Most of the time, a home’s innards are concealed from view; we cover the unsightly rawness of the walls in Sheetrock, refinish floors, tuck ductwork into soffits, put bricks on the outside of the house. But the actual structure of the home is beautiful in its own way, and many homeowners choose to expose their stripped-away home features rather than conceal them.
Exposed brick, beams, ductwork, floors and walls are popular in rustic and industrial design schemes but can be worked into virtually every home style and every room, and these pictures will prove it.
There’s something homey and warm about bricks and beams in the kitchen and dining room, so these clever takes on exposure are not entirely unexpected.
Bathrooms and bedrooms can be trickier, but very far from impossible.
Try an exposed shower or awesome steampunk exposed toilet (not as gross as it sounds) for that on-display look:
Painting or whitewashing the raw elements is not cheating – it’s just making the style work for you.