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Opening the Kitchen? Make the Most of That Support Article

Before you tear down a wall to start your kitchen to the dining or living area, you must determine if it’s holding up part of your ceiling. When it’s, you’ll have to install a header column and one or more articles in its place to provide the required structural support. Your contractor or architect can confirm whether the wall is load bearing and help you sort through the alternatives for post dimensions and placement.

Adding a brand new support system into your plan presents some design challenges, but it may also be a practical design component.

M.a.p. insides inc. / Sylvia Beez

Some of this modern kitchen area has a ceiling, and the post and beams appear as one unit and produce an industrial vibe.

Mark Brand Architecture

Two articles work well for a wide island, and the symmetry looks pleasing and purposeful. These match the cabinetry.

Balodemas Architects

Within this open and spacious residence, the ceiling adds architectural interest, defines the kitchen area and makes it seem cozy. The timber poles add heat when encouraging the ceiling.

Giulietti Schouten Architects

At least two walls were eliminated, and numerous articles were strategically placed to specify the kitchen, dining and entry-hall regions within this undertaking.

Giulietti Schouten Architects

Here is a view looking into the kitchen. Beams are convenient and attractive for hanging pendant lights.

Harrell Remodeling, Inc..

Posts do not have to move from floor to ceiling. These rest on a tight wall dividing the kitchen and living area.

Brilliant! Lighting & Design

These tree-trunk articles are just two of a pair of six that support an office loft above a dining area. Harvested onsite, the oak tree trunks were stripped, polished and integrated into the arrangement.

Gast Architects

The articles in this kitchen connect to a beam and a coffered ceiling. Notice how they line up with the cross beams and frame the stove.

Studio Z Architecture

One post feels airy and light against a breakfast counter.

David Heide Design Studio

This post is interesting because the island was constructed around it.

Genesis Architecture, LLC.

This stainless steel pole rests at the top of this counter top.

RD Architecture, LLC

This surfboard island, using a black penny-round-covered place, is a fun focal point.

Reclaimed barn beams, anybody?

More reclaimed wood frames an opening and provides a rustic feel to this space.

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