Soaring to New Heights

Being a Minneapolis Historic Home Specialist, I am used to seeing ceiling heights of homes from 10 – 12 feet high. The high ceilings not only showed some grandeur in certain homes, but also helped with air flow and gave relief from warm weather since air conditioning did not exist.

Now home builders are hearing from consumers that they want high ceilings back. Many luxury home owners have two story family rooms, but now kitchens, libraries, and bedrooms are reaching above 10 feet as well.
We have been looking for a home as most of you know and like the option builders are offering to put 9 foot ceilings in the home. Not only for the main floors, but builders are doing it for basements as well. Now we don’t have to feel so cramped! The National Association of Home Builders predicts that most new construction homes will have 9 foot ceilings on the first floor by 2015.

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