Exposed beams are no longer only for log cabins and industrial lofts. This design technique can add warmth, interest and raw, natural beauty to nearly any style home. Whether you have high ceilings or you simply want to take the architectural appeal of your home to the next level, exposed beams can be a wonderful way to enhance the aesthetic value and add unique appeal.

Exposed beams constructed from salvaged wood help to honor the history of this renovated farmhouse originally built in 1788. The wood complements the brick while also nicely contrasting the clean lines of the millwork and modern appliances. The beams, are therefore, one of a few elements that pay significant homage to the character of this historic 21st century kitchen.

This beautiful rustic restaurant with a transitional twist would not be nearly as inviting without the rich wood and graceful angles of the exposed beam edifice, which also preserve it’s structure. The exposed beams are not only an integral part of the support system but of the overall look and feel of the space, too.

Exposed beams of reclaimed wood warm an all-white palette while adding rustic charm that connects the home with the natural surroundings. The beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee just outside and the White Mountains in the distance served as the inspiration for the palette and design.

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Design by TMS Architects

Exposed beams and farm tables ground this space with warm, natural beauty. Crisp off-white cabinetry and a blue island base balance earthiness with refined elegance.

We love the way these exposed beams of reclaimed wood are allotted a prominent role in the decorative scheme thanks to a serene neutral backdrop. The beadboard paneling on the ceiling in conjunction with the beams also adds nice subtle contrast and architectural interest.

Whether you want to restore a historical structure to highlight the beauty of its original architecture or whether you want to add decorative architectural features like exposed beams to a modern home, TMS Architects can help you renovate or build to achieve authenticity, beauty and functionality. Not only this, but we will optimize comfort and convenience for luxurious living.

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  • Cal Driver says:

    Love these beams. I’m a sucker for exposed, slightly stained wood. The rustic feel, the complicated grains; something about it makes me feel as though the residents built the home with their bare hands. And with that final picture—where did you get such a large fish decoration? Thanks for sharing!

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