The vaulted ceiling is a popular feature and the most-often requested design element when building a post and beam or partial post and beam home. There are several reasons the vaulted ceiling remains at the top of a timber frame Most-Popular list.
Vaulted Ceilings Add Natural Light
Vaulted ceilings often mean at least one wall is going to feature windows. A wall of windows affords natural light, bring the outdoors in, and adds a unique visual feature to the space.
Vaulted Ceilings Create Sense of Space
Vaulted ceilings give even the smallest rooms an added sense of space. Combine a high ceiling with a wall of windows and you have a roominess not achievable in a non-vaulted space.
Vaulted Ceilings Afford Architectural Interest
There is a Wow-factor vaulted ceilings provide by their very existence. Add a stunning post and beam timber frame to the mix and you have a space that draws the eye every time. Living in a Yankee Barn with vaulted ceilings I can attest whenever someone new walks into our home, it is fun to watch the awe that comes over their face when seeing our barn house. Their eyes are always drawn upward as they enter our great room.
Timbered Vaulted Ceilings Are Strong
Along with the visual effects of a timbered vaulted ceiling comes the structural strength of a post and beam home. Yankee Barn Homes has heard a number of stories about strong winds, heavy snow, even earthquakes that our post and beam homes have withstood. The best story is probably this one: https://yankeebarnhomes.com/2018/07/19/durability-of-a-yankee-barn-home-is-tested/