The quality of life is affected by many factors. One of them is internal comfort from being in the room. It is known that claustrophobia - the fear of closed or tight spaces - is considered one of the most common pathological fears. As a rule, we are talking about increasing the sense of anxiety in a small-sized or enclosed space - for example, an elevator or a pantry. However, the height of the room also has a certain effect: the ceilings can be emotionally "pressed" into the floor, causing a person a feeling of depression and insecurity.
For the optimal existence of any, including the human body, it is necessary to observe certain ergonomic conditions, including fresh air, natural light and a comfortable moisture regime. They directly depend on the size of the room in which a person spends a significant part of his time. It is important not only how many square meters, but also how many cubic meters of air you surround. The more free space, the more comfortable you feel. If you use the ideal proportions of the "golden section", in a room measuring 20 square meters, the ceiling height should exceed 3.2 meters.
The first optimal value of the height of the ceiling of the living room - 2.7 meters - was calculated by the German painter and graphic artist Albrecht Durer in the 15th century. To date, the minimum ceiling height for comfortable living is 2.4 meters. At present, in Russia, the average ceiling height in an apartment in new buildings usually ranges from 2.5 to 2.7 meters. In newly constructed buildings belonging to the segment of elite housing, this figure exceeds 3 meters. Recently, proposals have begun to appear with high ceilings for the general public, but few developers are ready to sacrifice the profitability of the project for the convenience of residents. Ceilings above 3 meters are also found either in public buildings - kindergartens, schools, hospitals, or in apartments of the Stalin era.
Foreign studies prove that the impact of children is influenced by a variety of factors. Among them, and the height of the ceilings: the higher it is, the better the performance of schoolchildren
According to the study of the Urban Group, the most comfortable ceiling height in the apartment is from three meters and above. "If you count the amount of cubic meters of air, it turns out that in lofts with ceilings of 3.6 meters, the total air volume by 45% exceeds the standard apartment. Live in apartments with ceilings 2.5 or 3.6 meters - it’s about the same as flying economy or business class. However, there are several differences: in an apartment you live constantly, and how often fly on an airplane? .. At the same time, if a plane ticket in a business class is at least twice as expensive as an economy variant, then the price of highflix, that is, apartments with high ceilings, differs only by 10-12% of the cost of standard housing, "- noted the PR director of the company Urban Group, Yana Maksimova.
High ceilings increase the total volume of the room. This plays an important role in raising the level of air quality, as the oxygen supply for each person increases. And even in difficult conditions, when airing is impossible or limited, a favorable microclimate is maintained - the concentration of dust, impurities and carbon dioxide is significantly reduced. Accordingly, a person easily breathes, and by the end of the day does not suffer from a headache - a constant "companion" of people who spend a long time in stuffy rooms.
Visual hygiene is also directly related to the height of the living space. At higher ceilings, the lighting devices are located at a comfortable level, the light is more diffuse and reflected. This leads to a decrease in the tension of the nervous system and the maintenance of working capacity. Sunlight, in particular ultraviolet rays, contribute to the growth and development of the child’s body. They reduce the risk of spread of infectious diseases and provide the formation of vitamin D, which affects the formation of bone tissue and strengthening of the bone system as a whole.
As a rule, a person is more comfortable in a spacious apartment and from a psychological point of view. Great space, the absence of any restrictions was historically characteristic of the royal people and their approximate. A high ceiling is an open message for a high status, a demonstration of unlimited freedom. In the royal chambers, the ceiling height often exceeded 5 meters. Later, in the Soviet era, the ceiling height in elite houses was also at least 3 meters. So, for example, in the first specially designed for the state "top" of the famous House on the Embankment, a ceiling height of 4 meters was provided.
Total: when and if you have a choice in which housing to settle, other things being equal, you should choose a housing with high ceilings.