Creating a Cathedral Ceiling

Reference Number: KB-00160
Last Modified: September 19, 2023

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite


Is it possible to create a room with a ceiling that follows the pitch of the roof?

Open kitchen area with a cathedral ceiling


A ceiling that follows the underside of the roof is sometimes referred to as a cathedral ceiling, and can be created by disabling the flat ceiling setting within a room specification dialog.

To create a cathedral ceiling

  1. Launch Home Designer and Open the plan in which you would like to create a cathedral ceiling.

  2. Using the Select Objects tool, click inside of a room you want to have a cathedral ceiling, and select the Open Object edit button.

  3. On the Structure panel of the Room Specification dialog, uncheck Flat Ceiling Over This Room, then click OK to close the dialog and apply your change.

    In Home Designer 2024 and newer versions, flat ceilings can also be removed by selecting a room and clicking on the Turn Off Ceiling edit tool.

    Uncheck Flat Ceiling Over This Room located on the Structure panel of the Room Specification dialog

  4. Create a Camera view of your design to see that the view of that room will now show the underside of the roof, rather than flat ceiling planes.

Note: In Home Designer Pro, you can create a vaulted ceiling using custom ceiling planes that do not match the pitch or shape of the roof above.