Creating a Cathedral Ceiling


Reference Number: KB-00160
Last Modified: October 8, 2019

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials



QUESTION

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

Open living area with a cathedral ceiling


ANSWER

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.

    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 a flat ceiling plane.

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.