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8 Ideas for Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Raleigh Home

February 04, 2016

This might come as a revelation to you, but reclaimed wood is all the rage with Raleigh residents, who seem to admire its natural look and how it spruces up their home décor. It’s proving to be a trendsetting way to upgrade weathered wood and gloriously unleash your personal style. Reclaimed wood products stand out whether you use it on a wall, your cabinets, or – yes! – your windows. Want to know how best to use reclaimed wood? We put together 8 fantastic ideas for you – every one of them applied to wonderful effect in Raleigh homes.

1.Outfit Your Windows with Reclaimed Wood

Now here’s a first you’ll like: reclaimed wood is at long last available to you as a window treatment. Sunburst Shutters now offers a plantation shutter fashioned from reclaimed wood of the finest quality. Actually, Sunburst is the sole company offering reclaimed wood shutters in the Raleigh area. We found the reclaimed wood you love and used it to engineer a louvered shutter that’s not only beautiful but functional.

Reclaimed wood shutters in Raleigh 

Reclaimed wood can provide a truly exceptional window treatment. It makes a difference, certainly, that your reclaimed wood shutters are viewed by many as valid artistic pieces in and of themselves. And Sunburst ensures that they are. You’ll be thrilled by their smooth, simple operation as well as their appearance. Tilt the louvers open to bring a little light inside. And tilt them closed to enjoy fully the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. Find out more about reclaimed wood for windows in Raleigh

2. Walls of Reclaimed Wood

If it’s excitement you want in your home, reclaimed wood brings it inside like nothing else. Reclaimed wood paneling invigorates a wall without overpowering it and imparts a casually convivial ambiance to the room. It doesn’t matter if you have a TV, bookcase, fireplace, or artwork to complement, a reclaimed wood wall will look fantastic behind it and give you the very effect you you want.

3. Redo Your Floors in Reclaimed Wood

Want to redo a floor in your house? All kinds of wood flooring can impart warmth to a room, but flooring of reclaimed wood has an unparalleled beauty borne of the time – usually decades – the wood has been outside. No matter if you’re a bona fide nature lover or someone who’s simply drawn to the look of weathered wood, you’ll be thrilled with what a reclaimed wood floor can do to make your home come alive.

4. Cabinets of Reclaimed Wood

Now’s the time to give your kitchen cabinets a do-over with reclaimed wood. It’s the natural way to revitalize your kitchen completely. Each panel of reclaimed wood evokes a fascinating story – of considerable time during which it languished in a forgotten building, for instance, or as part of a fallen barn or fence. And a piece of that tale will endure in your reclaimed wood cabinets, crossing your mind at such times when you lay eyes on them.

5. Reclaimed Wood as a Table

A tabletop built of reclaimed wood can add a ultra-current, decidedly transcendent ambiance to your dining room or home office. Marry the reclaimed wood’s natural tones and textures with your décor to achieve a consistent, agreeable look that satisfies your creative vision – while it elicits praise from guests!

6. Using Reclaimed Wood for Bookcases

Aside from what else we might think about them, books make great decorative pieces. Leather, vinyl, buckram, or paperbound books and those with colorful dust jackets look good on a coffee or end table, on a bookshelf, or in a large bookcase. Their charming variety is both called out and complemented in bookcases of real wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, because of their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other markings, are a singularly eye-filling, one-of-a-kind décor item.

7. Reclaimed Wood for Frames

The plain, natural look of reclaimed wood is perfectly suited for picture frames. It actually can enhance your favorite artwork and most cherished photos in a most exciting manner. It’s worth noting, too, that frames of reclaimed wood can be fashioned in a multitude of styles, thus they’ll match practically any décor scheme.

8. Reclaimed Wood and Headboards

Nothing can lift the look of a bedroom like a ingeniously designed and constructed headboard. Nowadays, when renovating, homeowners are just as predisposed to fasten a headboard to the wall behind their bed as they are to fix one directly to the bed itself. Either way, a headboard constructed of reclaimed wood planking can be undeniably beautiful. It’s natural hues and weathered features are easily adapted to a wide range of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, your design sense can absolutely soar, letting you achieve the headboard of your dreams!

Find Your Inspiration in Reclaimed Wood

We hope we’ve inspired you with these 8 ideas for making use of reclaimed wood. As you might expect, though, we have a great many more ideas – ideas that work beautifully with the reclaimed wood shutters we alone offer in Raleigh. Our team would be pleased to show you samples of our shutters, answer your questions, and provide you with many other design ideas. Call us at 919-887-9198 to arrange your free in-home design consultation today!