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.
TRUPLANS INC # 203319
630 S. Glassell Street
Orange, California 92866