Originally Posted by famtwp
the bed is 120 year old 4 poster bed that is 8 1/2 feet tall. I understand that the part of the new ceiling up against the wall of the house will have to be sloped to conform to the roof, but it seems that you could take the sheetrock off and rejoist a foot higher. I have seen a ceiling raised in a kitchen before and just do not know how how much it would cost.
Raising ceilings is done all the time with stick framing. You have to see if this is stick framed or trussed roof.
No one here can even come close to telling you what it would cost. You have to get a contractor over there to see what kind of roof it it(stick frame or truss) and if it's stick framed, you have to see what's above it....wires, plumbing, hvac.....etc.
Raising a ceiling also needs to be calculated by an Architect or Engineer so that you know how high you can raise it depending on what size rafters there are and the span and pitch of the roof, snow load ....etc.
You might have 2x6's for rafters and after you have determined the height of the ceiling, you will have to fir down the bottom of the 22x6's for insulation purposes. In my area we have to have a minimum of 2x8's for cathedral rafters.