At first I was going to use the same roof pitches (2 different) but lower the ceiling about 1 foot so that the roof line is broken up a bit instead of just extending it out level with the existing roof. But now I've got the hankering to build it as a hipped roof. That way I can maintain the 8' ceiling and still break up the roof line. The hip roof will give the house a different look, currently it is a square box.
What is the most common pitch for a hip roof? I read 2/12 but I haven't found any other suggestions.
Refer to this picture for deck reference. The upper part is, of course, the one I want to roof.