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Old 07-03-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Raising a dropped ceiling


We have a single-story home, built in 1962, and the ceilings are lower in both the full and half bathroom. The rest of the house is at 8ft, putting the bathrooms at 7ft. Also, the bathtub is sunken in to the floor about 6-8in, perhaps to accommodate a low ceiling?

We are about to gut and remodel the the full bath and would like to raise the ceiling/level-out the tub, but we don't know if there is a good reason the developers made these homes this way and if we should just leave it. We can touch the ceiling and when we push on it there is some flex.

Does anyone have experience with this situation? Is raising a ceiling more trouble than it's worth?
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Time to do some investigating---if accessible from the attic--find out why the ceiling is lowered---

If not--cut into the ceiling and figure out what's hiding up there---most things can be moved---air ducts ,however, are a major problem to move--cross your fingers---
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Are there fans that are vented through the exterior walls in these areas? Seems like a lot of work compared to simply going through the roof, but I have seen a few like that where this appeared to be the only rationale.
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There are no air ducts running through the space. We assumed the ceiling was lowered so steam from the shower wouldn't collect and would instead flow out through the window/door. There is fan that was installed long after the house was built so we can't find any good reason to keep it so low. My main concern is running in to a can of worms if we start cutting up the ceiling. I suppose we can just go for it and hope we don't end up with an expensive learning experience. Thanks for the feedback.
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