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
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.
May 28, 2013 at 2:30PM     
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Kathy Hucks
I'm a first timer on an iPad...picture forthcoming....
May 28, 2013 at 2:32PM     
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Kathy Hucks
beams not structural
May 28, 2013 at 2:42PM   
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Kathy Hucks
Pictures!!!
May 28, 2013 at 3:48PM   
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Brenda
I would leave it.
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.
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
May 28, 2013 at 4:52PM     
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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.
May 28, 2013 at 5:22PM        Thanked by Kathy Hucks
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Kathy Hucks
Update!
Went with a lowered ceiling about 6" wide to define the space...
Thanks!
December 2, 2013 at 7:32PM   
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