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33 Welcoming Kitchens With Exposed Wooden Beams
Exposed wooden beams used to be a must as a structural element to support the roof but currently they aren’t needed. If you have them left in your home or if you want to have some, this is a great idea as wooden beams will provide your kitchen with coziness. Here are some pros and cons of these design elements, take a look before you decide to remove or leave them.
Because the weight of the structure is supported by posts (that doesn’t go to faux wooden beams) that are spaced relatively far apart, post and beam construction allows for large expanses of glass. Consequently, post and beam houses often feature large windows. Furthermore, post and beam houses usually feature high vaulted ceilings, creating a large, roomy living space.
Because the timber used in constructing a post and beam structure must be denser and stronger than in light frame buildings, it is more fire resistant. Light frame buildings are often built from softwood, which is less dense and more porous, making them more susceptible to fire.
a black contemporary kitchen with a white stone backsplash, a matching kitchen island, a built-in table and wooden beams
a catchy black attic kitchen with white countertops, an exposed brick backsplash, a wooden beams and a glass wall and doors leading to the bedroom
a contemporary kitchen with stained cabinetry, open shelves, a white hood, wooden beams that echo with the cabinets
a cozy rustic chic kitchen with neutral cabinets, black countertops, wooden beams and pendant lamps plus bright textiles
a creamy vintage kitchen with wooden beams, neutral cabinetry, butcherblock countertops, a hearth accented with exposed brick
a double-height kitchen with dark stained wooden beams, light-stained cabients, a large table in its center and leather stools
a farmhouse kitchen with olive green cabinetry, butcherblock countertops, wooden beams that echo with them and open shelving
a light grey kitchen with shaker cabinets, butcherblock countertops, wooden beams on the ceiling and some open shelving
a rustic kitchen with stone walls, wooden beams, light grey cabinetry, butcherblock countertops and built-in lights is cool
a rustic kitchen with white shaker cabinets, a stained wood kitchen island, white stone countertops, a wooden hood and pendant lamps
If the room that features lots of wooden beams and pillars doesn’t show off many or large windows, it’s gonna be darker than usual, and that’s definitely a not very pleasing thing.
As opposed to light frame construction, building a post and beam home requires large pieces of high quality timber cut from large trees. Moreover, these heavy pieces of wood must be moved into place using some kind of crane, whereas light frame construction can be assembled from a large quantity of light pieces. In addition, because post and beam construction relies on a fewer number of structural elements, their placement must be more precise. This expertise is often difficult to come by and, therefore, is expensive, so the costs are raising.
Another disadvantage of post and beam buildings is their susceptibility to rotting. Often beams are on the outside of the home and are not covered. This exposure allows the beams, which are essential structural elements, to rot over long periods of time. Furthermore, the large amounts of exposed wood on the exterior of the house are more susceptible to infestation by a variety of harmful pests, especially termites and carpenter ants. Now you know all the features of wooden beam constructions, would you get them for your own home?