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Found out all my ceiling are about 7"5 inches! Is that terrible?

Found out all my ceiling are about 7"5 inches! Is that terrible?

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Old 02-19-18, 01:28 AM
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Found out all my ceiling are about 7"5 inches! Is that terrible?

I just assumed they were all 8 feet, but upon measuring with a tape measure all my ceilings in this 1971 built house are about 7' and 5".

Has anyone ever seen ceilings at this height?
 
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Old 02-19-18, 02:33 AM
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Yep...have seen them at 7ft, normally in pantrys, laundry rooms, added bathrooms, or leading to additions. Not in every room though. But then, I haven't lived in many places of that era.
 
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If I remember correctly most of the ceilings in my house are 7'4" While 8' is the norm the only requirement is that the ceiling height be a minimum of 7'.
 
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That height became very common after the Arab Oil Boycott of 1973 to conserve energy.
 
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My first house, in a bedroom community north of Seattle, had 7'6" ceilings. After I redid the floors and added a tile ceiling it dropped to about 7'4". Never caused a bit of difficulty. The house was built in 1953.
 
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Absolutely normal. Why would you even question it?
 
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I agree that 8' is a more common height but 7'6" can be done. There was a big condo project at the beach that had to be on stilts for flood protection but zoning restrictions limited the maximum height of the building. They couldn't make the units three stories tall if they had 8' ceilings so they all have really low ceilings.
 
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Thanks all! I don't feel so bad now. It's a small house (900sf) and is easy to heat!
 
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