Creating a Room with a Short Ceiling or Plant Shelf Closet Effect

Reference Number: KB-03057
Last Modified: August 2, 2019

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


How do I create a room or closet with a short, flat ceiling, within a larger room such as a closet with a plant shelf?

Shelf closet in entry


Creating a room which is not full height, in a larger room with a cathedral or vaulted ceiling can be accomplished using the shelf ceiling setting within a rooms specification dialog.

To create a room with a short ceiling

  1. Select Build> Wall> Straight Interior Wall and click and drag to create walls for an interior room.

  2. Once drawn, use the Select Objects  tool to select the room and then click the Open Object  edit button.

  3. Click on the Structure panel of the Room Specification dialog that opens, check the Shelf Ceiling box under the Ceiling category, and then set the Finished Ceiling to be a lower value of your choice.

    Structure panel of the Room Specification dialog

  4. Click OK to close the dialog and take a Camera  view to see the result.