Friday, January 26, 2007

Removing walls

People are always removing walls, even load-bearing walls, and then they have to use beams or posts to support the house; and I think those naked poles are really ugly!  However, in the February Country Home, someone replaced three sets of walls (I'm not sure what they mean by three sets) with kneewalls topped with Craftsman-style pillars, which is a fantastic idea.  I'm not crazy about their particular look though.  I've seen beautiful and useful Craftsman pillars and room dividers, and I didn't like the way they cut the ones on the wall in half.  Look up the style if you decide to do that.  I love the bookcase look myself. 

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