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House Plans with Cathedral Ceilings

When you want drama, check out cathedral ceiling house plans. A soaring, vaulted ceiling that peaks in the middle draws the eye up and makes any space feel much bigger, especially Affordable House Plans with smaller square footage.

Many different spaces can feature a cathedral ceiling, from a great room to a master suite. Family rooms with cathedral ceilings create the feeling of a grand gathering space for the whole family to hang out. If the ceiling features exposed beams or decorative details, you can't help but gaze up...and up...and up. It's a smart technique to make a small space seem bigger. Building on a budget? Choose a plan with smaller square footage and soaring ceilings. If the family room flows into the kitchen, this also contributes to the feeling of spaciousness.

Some home plans with cathedral ceilings also include lofts or second-floor balconies. These allow people upstairs to get a good view of what's going on downstairs. A-frame homes and other types of Vacation House Plans often feature a layout like this. Lofts can be used for reading, studying, watching movies, playing, or even sleeping. Let the kids play up here while the adults unwind downstairs with a glass of wine around the fireplace.

When the vaulted cathedral ceiling is located in the master suite, it makes your bedroom feel like a special retreat. With a grand ceiling, a big dramatic bed (perhaps a four-poster for extra flair) fits in perfectly. Add in a fireplace and a comfy chair or two, and you've got a quiet oasis of calm.

Explore the homes in this collection to add striking style to your life.