You would ask the person you're buying from/having build the house what the difference in price would be.
It depends on your budget and priorities. Personally, I love the look of 9' ceilings and would consider them in the next house I build. But, you do have to consider the costs(both short term and long term) of the added space.Thanks everyone for your replies. So what I'm hearing is that I should avoid 9' or higher ceilings, not only for building costs but also future costs.
Our current home is around 4800 sq. ft. finished. We just Purchased an acre of land to build. We are going downsize an want a house of around 2200 to 2400 sq. ft. The wife wants all brick, but if we decide to go with the 9' ceilings then I would have to go with partial brick.It depends on your budget and priorities. Personally, I love the look of 9' ceilings and would consider them in the next house I build. But, you do have to consider the costs(both short term and long term) of the added space.
Wow! I'm sure your home is beautiful. We plan to only have one floor with a possible bonus room above, and a full or partial unfnished basement for storage only. So that why I think the 9' ceilings would be the way to go.My sunroom I started the outside wall at 9' instead of 8'
Cathedral ceiling slopes up to about 11' - thenis flat for 4'
My Great room has an 8' outer wall & slopes up to a 12' cathedral ceiling, then flat for about 8'
Since I was doing the work the additional cost was not that much
I like the look of a cathedral ceiling vs a totally flat ceiling
If the 2nd floor is all/mostly bedrooms I'd leave those at 8'