DALLAS, Feb. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Marcus Hiles, Dallas' prominent real estate expert, believes that knowing a property's cubic footage – the total of a room's length times width times height – is important as it gives the most in-depth understanding of the potential for an apartment or townhome to cater satisfaction to renters. "Ceiling height creates ambience in a living space," notes the CEO of Western Rim Property Services. His high-end apartment homes feature ten-foot ceilings, creating the right balance of spaciousness and comfort.
According to Marcus Hiles, Dallas residents find that the extra 24 inches of height delivers value across a broad spectrum. "Decorating options increase, such as the ability to mount window treatments above casings or add valances," he states. Architectural features like built-in ledges serve to showcase plants and display family heirlooms. Taller pieces of furniture and artwork placed higher on walls create visual interest, as do taller lamps, floral arrangements, and other decorative touches. Ten-foot ceilings also add to a room's comfort level when entertaining friends and family members. "Guests don't feel cramped and air circulates more freely," explains Hiles. He says that 10-foot ceilings deliver the best of both worlds from an acoustical standpoint, avoiding the cacophony of a room with less cubic footage and the echo chamber created by a space with vaulted ceilings. Similarly, the room height in Marcus Hiles' Dallas properties helps regulate temperatures. Rooms with less volume are inclined to be stuffy during both summer and winter. Because heat rises, those with 18-foot ceilings typically use exponentially more energy to cool and heat the space. In contrast, apartments with 10-foot ceilings have greater energy efficiency and have space to incorporate ceiling fans.