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What can I do with this wall?
aichoucha
January 29, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have been remodeling my house and ended up having four heaxagonal walls like this in the house. I don t know really what to do any ideas?
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Jayme H.
Need bigger shot of the area please
January 29, 2013 at 7:50am     
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aichoucha
well to clarify I add an image of the plan with the walls highlighted in red.
January 29, 2013 at 7:52am   
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Jayme H.
That appears to be concrete...Do u know if this is load bearing? I am going to guess it is....This could be a job for an engineer.
January 29, 2013 at 7:57am   
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aichoucha
Yes but I was thinking what decorative ideas could I do here?
January 29, 2013 at 8:03am   
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Jayme H.
So are there four corner-like areas? And the round poles, are there four of those also? This is very hard to visualize without more pics.
January 29, 2013 at 9:31am   
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Rose Construction, Inc.
Don't know what the rest of the house decor is - but what about brick facing on these walls? Or tile. A nice red brick can add texture and color without being overwhelming.
January 29, 2013 at 9:39am   
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aichoucha
Yes Jayme. i opened up two living rooms i ended up having four corners plus i had to add 4 round poles tp strenthen the area
January 29, 2013 at 11:54am   
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Jayme H.
The verticle more rectangular areas could prob. be covered with sheeterock, and/or some other material. The poles could also be covered...What style or look are you going for? I have seen areas such as these where the sheetrocked areas blended in with the walls and the pillars stood out more...doesn't look like a lot of space between the "pillars" and the "corners".
January 29, 2013 at 12:07pm   
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aichoucha
i m looking for a modern style . do u have any pictures?
January 29, 2013 at 12:15pm   
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aichoucha
Also the wall that s next to every pole could be removed as it doesn t have a load bearing>
January 29, 2013 at 12:21pm   
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Jayme H.
Ok, if modern, the pillars could be completely encased with the "corners"...or you could try keeping the poles separate, but then I would keep them simple, without a lot of detail..these pics are only to get a feel for different ways of covering the areas. These pillars are not modern.
January 29, 2013 at 12:25pm     
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Jayme H.
A few pics of more modern rooms with pillars...they are all what appears sheetrocked and without detail
January 29, 2013 at 12:32pm   
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Jayme H.
Sorry, pic with red furniture was an error...
January 29, 2013 at 12:33pm   
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aichoucha
You are right the pillars are not giving a modern look to the living rooms. I could try to encase them with the corners. However I am wondering what design would look good then? any pics?
thanks a lot
January 29, 2013 at 12:36pm   
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aichoucha
oh thanks for the pics
January 29, 2013 at 12:37pm   
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Matt Patterson Custom Homes
Arch them
January 29, 2013 at 12:39pm   
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Jayme H.
Here are some pics of modern design with columns- I am looking for a few more
January 29, 2013 at 12:42pm     
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slkehder
I would suggest a mural of whatever moves or inspires you or a treatment with vinyl words and outdoor decals
January 29, 2013 at 12:43pm   
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Jayme H.
This one uses interesting material for variation on the columns
January 29, 2013 at 12:50pm     
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Jayme H.
Also...go onto "Houzz"...search modern rooms with pillars....there are many examples of looks that are very nice!! You could also keep the round pillars separate and have them treated. I have seen painting techniques that make them look like marble. But I don't know if that would be within your style.
January 29, 2013 at 12:52pm   
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casacomoda
aichoucha, how do you plan on using the space? Will each end be a separate function (i.e.:living on one end, dining on the other, or kitchen and family room?) and did you have a function in mind or an idea as to how to utilize the space in the middle area delineated by the corners/posts? Did you plan for it to be a separate (or 3rd) function or will you be trying to incorporate that space into the same utilization as one of the adjoining areas? It would be easier to give suggestions, knowing the intended use.
January 29, 2013 at 1:18pm     
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Remya Warrior Designs
I couldnt find any pic yet. But I've seen some columns which were covered with mosaic tiles. They looked sharp. I really liked the image which Jayme posted with the wood. You could use something like that on the corners, which gives you texture & tile the round columns. I've also seen some wood flooring been used on some walls.
January 29, 2013 at 1:30pm   
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aichoucha
Casacomoda- it will be a living room in the left and a dining room in the right. I don t have anything in mind as how to utilize the space in the corner, that s why i m asking for modern ideas.
January 29, 2013 at 1:45pm   
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aichoucha
is this nice ?
January 29, 2013 at 1:47pm     
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Jayme H.
There are some very talented people on here...hope they chime in!!!
January 29, 2013 at 4:15pm   
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Interiors International, Inc.
