Hello I just purchased a home and decided I wanted to see if anyone has ever raised a low ceiling height? I have a 7'4" ceiling that I would like to raise 8" to the More normal 8' ceiling height. This is a Gable roof 5/12 pitch Unfinished attic space above with 2x6 rafters spaced at 24oc. The ceiling I want to raise is a living room kitchen combo. 20x24, and the master bedroom at the end of hallway 24x16. I have got a few ideas about how others cut the existing ceiling joist and moved them up one at a time leaving the end for part of a box to form a tray ceiling. Has anyone done something like that before? I am worried about my walls being pushed out by lateral thrust so the end result will probable being have an engineer look over this.