Eight Benefits of Vaulted Ceilings in a Home

When you walk into a home’s foyer, great room, family room and possibly the master bedroom, you might hear the words describing the area as “vaulted ceiling”, “cathedral ceiling”, “raised ceiling” or “high ceiling”. A vaulted ceiling is defined as an arched form extruded into the third dimension used to provide a space with a ceiling or roof. To the average person, a vaulted ceiling adds beauty, sophistication, richness, and enhanced design. Vaulted ceilings are considered any ceiling that is higher than the standard 8′-10′ ceiling height.


Vaulted ceilings were used beginning centuries ago as an architectural style only in basilicas and cathedrals. The vaulted ceiling’s capacity allowed a space to visually and intangibly be larger.

Eight Benefits of Vaulted Ceilings

Vaulted ceilings are beneficial in their ability to create an airy feel in the space and make it actually look and feel more significant than it physically is. Here are some of the benefits of having a vaulted ceiling in your home:

1. Appearance
A vaulted ceiling gives a room a magnificent feeling when you walk in. The ceiling’s central high point, along with the sloping roof line, can give the room a ski lodge ambiance. A vaulted ceiling along with large windows can bring the outdoors inside, especially if you have a beautiful scenery outside.

2. Exposed Beams add Character
Ceiling beams are still very much in style. Vaulted ceilings expose, enhance, and emphasize the beams, which adds character and charm to the space.

3. Rustic Appeal
To create rustic charm, cover vaulted ceilings planks in your favorite natural wood. Due to their high positioning, the ceiling is the first place your eye goes to. Vaulted ceilings in a natural wood material give it a rustic design.

4. Open Space
Vaulted ceilings give the effect of open space. Even though the increased space exists overhead, a vaulted ceiling appears to add square footage.

5. Increased Natural Light

One of the most essential features of a vaulted ceiling is to increase the natural light into your rooms. With multiple windows and doors, more light comes through.

6. Exit for Hot Air

Hot air rises, so vaulted ceilings allow for venting unwanted hot air in a room.

7. Efficient Use of “Dead” Space

To create a vaulted ceiling, you use space from an attic, which is typically dead space.

8. Green Building Alternative

When constructed correctly, a vaulted ceiling can save energy and money, which is the theory behind building green.

Contact Georgia Home Remodeling at 678-635-5429 to discuss creating a vaulted ceiling for your home.

About Georgia Home Remodeling

Georgia Home Remodeling is a Gwinnett-based remodeling and renovation contractor company that has been serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1991. Originally created by company founder and president Chris Allen as a small painting company, GHR has since grown into a full-service custom remodeling and home renovation provider.

Georgia Home Remodeling is dedicated to providing great service and quality work at a fair price. From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous and communicative, and will always do exactly what we promise to do at the price we quoted.

We are fully licensed and insured home renovation contractor, and our diverse and experienced crews include carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialist, and HVAC professionals. Company president Chris Allen, who oversees and manages each GHR job, is also a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler.

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