3 Questions to ask yourself if you're considering a vaulted bedroom:

Vaulted bedrooms are becoming one of the most popular request we hear from people renovating their homes. They are extremely insta-worthy and take your master bedrooms to the next level. There are a few important questions that you will need to consider before to see if it's the right choice for you and your home.

First up:

1: Can you afford to lose the storage space from the loft above?

This is such a an obvious statement but so many people just completely forget about storage when renovating their homes. I mean where is the Christmas tree going to live...and the suit cases?!

We’re all for beautiful vaulted spaces, but we’re also advocates for practically in design.

"Form follows function" - this is a key design principle we design by at Uskuri Theobald Architects

Can you find clever storage solutions in other parts of the house? Is there enough space?

Or can you just vault part of the roof which leaves some of the loft for storage? Keep storage solutions in mind when reviewing your design options.

Design by Uskuri Theobald Architects. Photographer: Snook Photograph

Next up:

2: Have you allowed for the additional budget to create a vaulted space?

Vaulted rooms are gorgeous. The picture above is just a dream right?

You have to consider that they do come with additional costs. These costs include additional glazing costs and structural costs which will need to be allocated to the budget costings for a vaulted ceiling.

If you have considering vaulted an existing room then you will need to appoint a structural engineer to check the existing roof structure will enable the ceiling to be vaulted. If the existing roof structure wasn't built to accommodate the loft being vaulted then it's likely you'll need an entire new roof and structure.

An example of creating additional storage in a vaulted bedroom.

Design by Uskuri Theobald Architects. Photographer: Snook Photograph

Last question:

3: Are you ready to add value to your home?!

(Ummm yea?!)

It's simple - vaulted ceilings can add value to your home.

Rooms with vaulted ceilings tend to have larger windows, which means that natural light can more easily fill the room. This creates a more desirable living space.

They also make the rooms and your home feel bigger than it is. Which is a very clever design trick to add more value to your home.

Design & CGI: Uskuri Theobald Architects - Showing a contemporary crittall glazed vaulted option

So having asked yourself these questions - are you considering a vaulted bedroom in your home?

Let me know in the comments if you're going for it & if you have any further questions!

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