To beam, or not to beam?
Kathy Hucks
May 28, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Remodeling 1960s ranch to craftsman look. The den has these great beams but we knocked out a wall to dinette/kitchen, now one of the beams hangs below the ceiling line of the two rooms. Should I remove the beam that is sticking out or leave it? However would removing it make the other beams look uneven?
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Hard to tell without a picture
2 Likes   May 28, 2013 at 2:25PM
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Brenda
yeah, we need a photo. but I assume the beams are not structural?! frequently they are in 1960's ranch homes.
2 Likes   May 28, 2013 at 2:30PM
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Kathy Hucks
I'm a first timer on an iPad...picture forthcoming....
3 Likes   May 28, 2013 at 2:32PM
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Kathy Hucks
beams not structural
0 Likes   May 28, 2013 at 2:42PM
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Kathy Hucks
Pictures!!!
0 Likes   May 28, 2013 at 3:48PM
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Brenda
I would leave it.
1 Like   May 28, 2013 at 3:51PM
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TMK Remodeling
I just removed faux beams from my family room and really enjoy the more continuous look of the space. Ceiling beams tend to break the room apart.
1 Like   May 28, 2013 at 4:46PM
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Rockin' Fine Finish
I would remove since they are not structural and that the last one hangs down below the wall and if you just remove one it will through the rest off
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Scott Design, Inc.
If you like the beams, then consider placing a horizontal beam across the ceiling where the wall was removed deep enough for the exposed lower section of the ceiling beam to hide behind.
1 Like   Thanked by Kathy Hucks    May 28, 2013 at 5:22PM
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Kathy Hucks
Update!
Went with a lowered ceiling about 6" wide to define the space...
Thanks!
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