I really like the structural look of the space. I would highlight that aspect. Possibly using glass tiles in combination with stone. The columns in the glass.
January 29, 2013 at 4:20pm     
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Barbara Griffith Designs
I am so with Jayme Hobbs..My first thought was to encase the entire area with drywall..angle walls and pillar..just square it off and you can then do anything.
January 29, 2013 at 4:23pm     
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Digital Imaging by Tina - Interior Designer
I'd encase the wall with stone or brick of your choice; depending on your style preference.
January 29, 2013 at 4:30pm   
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Barbara Griffith Designs
I would not draw attention to it.
January 29, 2013 at 4:37pm   
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casacomoda
I also agree with Jayme Hobbs and Barbara Griffith Designs about drywalling. One thought that I had was to completely drywall the side opening to the foyer with a set of French Doors between the foyer and the center space. I don't think you necessarily have to treat all the corners the same. Do incorporate the post and corner within drywall, and maybe add interest with a shelving idea as above on the side going into the living room. I don't know how wide this center space is, but it would be nice if it could have some sort of functionality rather than just a pass through. Maybe on the far side where it goes into the kitchen there would be enough room for a small bar set up. You don't need much wall space with some fully contained chest type bars. Alternatively, you might fully close off that side as well and put an archway into the kitchen. On the side going into the dining room you might bring the drywall in several feet on each side, but only pony height so as to keep the openness between the living and dining rooms going. But you might put matching credenzas on each side of the dining entrance for storing extra china, etc. You could put something decorative on top. Just some things to consider outside the box (literally)
January 29, 2013 at 4:50pm     
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Jayme H.
Look at these pillars: If you do end up using the area as a gallery area/with shelving and glass, that will draw attention and in that case...I think these would look cool....
January 30, 2013 at 5:00pm   
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aichoucha
Thank you all for the comments, they helped a lot!
January 31, 2013 at 1:06am     
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aichoucha
Jayme, I like the last picture a lot, do u think I can find more pictures of this house on Houzz.com?
January 31, 2013 at 1:09am   
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aichoucha
Do you think it would be nice to put stones in one wall and replace the wall that s next to the pillar with glass brick?
January 31, 2013 at 1:12am   
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Jayme H.
Go to Houzz, search "columns" that's where I found it..I like glass block.
January 31, 2013 at 5:42am   
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aichoucha
Hi jayme, I remember you told me you liked glass block. Do u think it is wise to put it in the kitchen s wall. I mean the wall of the kitchen which is in front of the hall. You can see it in the plan above. Thanks again
February 17, 2013 at 11:46pm   
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rinqreation
Fill up the gap and get the whole thing plastered. A white wall with a round edge does not seem strange to me, especially not in a modern setting.
February 18, 2013 at 1:00am   
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Arlene Warda, Architecture+Interior Design
Hi Aichocha! I would 'square' them off!..they would look more modern to me. Crisp edges. If you do want the columns, put them outside the wall, just in front. You could try square, or round columns. But first, crisp the edges. The diagonals seem out of place to me! and I know you like modern!.. (well, I know this comment is 4 weeks old, you may have done it, solved it already!)
February 26, 2013 at 10:27am   
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aichoucha
Thanks ! Do u have a picture so I can get ur idea?
February 26, 2013 at 10:32am   
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aichoucha
What do u mean by crisp edges?
February 26, 2013 at 10:46am   
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Arlene Warda, Architecture+Interior Design
Hi! It, crisp, means a squared off corner, no diagonal. Thanks!
February 26, 2013 at 11:37am   
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aichoucha
Do u have any pictures?
February 26, 2013 at 12:06pm   
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aichoucha
If i fill up the corners, would I have less space?
March 2, 2013 at 8:24am   
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Arlene Warda, Architecture+Interior Design
No, this is just space next the aisle, walkway space. This is unused for travel or for walkways in your hall.
March 2, 2013 at 9:18am   
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SPACIALISTS
I think leaving it raw can look fantastic, you don't necessarily have to cover it or paint it.
It also has to relate well to your home theme, and furniture style.

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Waldfogel Residence
David Ward
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March 2, 2013 at 9:26am   
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aichoucha
Hi, I was thinking I could may be use the same style as this one


April 4, 2013 at 3:52pm   
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Curb Appeal Renovations
Wow! I love the ideas that have been given so far! But the pillars do not have to make it look modern if you don't want it to. It all depends on if they are covered with sheet rock or stone or brick or __________, and the style of the rest of the room. Here is a pic of a traditional living room remodel we did recently that included working with the existing brick columns.
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April 4, 2013 at 4:04pm     
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bevballew
Love the brick one above if you want that style.
April 4, 2013 at 4:10pm   
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