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Should I buy a house with 7’3” ceilings?

2 months ago
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Im struggling with whether or not to buy an 1890’s cottage (2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath) in Rhode Island. It has an absolutely fabulous large mature garden, and seems like a decent price.

The layout is a simple rectangle with two bedrooms, one bath upstairs immediately above a living room, dining room and powder room downstairs. Kitchen is off to one side. My dilemma - the ceilings of the living room and dining room are only 7’3”. Should i pass? Ive looked into removing the ceiling plaster and exposing the beams, but I'm unsure if i’ll get enough height doing that (8 inches might be the most) and whether or not it will look too rough.

Anyone face a similar issue? ive attached a photo of the thickness of the second floor

any and all opinions welcome! thank you!

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