Kitchens and Beams

 MAUMEE, OHIO – One of the up-and-coming trends these days is the addition of faux beams to the kitchen ceiling, providing the room with a warm, country-type charm. 

“I can’t say enough great things about how these beams look in our house,” says Utah homeowner Dion Barron. “They’re the perfect accent for our kitchen’s design.” 

To complement her home, Barron selected lightweight woodgrain faux beams from Fypon. “I used two colors of stain to finish the beams and make them look like real wood,” says Barron. “The second stain, a darker walnut, I used to accent knot holes with a dry brush. Visitors simply can’t believe they’re not 1,000-pound real wood beams!” 

For the past several years, faux beams have become more and more popular in kitchen design. “When people talk about revolutionary-type products, Fypon’s beams really fit the category,” says Niki Decker for Fypon. “Beams on a ceiling add drama and character to any room. One of the hottest trends today is to add beams to cathedral ceilings in family rooms and throughout kitchens to add architectural flair and warmth to a setting.” 

Fypon beams are available in both smooth white and woodgrain versions. With continuous beams running up to 20 feet long, the woodgrain versions are available in cedar, white ash and red oak textures that can be stained to resemble real wood.

“The versatility of these beams is incredible,” says Decker, “Homeowners can create a coffered ceiling treatment by installing them in a grid-like pattern that serves as a visual accent in a room. Or, a more relaxed style would be to use the beams for horizontal placements staggered every few feet on the ceiling. This can help achieve a Craftsman, country or cottage style in the kitchen.” 

Urethane beams can be stained, painted or faux finished. Each beam is made of durable urethane that resists rot, decay, humidity and insects, making it the ideal low-maintenance product for the home. 

 “Real wood beams are expensive and heavy, oftentimes requiring extra structural support in a home,” says Decker. “Urethane beams are lighter in weight and have a hollow interior, making them easier to install. Creative homeowners can match them up with moldings and decorative corbels to personalize their ceiling treatments.”

   

Fypon offers thousands of decorative millwork elements in a variety of architectural styles to enhance the interior and exterior of homes. Each piece is crafted from tough, weather-resistant, high-performance materials that are resistant to decay, insect infestation and water damage for long-lasting beauty and low maintenance. Part of consumer products company Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS), Fypon, LLC is owned by Therma-Tru Corp. For additional information, call 800-446-3040 or visit www.fypon.com.

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