BIG decision today. We are going to raise the ceiling 2' and vault it at a 3.5:12 pitch. This is a very big change from what we were originally planning. After talking with our structural engineer we found that for a fraction more $ we can add to the dramatic experience in the main room. This also means we get to have 8' doors! The additional cost of the taller doors was surprisingly minimal...about $1k more total. The change is significant enough that we need a permit revision approved by the city which I took care of already. So, instead of retrofitting existing roof framing we will be taking off the whole roof and re-framing with new trusses.