Orange County Loft Additions
Newport Beach Room Addition
THERE IS EXCITEMENT FOR THE ROOM ABOVE, CONCERNS FOR THE ROOM BELOW
Often times when someone has the need or desire to convert their high ceiling into a new room they are concerned with the new ceiling line on the first floor feeling too low. This is a normal thought and concern. You are use to seeing and "feeling" the 19 or 20 foot ceilings perhaps for a while now. All of the sudden you reduce the ceiling height by half and it changes the whole feel of the space below. Excitement for the new space above, and concern for the ceiling below.
Although, most of the time we are simply matching the existing ceiling height on the first floor and making everything normal sometimes we can do a little more. Coffer ceilings under new loft additions is a common option that adds the custom look and feel for the "remodeled" room below. The coffer is framed with a smaller floor joist in the center of the room. This means we did not lower the sides to get this effect. A coffer ceiling is usually 4-6 inches higher than the rest of the ceiling surrounding it.
Adding crown moulding is common to trim out the inner portion of the coffer. Sometimes, however, we add custom faux beams like the ones shown here. It depends on the existing architecture of the home as well as the personal taste of the homeowner adding the loft addition.