slope ceiling vs raised ceiling

hello, my mom is adding 2 rooms to her house and the architect has drawn a plan which calls for a 9' coffer ceiling. one contractor says that a slope ceiling is better while the other says that a raised ceiling is better.
the slope ceiling will look something like this:
__________________ / \ <--- this is the ceiling with slopes. | | | | <--- this is the wall
the raised ceiling will look something like this:
---------------- __I I__ <--- this is the ceiling; it doesn't have a slope | | | | <---- this is the wall
are there advantages or disadvantages to each type? mom would like her ceiling to be about 9 ft high so that the room looks spacious. in her case the cost would be roughly the same. one contractor says that with the raised ceiling, she can put crown molding around the ceiling but with the slope you can' t do much so it won't look as nice. but another contractor says that slope ceiling will make the rooms look more spacious. the rooms are about 14x17 and 12x12.
does anyone have suggestions?
thank you in advance. mark
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yea how about a Real picture, not some Chicken scratch we are supposed to guess at, Wake up Boy . post Photos , not crap. Would an architect build on your crap ,, No.. So nobody can comment.....
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As you have discovered by talking to contractors -- it is all personal taste and opinion. Go for what YOU want not what others want you to go for.

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snipped-for-privacy@juno.com (mark charon) wrote in message

The architect deals with shapes and spaces. The contractor deals with construction. Is the argument about appearance or a technical issue? To pay a specialist and then throw out their recommendations at the suggestion of a non specialist seems a waist of money.
Tom Baker Charleston SC
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and a waste
agreed
personal preferences aside - a flat ceiling is easier to construct .... a coffered ceiling has more interest
"with" personal preference: If it were mine, I would decide on what I like most and get that built....for this reason - it is ME who has to live in the space every day - and my enjoyment of that space would be maintained best by whatever held the most visual appeal to me. I love coffered ceilings and the interesting lines of converted attic spaces.
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Steve

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