My husband and I just purchased our first home and love it! The problem?... the ceilings are only 7 feet tall and my husband is 6'5' so showering is an issue. We have 2 full baths and hate the upstairs one so we plan on remodeling. I would like to give him more head room in the shower... we have a full attic. Is it possible to raise the ceiling in the shower? We want to do ll the work ourselves and hope that we will be able to do this project. we would appreciate any advice on this matter. Please help!
It depends. We'd need more information to determine if you could cut into your attic to raise the ceiling in your bathroom.
Roof structure - trusses or rafter/joist? Roof trusses can't be modified or cut, ceiling joists can with proper restructuring.
Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.
My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
IMHO this is not a DIY project, unless you have a full assortment of power tools and a lot of experience. Doesn't sound like you have the experience.
7' ceilings are non-standard in most codes and not a good choice for your husband. My study ceiling is only 7' but I am under 6' and growing shorter all the time! The rest of the house has 9' ceilings minimum.
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