Orange County, California
High volume ceiling has been converted to a new open loft bonus room. Open curved railing to match existing was installed for the perfect finished look, like it was always there. Open loft additions allow the natural sunlight to flow into the hallway areas as before. This is why open loft bonus rooms are so popular.
Orange County, Tustin, California
Turning your high ceiling into a new room means carefully considering all the corners and connections. This is especially true when your home has unique angles, curved stairway features and a vaulted ceiling. This unique high ceiling conversion was designed in 3D so that visual design decisions could be made.
High ceiling room addition in the vaulted space is converted from wasted space to useful space in 3 weeks.
NEW COFFER CEILING BELOW
Turning your high ceiling into a new room is an architectural challenge. Making sure everything comes out right is critical to maintaining the value of your home. That's why you should only trust your home to an experienced expert.
Railing is part of the job. Here's a few loft additions and one deck that show the different types of glass railing available. These jobs were all part of our contract service for our client.
Glass Channel Rail
This is railing that sits in a channel. No posts. Glass is secured within the channel.
Post to Post Glass Rail
A different look from channel glass, post to post has panels that are secured in place with backets.
Stand Off Glass Rail Supports
This deck railing can easily be install inside in the loft addition as well. Stand off connection secure the railing to the side floor beam structure.
Come back to see stand off railing being installed in a loft addition in Eastvale, California in fall 2021.
High ceiling conversion by the best in the industry.
Mission Viejo, California. Loft addition over entryway appears narrow. This high ceiling conversion shows how you should never under estimate the amount of living space that is hovering over your head.
At first glance in the "before" picture, this hallway appears quite narrow. However, after the conversion, the use of space is highly functional as a home office within a mini home library.
The ceiling was kept higher over the entry by having a few steps up to the new functional space.
Truplans 3D design process is for every project. We can show you your options so you can easily visualize the outcome. These 3D graphics were created to help the client choose between having columns or no columns across the face of the new open loft. The high ceiling over the family room will be filled in to create a new home theater with open railing to the "open to below" space that will remain over the living room and dining room.
BELOW: with columns
BELOW: without columns
Curved stairwells are a specialty in our design. Sometimes we need to create corners, angles and straight lines, and other times we find that curving the new loft addition is needed to optimize the design. Here's a few pictures of one of our curved floor system designs. This high ceiling conversion was in Newport Beach, California.
Trabuco Canyon, California
High ceiling over entryway was converted to a loft addition/office. Never under estimate how a very small space can make a big difference. The space was custom crafted and is highly functional as a new home office. The loft features a curved low wall with a rail cap.
Even a ceiling that is not fully two stories high all the way around can become useful space. These are called vaulted ceilings. A vaulted ceiling can be converted to new inhabitable living space. There are specific building code requirements that need to be considered especially related to minimum ceiling heights. This project in Northridge, California shows before and after views.
Many of the high ceiling conversation you see on our sites and in our galleries are large volume ceilings. What about houses with vaulted ceilings? Can a loft addition be built under the sloped roof? Actually, yes they can. Many times the ceiling is high enough even at the lowest end to be able to create a function room.
However, when the ceiling is too low a feature can be added that won't necessarily break the bank. It's called a dormer. The combination of a loft addition with a dormer can be an affordable solution to gaining more functional living space under that angled ceiling line.
On the outside we raise a portion of the roof to "pop up" with either a new gable or shed style roof. This gives you full height ceilings out to the new windows.
This is what is looks like on the inside. Without the dormer this loft would not be as light or large. You can see the old ceiling line on the flanks.
Adding a dormer built in combination with the high ceiling conversion (loft addition) can be a great solution when the vaulted ceiling line is just not giving you the head room and space you desire.
Below: The new flat ceiling line shown here with a coffered (tray) ceiling normalize the space below.
Converted high ceiling into new bedroom addition over the entry. Existing loft and adjacent high ceiling space to be converted to new bedroom.
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