Have a small 5x9 bathroom without natural light. Want to add a skylight. Before I go the typical skylight shaft route, what is everyones thoughts about removing the ceiling for a vaulted look?
The roof is conventionally framed 2x6 ceiling and roof rafters, no trusses. the 5-foot portion of the bath is along the back wall of the house, the 9-foot is the depth of the bath and also the direction the ceiling joists run. Looks like I would need to remove 3 joists. We are zone 5, so there are snow loads and a thicker insulation requirement
Is removing these 3 joists possible without a bunch of extra structural framing? I dont want ridge, bowed or cracked walls years down the road. Should I forget the vaulted idea and go with a traditional shaft? Any other thoughts or options on a unique skylight shaft or ceiling design for this small space?
Thanks in advance!