slope ceiling vs raised c

Mark:
MC> my mom is adding 2 rooms to her house and the architect has drawn a MC> plan which calls for a 9' coffer ceiling. MC> one contractor says that a slope ceiling is better while the other MC> says that a raised ceiling is better. Depends on how much is sloped/indented. If a lot of sloped area the room will look a little tunnel-like. Have a 1-story house; the Computer Room is upstairs with the sloped option (due to the roofline). The bottom of the slope is at about 5' in the main section. Hard to put up pictures, etc. I know your slope isn't going to be that much.
MC> the raised ceiling will look something like this: MC> MC> ---------------- MC> __I I__ <--- this is the ceiling; it doesn't have MC> a slope MC> | | MC> | | <---- this is the wall MC> I would probably go with this option. Might consider putting indirect lighting at the bottom of where the "I" line is -- if fluorescent need the correct type of dimmer; the usual incandescent dimmer will not work properly.
MC> one contractor says that with the raised ceiling, she can put crown MC> molding around the ceiling but with the slope you can' t do much so it MC> won't look as nice. but another contractor says that slope ceiling MC> will make the rooms look more spacious. The junctions with the sloped par of the ceiling in here are noticeably wavey BUT it definately was not a professional job. The vertical walls are fine AFAICT (wallpapered) but the slope and ceiling are amateurish. As the contractor indicated, cannot use crown molding.
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Unless this room is a kitchen, I'd go with rope light, not flourescent.
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