I work on an awful lot of houses each month and when I enter a house with 2700 ceiling height ,it seems that the house is so much bigger.I have to recheck my plans because I don't believe it.
I have built two houses in the last three years both with 2700 ceilings,
One house was 200m2 and the ceiling cost extra was 6K the other still being built at 240m2 ,ceiling cost extra is around 7K.
I believe higher ceilings are worth every cent,but do your own sums,I certainly wouldn't build one again without them.
I am looking at possibly building a project house to rent out and have been asked if I wanted 2.4 metre or 2.7 metre ceiling height. to be honest i hadn't given it a moments thought. Just wondering if it would make a difference to resale or rent received?
CSC2 .............. Downside: Cost, average house say 220 sq mtrs inside may cost up to $8k higher depending on how much the builder wants to rip you off plus cooling and heating requirements maybe affected.
Why is it that a builder wants to ripping you off, NOT all builders are the same so please do not put us all in the same basket.
With respect: Like car salesmen builders are out to make as much as possible on any job..........and often quote ridiculous prices............$1200 bucks to $2000 sq mtr is very good money..profits are very high....sway from the original plan design and they will rip you blind.
If your not cashing in I will be very surprised.
Examples of recent quotes I have on several projects:
Water tank installed: variance from $1750 to $7000, same specs, same tank brand and pump etc.
2700 celings: $8000 to $14200...same house design.
House quote: living 166 sq mtr, garage 42 sq mtr, verandah 54 sq mtrs...variance for the exact same home, pc values etc was $82000 from highest to lowest............
Best of luck.
All the more reason to go higher ceilings,I often see smaller houses with high ceilings and it makes them look bigger.Thanks guys the house is quite small going to be around 110m2 plus a single garage? Would that change your views on the higher ceilings or would that mean definitely go with them?