a white vaulted ceiling that make a perfect combination.

This rustic wooden kitchen is paired with a white vaulted ceiling that make a perfect combination. This kitchen houses maple cabinets, white countertop, light yellow walls, and hardwood floor.Truly, vaulted ceilings make a space look larger.

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An irregularly- shaped kitchen ceiling made this area look spacious.

An irregularly- shaped kitchen ceiling made this area look spacious. The three colors of the walls and ceiling are perfect for this kitchen. The red upholstered dining chair match the tonal warmth that the wooden flooring provide.

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Minimal lighting is required in this vaulted ceiling kitchen with glass sky windows.

Minimal lighting is required in this vaulted ceiling kitchen with glass sky windows. The vaulted ceiling created the illusion of a bigger space and the glass windows even made it look bigger. The compact one- wall kitchen is paired with a kitchen island with high stools.

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This kitchen boasts of its extensive storage provided by the brown cabinetry.

This kitchen boasts of its extensive storage provided by the brown cabinetry. The small vaulted ceiling still provides an airy atmosphere mostly needed in a kitchen where heat is usually present.

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The black matte cabinets and matte finish of the kitchen island countertop complement the wooden vaulted ceiling that provides texture to this kitchen.

The black matte cabinets and matte finish of the kitchen island countertop complement the wooden vaulted ceiling that provides texture to this kitchen. This kitchen with stainless steel gas range is equipped with a ventilation system beautifully hidden by cabinet doors.

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White vaulted ceiling add visual interest in this kitchen.

White vaulted ceiling add visual interest in this kitchen. The geometrical shapes created by the lines make this room look amazing. This compact kitchen definitely could use this vaulted ceiling.

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This small one-wall kitchen looked bigger because of the vaulted ceiling.

This small one-wall kitchen looked bigger because of the vaulted ceiling. Black table set, built- in stainless steel fridge and black dining table can be found in this cozy kitchen.

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This spacious white kitchen looked even larger because of the white vaulted ceiling.

This spacious white kitchen looked even larger because of the white vaulted ceiling. The suspended pendant light fixture reduce the space created by the ceiling. The wooden stool with metal frame is perfect for the white kitchen island.

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This white kitchen looked larger with the vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.

This white kitchen looked larger with the vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The beams add visual interest to this kitchen. To reduce the vast space created by the ceiling are the gorgeous light fixture.

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Exposed beams add visual interest. Why not check our gallery of 60 Living Rooms with Exposed Brick?

Vaulted ceiling and glass walls make this room airy and bright.

Vaulted ceiling and glass walls make this room airy and bright. Add to that the use of white, brown, and light green, we get a fresh looking kitchen. The upholstered comfortable dining chairs are perfect for the circular dining table.

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The barrel- vault ceiling in this kitchen provides an airy atmosphere.

The barrel- vault ceiling in this kitchen provides an airy atmosphere. The tiles in the ceiling match the backsplash of this kitchen. The three light fixture reduce the vast space created by the vault ceiling.

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 Kitchen pantries allow storage of food and avoid clutter in the kitchen. Check out our 29 Walk-In Kitchen Pantry Designs.

This L- shaped kitchen has its beams as the focal point as the contrast of wooden ceiling and its beams have contrasting colors.This L- shaped kitchen has its beams as the focal point as the contrast of wooden ceiling and its beams have contrasting colors. The red rug add color to this kitchen.

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Beautifully-designed ceiling with skylight is the focal point of this kitchen.

Beautifully-designed ceiling with skylight is the focal point of this kitchen. Three wooden stools accompany the kitchen island that match with the wooden flooring. Equally marvelous are the two- bubble shaped light fixture.

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This contemporary kitchen in San Francisco made the area look spacious because of the open floor plan, glass walls, and vaulted ceilings.

This contemporary kitchen in San Francisco made the area look spacious because of the open floor plan, glass walls, and vaulted ceilings. The incorporation of numerous lights make this room warm and inviting. Stainless steel oven, gas range and other top of the line appliances occupy this kitchen. The glossy finish of the countertop matches the matte finish of the wood flooring.

