Historical homes with high ceilings and a beam structure that shows a lot of character, for most of us this is the dream! Today we would like to share some great timber beam design ideas that instantly add more character to a room; yes we like!
A beam is a structural element that is capable of holding the main load by resistance against bending. These beams are used already a long time ago. Depending their length, material and design it reveals the story behind the house or building. The next picture is a ceiling of beams in one of our earlier projects; a historical canal house in Amsterdam.
As you can see, the beams attract a lot of attention. For the next canal loft we reconstructed the entire ceiling with wooden beams, which gives this interior a very special and unique character. The combinations of timber and contemporary design results in a sophisticated but also cozy and comfortable atmosphere because of the wood.
Wood & wet
Beams are available in many different shapes, finishes and colors. The previous beams were all applied in a warm wood finish, which is very beautiful, but in some areas it can be too much or not appropriate or convenient. Take for example the next rooms, the chance that the ceiling can get wet is very likely.
Bathroom and swimming areas should make it easy to clean, so the finishes of the beams need to be cleaning-proof and if the room is small, the beams look better when they blend in with the rest of the room.
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