Floor to ceiling height for residential house, hi guys in this article we know about floor to ceiling height for different type of room in residential house and what will be ceiling height minimum for home. And also more about minimum ceiling height in feet for each type of room like kitchen, bedroom, guest room,toilet, garage, basement & store room.
It is a fact that each room size is decided with well planed architecture engineering and made with required or minimum height of ceiling which ensures that there is proper ventilation, lights facility (sunlight), good looking environment and comfortable living inside the room.
Standard size and height of the different rooms like kitchen, guest room, bedroom and others in the house vary depending upon location of the house, climatic condition of environment or it varies from country to country as per their local house bye-laws and regulation of Municipal authority
However, if there is no any significant rule to follow contractors and development by public and private sector tend to reduce the size of dwellings being developed. Bye-law of local Municipal authority for minimum height of ceiling and room size standards allows well planned and systematic construction of residential house and towns, and that provide proper utilization of space.
Let us now try to understand human being height in different position in house. Before deciding the floor to ceiling height minimum, we try to understand human height in different positions in a room. Consider the average human height is around 5 feet 6 inches. But when we raise our hand in upward direction towards ceiling, let it will be increasing 1 feet, so total height of human being with raised hand around 6 feet 6 inch maximum. So, considering this fact the minimum height of the ceiling will be decided.
Floor to ceiling height minimum in feet
Let us discuss floor to ceiling height and minimum ceiling height for home, As we know that the height of door is about 7 feet for all doors in the house. Each door of the house must have a minimum height of 7 feet. This is because of the fact that human average height is about 5 feet 6 inch feet and when we raise our hand in upward towards ceiling is about 6 feet 6 inches. So, there will be 6 inch gap between our raised hand and door frame bottom of the top frame.
In civil practice, Architects and civil engineers keep the floor to ceiling height approx 10 feet in most cases. Again let’s try to understand this fact also.
Total floor to roof slab top height is about 10 feet. Consider thickness of slab 6 inch,deducting the thickness of the roof slab,it will be 10 feet _ 6 inch = 9 feet 6 inches.
consider fan hanging from the bottom face of roof slab that is ceiling is about 1.5 feet downward side and when any men raise its hand toward ceiling straight is height becomes 6 feet 6 inch, so total height will be 6.5 feet + 1.5 feet = 8 feet.
So, the gap remains between men with raised hand and bottom of the ceiling fan will be = 9.5 feet – 8 feet = 1.5 feet. And considering other factor 6 inch ducted in final gap because some men have height more than 5.5 feet,so gap between ceiling fan and men height with raised hand = 1.5 feet _ 0.5 feet = 1 feet.
Therefore from the above fact, we can find that the floor to ceiling height should be minimum approx 9.5 feet for any good habitable room in residential home.
Floor to ceiling height for Bath room and toilet
Generally, bath room and toilet W/C is about 1 to 1.5 feet sunken below the roof slab. So, if total floor to ceiling height is about 9 feet 6 inches then gap left below will be around 9.5 feet _ 1.5 feet = 8 feet
Therefore, the Minimum Ceiling height for bath room,toilet and W/C sunken slab should be 8 feet.
Minimum floor to ceiling height for various Rooms in House
● 1) Living Room/Drawing Room:
The living room of any house is a place or area where the homeowners and their family members children gather together to spend better time. Children are playing,entertaining. It is an area designed for recreation but also for entertainment, space where guests are welcomed whey visit. The living room also termed as drawing-room.
The minimum floor to ceiling height for the living room from the top of floor to bottom of the ceiling should be not less than 2.75m or 9.5 feet.
In the case of an air-conditioned room, the minimum height of ceiling should not less than 2.4 m or 7 feet 8 inches measured from the top of the floor to the lowest point of AC duct or the false ceiling should be provided.
● 2) Kitchen:
Kitchen are used for coocking food, well maintained kitchen should be essential part of our home. kitchen is the most important and essential room in any house because it is the center of your family’s day-to-day living. Everyone’s day starts in your kitchen with a cup of coffee or energizing breakfast to start your day. Kitchen space used to make meals for your family in your kitchen and probably even eat in your kitchen.
As the kitchen area is a continuously used area of any house, its ceiling height should not be less than 2.75m or 9 feet 6 inches.
● 3) Bed Room:
A bedroom of any house is one of a private room where people usually sleep for the night or relax during the day. It is estimated that humans spent are one-third life by sleeping and most of the time we are asleep, we are sleeping in a bedroom.
The minimum ceiling height of the bedroom should not less than 2.75 m or 9 feet 6 inches measure from floor to the bottom of the ceiling.
● 4) Store Room:
The Store Room sometimes attached to the kitchen is the place for storing grains, foodstuff and/or junk in the house for their ready availability and use in an emergency.
The minimum ceiling height of the Storeroom should not less than 2.3 m or 7 feet 6 inches measured from top tiles to the bottom of the ceiling.
● 5) Bath and Water Closet:
It is an area sometimes attached toiled and often a bathtub and a shower.
The minimum ceiling height of the bath and Toilet should not less than 2.3 m or 7 feet 6 inches measured from top tiles to the bottom of the ceiling.
● 6) Garage:
It is a place where house owner vehicle repaired, perked, serviced and also used for storing used parts and accessories of the vehicle.
The minimum ceiling height of the garage should not be less than 7 feet 6 inches.
● 7) Minimum Ceiling Height Basement:
The minimum ceiling height of the basement should be at least 7 feet to 10 feet.
● conclusion :- minimum floor to ceiling height is kept at least 9 feet 6 inch.
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