The Minimum Standard Ceiling Height for Homes

Before we start discussing about the minimum standard ceiling height for homes, it’s good to know firsthand the main function of a ceiling. In a previous post, we’ve discussed that the use of ceiling is to cover the top structure of a room, be it the first/ground floor or the upper floor rooms.

Ceiling is also used as an interior element of a room. If we are talking about the minimum standard ceiling height for homes, we obviously focus on the need and basic function of the ceiling itself.

According to FHA of the United States, the minimum standard ceiling height for homes at the very least should:

  • Not cause difficulty for the people
  • Not restrict physical movement or limit the space around furniture
  • Be free at the bottom from blocks or other unnecessary features

 

bedroom at the attic floor - Davinci Haus

example: sloped ceiling in the bedroom at the attic floor – Davinci Haus

 

Below is a table of the standard minimum ceiling height for homes (the standard ceiling height for homes in the United States):

Room CategoryHeight (cm)Characteristics
Occupied rooms232
Bathroom214
Ceiling with light(s)214
Sloped ceiling232The height is half of the room, with the lowest height no less than 150 cm
Basement (not to be occupied)207

Looking at the table above, you might think ‘why should the ceiling height so low?’ Keep in mind that those are the minimum standard ceiling height for homes. You can always make the ceiling height higher than the standard.

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