In this stunning transitional kitchen, distracting ceiling lines and awkward angles are no longer a concern. By incorporating gorgeous exposed ceiling beams and low-voltage lighting tracks with pin-spotting heads, designer Lauren Bland believes she was able to attract the eye to every inch of the spacious eat-in kitchen.
To help complete Joanna's rustic design and make the family's space look a little more elegant, Chip and Joanna added exposed beams to the space, complementing the wood cabinets and gray stone countertops, making the kitchen and living room areas warmer.
Thick, dark wood beams juxtapose the light neutral palette of this cottage kitchen where a large kitchen island offers extra countertop space and casual dining. Shutters bring in natural light and also provide privacy.
This spacious French country kitchen features gorgeous ceiling beams made of reclaimed wood, an ornate stove hood and a gas range. Cream cabinetry contrasts beautifully against the warm wood in the kitchen island and the window panes above the sink.
Looking into the kitchen, it's easy to see the design's careful balance with a copper range hood flanked by two symmetrical windows at one end, a central island and rows of reclaimed beams and lighting.
Wood beams and stone counters combine in this outdoor kitchen, making the space feel raw and rustic. At the same time, modern recessed lights illuminate the area at night and provide a cool visual contrast.
The multi-functional wooden kitchen island serves as a prep space, breakfast bar and wine storage for this open plan kitchen. An exposed wooden beam adds some rustic character to the space. Iron barstools fit snuggly underneath the island counter awaiting use for a casual dinner or breakfast.
With a breakfast bar, eat-in island, prep sink and stainless range, this open-concept kitchen has everything the owners need in one place. Reclaimed wood beams add a rustic touch to the space that suits the farmhouse setting.
In this open plan kitchen and dining area, cabinetry and other accents on the outer perimeter are dark. To brighten up the room's overall look, the center of the space has lots of light elements: white ceiling beams, a light hardwood floor and countertops.
People gravitate to the kitchen no matter the design or layout, but guests will certainly flock to this Tuscan-inspired kitchen. Rustic wrought-iron urn pendants hang from the exposed beams while recessed lighting lines the brick barrel ceiling. Below, an oversized island faces a muted stone hearth with tumbled-tile backsplash.