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 the 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.
- 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.
- 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 allow you to furnish your home with grand light fixtures as space allows it. Large pendant lighting makes a room stylish.
How would you know if the vaulted ceiling is for you?
Ask yourself the following questions.
- Do you have an attic? If yes, is it framed with rafters?
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
Here is another image where you can see the difference among vaulted ceilings.
This is why a structural engineer is the best to work on vaulted ceilings because it requires advanced skills.
- reinforcing framing, removing ceiling joists
- moving and adding wiring
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 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.
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.
Marked with artistry and skill, this kitchen is definitely beautiful because of its ceiling. The details and the careful choice of the painting are exquisite. The cabinetry is also marvelous.
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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.
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.
This rustic wooden kitchen is paired with a white vaulted ceiling that makes a perfect combination. This kitchen houses maple cabinets, white countertop, light yellow walls, and hardwood floor. Truly, vaulted ceilings make space look larger.
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 matches the tonal warmth that the wooden flooring provides.
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.
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.
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.
White vaulted ceiling adds 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.
This small one-wall kitchen looked bigger because of the vaulted ceiling. Black table set, built-in stainless steel fridge, and the black dining table can be found in this cozy kitchen.
This spacious white kitchen looked even larger because of the white vaulted ceiling. The suspended pendant light fixture reduces the space created by the ceiling. The wooden stool with a metal frame is perfect for the white kitchen island.
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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The 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.
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 reduces the vast space created by the vaulted ceiling.
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This L- shaped kitchen has its beams as the focal point as the contrast of the wooden ceiling and its beams have contrasting colors. The red rug adds color to this kitchen.
Beautifully-designed ceiling with a skylight is the focal point of this kitchen. Three wooden stools accompany the kitchen island that matches with the wooden flooring. Equally marvelous is the two bubble-shaped light fixture.
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.
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.