My husband and I are purchasing an older home, ranch. There aren't many windows in the living room, dining and kitchen area. I would like to raise the cellings, how can I be sure this can be done in this house? We have also been purchasing quite a few magazines (ie, *** **** Home again, Better Home and Garden) in order to help us redesign this older house to a more modern look, without spending to much. Any idea's for research? Thanks in advance for your sugestions.