Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines removed the wall between the homeowners' kitchen and dining room and they installed a natural wood support beam in it's place. All new white cabinets and black marble countertops bring a modern look to the kitchen, and two hanging globe light fixtures illuminate the breakfast bar. A new stainless steel range and vent hood is surrounded by a beveled subway tile backsplash.
The designers wanted an open floor plan, but also one in which different areas (dining, living and kitchen) would feel somewhat separated and unique. Single wood beams, instead of more traditional decorative trusses, were installed on the ceiling so as not to have anything competing with the arched window.
A spacious, covered outdoor living room and kitchen features exposed wood beams and comfortable outdoor furniture. The neutral stone patio flooring transitions seamlessly from the covered area to the open air patio. Dark wood steps lead down from the patio to a hot tub deck expanding the space.
This transitional living room uses a blue rug to delineate the living room space from the kitchen. Often a struggle with open-concept floor plans, separating spaces helps bring a cozy feel to even expansive areas. The beams on the ceiling add a rustic feel to this seemingly traditional room.
This open plan dining room allows for easy transition between the kitchen and dining spaces, while exposed beam vaulted ceilings give the rooms a spacious look. Natural light streams through windows on both sides of the room, illuminating the dark brown dining table and chairs. A globe chandelier adds a modern touch.
Throughout the kitchen and living room, exposed beams and molding, which had been dark stained wood, were painted white to help give the overall space a lighter and more open feel. New recessed lighting and upgraded French doors bring tons of light into the space.
The wood beam ceiling echoes the inlaid flooring design in this Colleyville, Texas, breakfast nook. Warm wood trim and rich, traditional furnishings mix with Gothic details in the architecture, giving this home the feeling of a castle. The traditional kitchen features an open floor plan and stone surround for the cooking station.
With its large sitting areas, central kitchen, TV, game room and bar, the lodge is the gathering place for family and visitors. Built in a hub-and-spoke design with the main house as the hub, the 4,100-square-foot timber frame structure is made from large fir beams recycled from an elevator built in 1904. The beams have a 100-year-old patina that is striking. The exterior boasts cedar siding custom milled by Pioneer Log Homes and shaved on site.
This light and bright dining room features an open layout that allows for easy transition to the living room and kitchen. A circular metal chandelier hangs above the black wooden dining set, while a sisal area rug is placed underneath. The exposed beam vaulted ceiling gives the room a larger appearance.
Since the living room and kitchen share a space, designers wanted to be sure that the designs in the spaces complemented each other, so they ran exposed beams throughout the space to give the spaces a tavern feel, while the neutral colors blend with the natural materials to create a cozy, lakeside cottage.
The formal dining room off the large foyer sits behind the gourmet kitchen for convenience for entertaining and family gatherings. A stacked stone focal wall is paired with sleek black ceiling beams and soft neutral tile flooring for a contemporary Tuscan-inspired space. A pair of chandeliers sit above the oversized table surrounded by comfy, earthy chairs.
Comfortable, oversized plush armchair and sofa beckon for relaxation, reading and friendly conversation near the grand stone fireplace. Large, wood ceiling beams draw the eye to the warming fireplace centerpiece while a stunning rug adds to the space's elegant sophistication. Arched entryways keep the room feeling large and open the space between the dining room and kitchen.
This city loft in Dallas, TX, offers a living-dining area with oak hardwood flooring, exposed concrete beams and clean lines. Architectural details act as art in this space, as the marble topped kitchen island draws the eye naturally to the dining table beneath the stairs and to the sofa placed in front of floor to ceiling windows.
You can see why a space like this is called a great room. The room connects the entry, living room, kitchen and family room with its tall vintage timber beams and openness to the upstairs master bedroom. Seating from the convertible sofas allows for flexibility in the large space, and the dining room beyond has an amazing ocean view.
A new fireplace was added in the living room, creating a visual focal point with its neutral rock facing and built-in benches on either side. The addition of an exposed beam vaulted ceiling makes the room feel more open, while removing a wall between the kitchen and living room allows for an easy flow between spaces.
This 2,127 square foot cottage has a fantastically landscaped, luscious cottage garden. The entire home has been newly remodeled with warm, gentle tones, high pitched, open beam ceilings, skylights and French doors to let in plenty of natural light, a state of the art kitchen, a new roof, two new bathrooms, three bedrooms and nearly a quarter of an acre.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines installed a natural wood support beam above the breakfast bar. All new white cabinets and black marble countertops bring a modern look to the kitchen, and two hanging globe light fixtures illuminate the breakfast bar. A new stainless steel range and vent hood is surrounded by a beveled subway tile backsplash to complete the stylish look.
An arched stone entry bridges the living room and kitchen in this Tuscan-inspired home in Austin, Texas. In the living room, a beamed ceiling and warm wood finishes give a nod to Mediterranean design, while a wall of glass offers sweeping views of the outdoors. The stone fireplace ties in the with both the accent wall and the home's exterior.