8 Ideas for Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Boston Home02/04/2016Holly Perron Boston homeowners really go for reclaimed wood and how its unique attributes enhance their home décor – inside and out. It’s emerged as a desirable way to upgrade weathered wood and, at the same time express your personal style. Reclaimed wood products are genuine eye-catchers whether on a wall, your cabinets, or – imagine it! – your windows. Stumped about where reclaimed wood would look most appealing in your home? We’ve come up with 8 incredible ideas for you – every one of them applied to wonderful effect in Boston homes. 1. Use Reclaimed Wood on Your Windows Now here’s a first you’ve been waiting for: reclaimed wood is finally available to you as a window treatment. Sunburst Shutters now offers a plantation shutter created from certified reclaimed wood. We worked in partnership with Stikwood, an FSC-certified company, to provide the finest reclaimed wood from which to build these shutters. To be sure, Sunburst is the sole company providing reclaimed wood shutters in the Boston area. We got our hands on the reclaimed wood you love and used it to create a louvered shutter that’s not only beautiful but functional. Reclaimed wood can be a window treatment like no other. You’ve got a head start, for sure, when your reclaimed wood shutters are themselves works of art. And Sunburst makes sure they are. You’ll find joy in their smooth, simple operation as well as their appearance. Tilt the louvers open to let in more light. And tilt them closed to bring out the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. If we’ve piqued your interest, you’ll want to look deeper into reclaimed wood for windows in Boston 2. Use Reclaimed Wood on Walls If it’s the casual, rustic look of the outdoors you want in your home, reclaimed wood [[brings it inside like nothing else|delivers it in the way only natural resources can|will provide it as few other décor choices do|can bring it in with remarkable effectiveness|has more of it to offer than just about any other wood option. Reclaimed wood paneling invigorates a wall without overpowering it and imparts a warm atmosphere to the room. No matter if you have a TV, bookcase, fireplace, or artwork you want highlighted in a room, a reclaimed wood wall will look stunning behind it and give you precisely the effect you’re after. 3. Used Reclaimed Wood for Floors Looking to redo a floor in your house? Any wood flooring can impart warmth to a room, but flooring of reclaimed wood has a singular beauty perfected in the time – typically decades – the wood has been outside. Whether you like the great outdoors or just like the look of weathered wood, you’ll be blown over by what a reclaimed wood floor can do to make your home feel new again. 4. Dress Up Your Cabinets with Reclaimed Wood Because of the greater availability of reclaimed wood, now is the perfect time to make over your kitchen cabinets. It’s the natural way to improve the warmth and congeniality of your kitchen|make your kitchen the warm, inviting haven you’ve always thought it could be. Every panel of reclaimed wood tells a compelling tale – of considerable time hidden away in an old building, maybe, or in the crumbling structure of a barn or fence. And a piece of that story 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 Tabletops partially or completely made of reclaimed wood can lend a modern, totally novel look to your dining room or home office. Match the subtle, natural hues of reclaimed wood with your décor to create a pleasing, well-orchestrated look that satisfies you – at the same time it “wows” your guests! 6. Reclaimed Wood and Bookcases Aside from what else we might cherish 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 pleasing variety is both differentiated and complemented in bookcases of genuine wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, because of their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other traits, become an especially unusual, one-of-a-kind showcase. 7. Picture Frames of Reclaimed Wood The rustic, natural look of reclaimed wood is just so appropriate for picture frames. Use it to showcase your favorite artwork and personal photos in a decidedly eye-catching manner. What’s just as worth pointing out is that frames of reclaimed wood can be put together in a variety of styles, so they’ll complement almost any look you’ve established for your home. 8. Redo Your Headboard in Reclaimed Wood Nothing can revitalize the ambiance of a bedroom like a ingeniously designed and constructed headboard. It’s anybody’s guess today as to whether homeowners want their headboard fixed to the bed or attached to the wall behind the bed. Either way, a headboard made of reclaimed wood planking can be quite beautiful. It’s natural tones and imperfections lend themselves to a multiplicity of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, your imagination can definitely take off, letting you achieve the headboard of your dreams! Find Your Inspiration in Reclaimed Wood Our goal was to inspire you with these 8 ideas for using reclaimed wood. As you might expect, though, we have a great many more ideas – ideas that marvellously underscore the beauty of the reclaimed wood shutters we alone make so readily available in Boston. Our team would be delighted to show you samples of our shutters, answer your questions, and give you additional design ideas. Call us at 781-352-2205 to arrange your free in-home design consultation at your first opportunity!