would it look weird if indoor ceiling height is .3m higher than the alfresco? Need your advice if we should just do 3m ceiling outdoors as well.
Is there a particular reason you want to lower the alfresco height ? If I had to make a choice , I'd almost prefer to go for 2.7 indoors , 3 metre alfresco , because thats where you want that open feeling , the luxury of space and height , moreso in in an alfresco .
As far as being noticed , the only time it wouldn't be too noticable ( IMO ) is if the alfresco floor was lower than the house level -- if you step 'outside' through a standard or sliding door , and the roof feels lower , I suspect you would notice it . That , afterall , is why you go for a 3 metre inside height , to feel open and spacious .
I doubt anyone would even notice. I’ll prob end up with similar.
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Most eaves for houses with pitched, tiled roofs have an eave line at a lower height than the ceiling and most people don't realize it until it is pointed out. Often internally there is about 300mm between the top of the window and the ceiling (depending on the pitch of the roof), and externally the eave line is just above the top of the window. Nobody would ever notice, but if you have the option (such as a flat roof over both) then a 3000mm high ceiling in the alfresco will always feel better.
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thanks all. It's more of a budget than anything and we just later thought about the alfresco not increased. the rest of the house is 2.7m just the main living, dining and kitchen are 3m high which in the future may be coffered. And the Alfresco has a bit of a step down so I probably would notice it at first then forget. 😁 i saw some designs where they have raked ceilings inside and the Alfresco remained 2.7m so, I'm not too worried now.
If anything , if you have an area that is 'spacious' with 3 metre ceilings , then you step down to an Alfresco with a 2.7 metre height , it will feel more like 2.4 metres in comparison . The only 'bonus' would be that when you enter from the Alfresco , you will step up and the ceiling will effectively be about 600mm higher ( depending on step height ) , so will feel even more spacious , but I'm still inclined to think that will make the alfresco seem more cramped by comparison .
I agree with Pottsy about maybe preferring "2.7 indoors, 3 metre alfresco".
Seems to me that has a practical advantage as well in that you pay to heat/cool interior space so it reduces that expense.