Re: Low Ceilings in Old House
You really need the advice of a structural engineer or experienced contractor that can inspect and evaluate the situation. Any structural changes may require massive changes to bring it up to current code. No being able to see the house or knowing the location, I will venture a guess it is not post and beam in which case changes could require such things as installing cross ties higher up and removing the existing ceiling, and creating a modified cathedral ceiling.
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