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Timeless and traditional, this Tuscan kitchen features limestone accents, clay tile roof, arched windows, and Roman arches.
Timeless and traditional, this Tuscan kitchen features limestone accents, clay tile roof, arched windows, and Roman arches. The barrel-vaulted ceiling covers the kitchen island and a hearth with fireplace. The wooden kitchen island matches the shiny wooden flooring.
This transitional kitchen in Portland has a vaulted ceiling with skylights to make this kitchen look spacious.
This transitional kitchen in Portland has a vaulted ceiling with skylights to make this kitchen look spacious. The stainless steel gas range and ventilation system are both on the wall of this kitchen. The backlesss stool further reduces use of visual space.
Handcrafted glass tiles in a barrel- vaulted ceiling make this kitchen unique and artistic.
Handcrafted glass tiles in a barrel- vaulted ceiling make this kitchen unique and artistic. This orange galley kitchen situated at the end of a room was made to look spacious because of its ceiling. The glossy finish of the cabinets further illuminate the room by reflecting the light coming from the light fixture.
This kitchen could use a ceiling fan if desired. See our gallery of 23 Kitchens With Ceiling Fans.
 The tiling in ceiling of this kitchen is exquisite.
The tiling in ceiling of this kitchen is exquisite. The chandelier reduce the visual space that the vaulted ceiling created. The rustic charm was achieved through the wooden kitchen island, wooden chairs, and wooden cabinets with detailed paneling.
This rustic kitchen in Minneapolis enlarges the space with the vaulted ceiling.
This rustic kitchen in Minneapolis enlarges the space with the vaulted ceiling. Stainless steel counters, wooden windows, butcher block table, and vintage sconces help achieve the rustic look of this kitchen.
This white kitchen with vaulted ceiling looks spacious.
This white kitchen with vaulted ceiling looks spacious. The wooden dining table match with the wooden flooring. The light fixture on top of the dining table minimize the vastness of the visual space.
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Compact as it may seem, this seemingly spacious kitchen was achieved because of the vaulted ceiling with skylight.
Compact as it may seem, this seemingly spacious kitchen was achieved because of the vaulted ceiling with skylight. The suspended light fixtures are perfect for this kitchen abundant with natural light. The stone kitchen countertop match the white and grey color scheme of this house with open floor plan.
Winter white wall lined with white cabinets , paired with a grey dining table and white chairs complement each other in this vaulted-ceiling kitchen.
Winter white wall lined with white cabinets , paired with a grey dining table and white chairs complement each other in this vaulted-ceiling kitchen. Stainless steel oven and gas range occupy this room while the brown wooden flooring add texture. Not to miss in this arrangement is the stylish large light fixture.
Vaulted ceiling and skylight both provide an airy atmosphere to this sophisticated kitchen.
 Vaulted ceiling and skylight both provide an airy atmosphere to this sophisticated kitchen. This U- shaped kitchen has extensive storage provided by the cabinets on its walls. The gas range and ventilation system are both painted in white to complement the color scheme of this room.
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The slant in the roofing make this room feel larger than it is.
The slant in the roofing make this room feel larger than it is. The white wall match the rich brown cabinets while the wooden ceiling complement the white and brown color scheme of the kitchen. The skylight help provide natural light in this room.
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Black has been known to make a space look compact while white makes a room look larger.
Black has been known to make a space look compact while white makes a room look larger. A balance was achieved here through the use of vaulted ceiling with numerous skylights. The light fixture reduced the visual space created by the vaulted ceiling. The rectangular kitchen island also serve as a bar.
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This rustic mediterranean kitchen has a barrel-vaulted ceiling which provides space for hot air.
This rustic mediterranean kitchen has a barrel-vaulted ceiling which provides space for hot air. The uniquely- designed cabinets, the wooden stools, the wooden flooring all complement each other to make a cohesive look.
The barrel- vaulted ceiling in this kitchen is a work of art.
The barrel- vaulted ceiling in this kitchen is a work of art. Heavy with details, the ceiling provides ample space for vintage items to be displayed on top of the kitchen cabinets. The wooden kitchen island perfectly match the wooden flooring. The lush wooden stools add femininity to this kitchen while the detailed paneling of cabinets add texture to the visual experience.
 Detail and texture are some of the favorites in this kitchen.Detail and texture are some of the favorites in this kitchen. The details in the rib vaulted ceiling complement the details in the metal stools. Even the kitchen underside has detailing. The light fixture though small is just perfect for the rib vaulted ceiling.
The tiling on the vaulted ceiling of this kitchen is a work of art.
The tiling on the vaulted ceiling of this kitchen is a work of art. The chandelier reduce the visual space. Down below, the vase accentuate the kitchen island and the upholstered stools add texture. The backsplash of the kitchen complement the white cabinetry.
Shades of brown dominate this kitchen.
Shades of brown dominate this kitchen. The glossy finish of the countertop match the glossy finish of the marble tiles. Reflecting the light coming from the pin lights, the decorative marble tile flooring complement the one color barrel-vaulted ceiling.
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The barrel vaulted ceiling is interesting but its lighting is equally interesting.The barrel vaulted ceiling is interesting but its lighting is equally interesting. Installed to reduce the vast space created by the barrel- vaulted ceiling, the light fixture was made into a storage space saver with the use of a hook. Truly a craftsman kitchen, PVC pipes are in the underside of the kitchen island which can serve as a wine rack.

See also our gallery of 55 Kitchen Islands with a Wine Rack.
The vaulted ceiling commands attention with its vastness yet it adds more visual interest with the painting on it.
The vaulted ceiling commands attention with its vastness yet it adds more visual interest with the painting on it.Painted blue skies and houses complement the rustic charm of this kitchen while the sophisticated black stool add more detail to this kitchen.
Large traditional kitchen is made to look more spacious than it already is with the vaulted ceiling.
Large traditional kitchen is made to look more spacious than it already is with the vaulted ceiling. The exposed beams add visual interest while down below, the long and large kitchen island also serve as a kitchen bar.
This large rectangular kitchen island could pair up with a large rectangular coffee table in a living room. See our gallery of 10 Stylish Large Rectangular Coffee Tables.
Exposed beams add visual interest to this already spacious kitchen with vaulted ceiling.
Exposed beams add visual interest to this already spacious kitchen with vaulted ceiling. The stainless steel fridge match the white cabinetry of this kitchen. Skylight and floor to ceiling windows allow natural light to fill this room.
This kitchen of geometric shapes benefited from the vaulted ceiling.
This kitchen of geometric shapes benefited from the vaulted ceiling. Aside from the bright and airy atmosphere, the kitchen also has a vibrant color scheme. The two- tier kitchen island allow preparation and serving of food.
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The compact L-shaped kitchen is made to look more spacious with vaulted ceiling.
The compact L-shaped kitchen is made to look more spacious with vaulted ceiling. The suspended light fixture reduced the visual space and make this area more beautiful. Open shelving is at the top of the sink while cabinets fill the area beside the sink.
Even though the ceiling is not too high, the vaulted ceiling still added visual space.
Even though the ceiling is not too high, the vaulted ceiling still added visual space. The texture created by the cabinets and flooring match the creamy brown palette of this kitchen. The four-seater dining table is perfect for this compact kitchen.
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