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Do You Have a Slanted Roof?

Slanted roofs can be a terror when you're trying to decorate — don't even think about placing a tall hutch or a canopy bed against a slanted wall. That is, unless you have lofty ceilings. But on the outside, slanted roofs look so pretty! And certain types of architecture (Colonial) couldn't really even exist without slanted roofs. Tell me, do you have one? Have you encountered decorating problems because of it? Or does it just affect your attic?


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WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 6 years
jessyfim jessyfim 6 years
I also have a slanted roof and I love decorating my attic because it's so different from all my other rooms. But that roof has been causing other problems. We had some leaks and called some roofing contractors for quotes. Turns out having a slanted roof makes your costs higher because it's considered a custom project... Too bad.
carolynz carolynz 7 years
Add me to the slanted roof w/ no attic club. Every room on our main level has vaulted tongue & groove pine ceilings. No issue w/ regards to stuff fitting, but adding lighting is a pita!
lms lms 7 years
I have slanted roofs, but my ceilings are vaulted. They do not affect my decorating abilities.
Asche Asche 7 years
Yup. Every room on all floors of my apartment have a very pitched roof. I hated it at first, but now I love it. It forces you to be more creative, and it really adds depth to the room.
verily verily 7 years
I have vaulted ceilings in my living room and master bedroom, but that is not quite the same thing. The slanting doesn't start until 8 or so feet up. I'm sure it will affect my A/C bill though.
SanDiegoLove SanDiegoLove 7 years
Yes, in fact the master bedroom in my house looks almost exactly like that picture. I love it except for one thing...the slanted parts near the dormer windows were textured like the ceiling and not like the rest of the walls. I'm having to bring someone in to re-plaster before I paint the room. Ugh.
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 7 years
I live on the 1st floor of my building, so no slanted ceilings for me!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i'm same as zyada - we have a vaulted ceiling in the living room which opens into the upstairs hallway but it doesn't affect anything other than it makes the upstairs super hot and look super cool
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Same here -- I have a slanted roof, and it only affects the attic.
Zyada Zyada 7 years
My living room has a slanted ceiling, but it starts at about normal ceiling height, so it doesn't really affect me much in the way of furniture or decorating.
BloodyFuFu BloodyFuFu 7 years
I grew up in a house with a slanted roof. The ceiling made it a bit difficult to fit in a bed frame, but it did make for a really nice place to hang curtains around the bed from. There are limitations, but as long as you're creative about it it's no problem.
manxy manxy 7 years
Slanted roof-yes. Slanted ceilings-no. Ex-MIL has slanted ceilings--she had dressers and other storage built into the slant. A wise use of that space.
ejr ejr 7 years
we have a slanted roof but it just affects the attic - so it's not that much of an issue since we just use that for storage
Deidre Deidre 7 years
Yup, all 3 bedrooms and the upstairs bath have some degree of slanty going on. But we live in a house that was built in 1900, so it's not unusual considering the house itself.
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