Amazing double-height spaces to set your imagination soaring

double height kitchen diner in barn conversion
(Image credit: Mark Ashbee)

Double-height spaces add drama, a wonderful sense of spaciousness (even in smaller homes) and instant character in any house they grace. 

The types of ceiling used in the design of a house have the power to completely change the look and feel of a space and as such need to be carefully considered to ensure they are right for that particular property and that they really are making the most of it. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.