Removing the attic from a 1 and 1/2 story house. Where are the ceiling joists?
My Wife and I are moving into a new house and we want to know if it would be feasible to remove the attic floor to give the second floor master bedroom more vertical space. We want to know if this can be done without major architectural changes (i.e. removing ceiling joists and reinforcing the framing).
The big question is the location of the ceiling joists. In a 1 1/2 story home, do the ceiling joists reside between the first floor and second floor, or do they reside between the second floor and attic??
If the attic is floored off on collar ties, will removing a few of them compromise the integrity of the house?
Here is a more detailed description of the House.
Built in 1928, its a side gabled house with a high pitched roof supported by rafters (not trusses). Im not sure of the distance between the rafters, The attic is about 6'3'' at its tallest, but the slope is so steep making it unattractive for finishing.
Im happy to give more information, we actually move into the house in two weeks so I can give a better description then.