There are a lot of ways to add character to a kitchen, but the ceiling is rarely thought of as an option. One way to take advantage of the ceiling’s blank canvas is with wood beams. In some homes, exposed wood beams are there for structural support. However, it’s totally possible to add wood beams to your kitchen ceiling just for aesthetic purposes even if they aren’t necessary structurally.
Wood beams add a lot of character and charm to a space. In a kitchen, they can help it feel warmer and provide some nice contrast to the sleek appliances and surfaces. Installing them is a process you can do yourself or hire someone to do, so it doesn’t have to cost a large investment to add this element to your kitchen.
Here are 10 kitchens with wood beams to inspire you and give you some ideas for your home.
Kitchens with Wood Beams
Wood beams draw your eye upward to the high ceilings and tie whole space together with a warm, rustic vibe.
A simple row of beams adds an extra element of charm to this cozy kitchen.
Source: House Beautiful
The one exposed supporting beam leading into the white kitchen brings some character to the space.
Source: Molly Barnard Grant Design via Brit.co
How stunning is this unfinished wood ceiling? It creates an intriguing contrast with the sleek kitchen.
Source: New York Cottages & Gardens
The beams in this kitchen are simple yet serve as a charming detail.
Source: New England Home
This kitchen is a farmhouse lover’s dream.
Source: Atlanta Homes Magazine
Contrast is the star of this kitchen, creating a dynamic and eye-catching space.
Source: Architectural Digest
Grey wood beams have a subtle, contemporary look that is elegant in this space.
Though this kitchen is narrow, the high ceilings help make it feel larger and more open.
Source: House of Turquoise
The wood beams beautifully complement the shiny tile with a bit of contrast.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens
Such a great look!