When it comes to designing normal spaces, I will never be a fan. In fact, I have always seen normal as rather boring. However, speaking about something that is definitely not the norm, I can remember when ductwork was a no-no as far as being exposed. When I first saw this for myself, I was literally blown away by the look. Whether residential or commercial, structures featuring exposed ductwork has always been considered a bonus for me. In this particular post, I am addressing residential only. Exposed ductwork adds personality and character as well as creates a unique wow factor. It’s no longer hidden behind walls and in crawl spaces, because there are way too many clever and creative design solutions that can be done to exposed ductwork layouts to make them become apart of the overall space.
With exposed ductwork or open piping now a major part of interiors, it does not only have to perform great but it can also look aesthetically amazing! So, I never look at exposed ductwork (pipes) as an eye sore because it can actually play a very important role in a house and therefore can now be seen throughout the home as well. So remember, whether using copper or steel pipes to make a powerful statement or painted pipes as a vibrant color to stand out in a particular interior, there are unlimited ways to make exposed pipes super chic in any space.
Oh, and by the way, what I love so much about exposed ductwork, it doesn't matter if one is going for industrial, modern, etc., adding what I always call architectural detailing (ductwork) can make a world of difference to any space.
Purple Cherry Architects, Pause Designs, Thom Filicia Inc., Morris Architecture LLC, Christopher A. Rose, James Thomas Interiors, Egue Y. Seta, Lux Design, Jessica Lagrange Interiors.