Beam cladding question, repost from Kitchens
I'm hoping you can help me out here. I'm just looking for opinions on whether we should trim out the drywall 'beam' in our kitchen. The topic didn't get much traction in kitchens. I did get one very nice reply with another option, which is to just trim out the bottom. She created sort of a shelf for display, but the more I think about it, the more I don't care for that idea. The main reason I am replacing the upper cabinets in our kitchen is so they go to the ceiling because I hate the dirty, greasy dust collector on top of the cabinets so I'd have a tough time creating a new dust collector.
Anyway, here's the drywall beam thing that separates the eating and working areas of the kitchen (kindly ignore kitchen clutter ... it was cleaning day).
I'm wondering if we should do something like they did with the beams in this kitchen:
Those beams are obviously a little shorter than what we're dealing with.
Here is a link that might be useful: Link to original post in kitchens