10 steps to the perfect rustic kitchen
Not really a requirement, but if you want to go all the way and you have the option to include exposed wooden ceiling beams in your kitchen, we say go for it!
Luckily, support beams and exposed buttresses can be added for a minimal amount of money – if you opt for the prefabricated fake choice, that is. Prefabricated fake support beams look exactly like the real thing, but aren’t meant to be load-bearing. Most of them are three-sided and hollow and install very much like prefab crown moulding.
To do your part for the environment, we recommend looking for faux beams made from reclaimed wood.