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10 Tips for Rustic Kitchen Designs


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Exposed Beams
Beams like these bring the rustic vibe.
Beams like these bring the rustic vibe.
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If you've ever envied exposed wooden beams on the ceiling, we know the feeling. Many rustic kitchens already have support beams and buttresses exposed. But if not, you can add them for a minimal amount of money. Retrofitting the structure of your kitchen with the real thing isn't cost-effective or even necessary. All you need are some prefabricated fake support beams. They look like the real thing, but aren't created to be load-bearing. Most are three-sided and hollow and install much like prefab crown molding. Keep it green and look for faux beams made from reclaimed wood.


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