If you’re building a new custom home, you may be considering whether to go with a low or high ceiling design. A higher ceiling height can provide a sense of luxury and freedom that smaller spaces lack. The list below features several advantages you can experience with high ceilings.

4 Advantages of High Ceilings in a New Custom Home

1. Natural Light

Higher ceilings usually mean more windows and more natural light. Sunshine can add a beautiful atmosphere to rooms and make the space feel warmer. Natural light has a positive psychological effect on the mind and body and has been linked to lower rates of depression.

2. Energy Efficient During Summer

New Custom HomesWarm air rises, so the higher your ceilings, the cooler the lower levels will be in your home. It may be easier to cool your home during summer, and with ceiling fans and proper ventilation, you can experience amazing energy efficiency when hot air is expelled through the ceiling vents. You will use less electricity which will result in lower utility bills during summer.

3. Increased Resale Value

House appraisers typically place a larger resale value on homes with vaulted or high ceilings. The feature is a big draw for potential home buyers who want larger living spaces. The additional overhead space makes home buyers feel like they are getting more home for their money, even though the ceiling space is largely unusable.

4. Design Versatility

If you’re a fan of interior design, the decorative lighting possibilities are endless with high ceilings. You can choose contemporary or retro chandeliers, pendant lights, or hanging art installations that complement your home décor.


If you’re in the market for a new custom home or a remodel of your existing home, contact the professionals at Doyle Construction in Fort Dodge, IA. Their experienced contractors work with clients through every step of the home remodel or design process to ensure clients are more than satisfied with the final construction. Their team also installs septic tanks, Pella® replacement windows, and provides emergency excavation services. To schedule a consultation, call (515) 955-3894 or visit them online.