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Kitchen With Wood Beam Ceilings

Updated on October 24, 2015

Wood beams used to be reserved for only country kitchens. The rustic beams were reminiscent of olden days and yet the wooden beams remain an important design element that can work effectively for most any decorating style.

Hold on to your hats ladies and gentleman, if you desire a kitchen that literally hugs you when you walk in the room, you have to have wooden ceiling beams.

If you are remodeling your kitchen, you will have to closely digest these these many fantastic design ideas.

For the price of the kitchen remodel, the cost of adding wooden beams is really nominal.

For those just wishing to update or add charm to their kitchen, there is no single design element that you can add that can add this much character.

My Personal Experience

I fell in love with a vintage home that has the most stunning great room with beautiful wood ceiling and rustic wood beams. In reviewing the many options of kitchens, I have noted that the one item that I am drawn to is the natural warmth of wood beams.

Many people love the wood floor - for me, the ultimate would be the wood ceiling complete with the rustic beams and a warm heated tile floor - that is the best of the best - comfort and old fashion style.

What is amazing about these many different kitchen designs is the variety. A wooden ceiling beam doesn't have to shout country or rustic charm. Some wooden beams are elegant with furniture quality wood, some are pure white and simply elegant. And yet a wooden ceiling beam transforms a kitchen from country to a classic charming room that literally hugs you as you walk in.

The kitchen designers who have sold us all on new appliances and cabinets and granite have missed one of the greatest and oldest architectural elements - the classic wooden beam.

Join us as we see the best of the best in all forms and varieties of wooden ceiling beams used in the kitchen. I promise there is a room to inspire you - from modern to classic traditional to ultra country to a combination of superb eclectic.

The design choices as you will see are almost endless.

Let the kitchen design fun begin! Enjoy the journey.

Porcelain Back Splash Tile Coordinates with Wooden Ceiling Beam

This porcelain back splash in the cream and tan design picks up the light tan wood color of the rustic ceiling beams and yet the cabinets are classic and elegant and look how well the combination works together.

This design is one of the most classic and perhaps the most widely appealing. What are your thoughts?

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Do you like the combination of the elegant white with the rustic ceiling beams?

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Wood Beams in the Kitchen

Wood Beams on the Ceiling in a Kitchen
Wood Beams on the Ceiling in a Kitchen | Source
Log Cabin Kitchen with Wood Beams in the Ceiling
Log Cabin Kitchen with Wood Beams in the Ceiling | Source

Classic Country

From elegant and with a broad appeal of white cabinets to the classic country. For those who want an updated country look, these country kitchen are truly timeless. Check out the many rich textures from brick to rough hewn ..........wooden beams to tile floor to the leaded glass windows, These kitchens have it all - exceptional design details.

Kitchens with Wooden Beams from Country to Classic


Elegant Always and Sometimes White Kitchen Designs

Earlier we stated that wooden ceiling beams were not exclusive to the country designs, elegant designs work well in elegant kitchens too. From the classic white to the high sheen of the dark furniture quality kitchen, there are wooden beams that suit every design preference.


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Wooden Ceiling Beams Offer a Wonderful Design Element for Any Kitchen

Wooden ceiling beams are not just for the family room or great room, as you have seen, they work well in most any type of kitchen.

What design style suits you the most? Elegant? Country? Eclectic? Please share with us your design preferences. Is there a design that you think would be more marketable than others? Is there a design that you find as a deal killer? Inquiring minds do want to know. Your design preferences do matter, please do share with us your thoughts.


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      Ken Kline 3 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      I love wood beams in the kitchen. You are right, wood beams will go well in any room. Every one shouts for granite and fancy cabinets but the biggest return if done in a proper proportion could potentially be the wood beams in the kitchen. Talk about a statement! The one I especially love is the range hood in the same color wood.

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      Susie Lehto 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Wood beams look great in kitchen or in any room. They add a more cozy touch and architecture that is eye appealing. .

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      Ken Kline 5 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Nell Rose,

      Fascinating. I am always in awe of the different opinions on colors. Thank you for sharing. My wife prefers white and I am aiming like you for the dark wood kitchen. Time will tell but she probably will win and I will concede. Nonetheless, we do agree on the wood beams so we have a common starting point.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      I definitely like the dark wood kitchens with the beams, but not the white ones, they look great! I have recently had my kitchen moderned and its okay, but I would prefer one of these!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin


      You bring up an important point, carpet verses wood. I think every room can be improved with some touch of wood. I think we have over done the wood flooring and overlooked the possibility above our heads. Flooring has so many options today from tile, wood to even heated tile and yet the ceiling is this universe we really haven't yet.

      The ceiling, I believe, is the new decorating frontier.

      From crown moldings to wood beams to wood ceilings. I find it fascinating how wood beams work seamlessly in every style. I would never have thought elegant and modern could pull it in wood beams.

      I also believe carpet should be combined with wood. Rarely do we see a combination and yet the comfort and quiet of carpet in the center for children and family members can be finely styled with an edge of wood. A full room of wood flooring is stunning but is it practical?

      I am seeking a carpet remnant for the center of our great room with the perimeter being wood - preferably two contrasting colors - maple and mahogany. So carpet, yes, but in a partnership with wood would be my first choice.

      Thank you so much for commenting and sharing. You have made this hub much richer with your added insights.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow, fantastic pictures! Great hub!! I have wood beams in my kitchen and family room and I like them too. Wood love to have wood floors though. Time to say goodbye to carpet.

      How are you? Up and over.