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8 Ideas for Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Boston Home

February 04, 2016

Boston residents make no bones about wanting reclaimed wood and how its unique attributes enhance their home décor – inside and out. It’s making definite inroads as a desirable way to upcycle weathered wood and, at the same time showcase your personal style. Reclaimed wood products capture the eye whether on a wall, your cabinets, or – imagine it! – your windows. Want to know how best to employ reclaimed wood? We’ve come up with 8 great ideas for you – all applied to wonderful effect in Boston homes.

1.Reclaimed Wood and Windows

For the first time ever, you can easily own reclaimed wood as a window treatment. Sunburst Shutters now offers a plantation shutter created from reclaimed wood of the finest quality. As you’ll surely discover, Sunburst is the only company providing reclaimed wood shutters in the Boston area. We got our hands on the reclaimed wood you like and used it to engineer a louvered shutter that’s just as appealing for its functionality as it is for its beauty.

Reclaimed wood shutters in Boston 

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 admit more light. And tilt them closed to enjoy fully the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. Discover more about reclaimed wood for windows in Boston

2. Use Reclaimed Wood on Walls

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 cozy atmosphere to the room. No matter if you have a TV, bookcase, fireplace, or artwork you want to show off, a reclaimed wood wall will look gorgeous behind it and give you just the effect you’re after.

3. Reclaimed Wood and Floors

Want to redo a floor in your house? Wood flooring of any kind can lend warmth to a room, but flooring of reclaimed wood has a unique beauty perfected in the time – generally 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

What better time could present itself to enhance the look of your kitchen cabinets now that better-quality reclaimed wood is so easy to obtain? It’s the natural way to improve the warmth and congeniality of your kitchen. Every panel of reclaimed wood tells an amazing 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 add a modern, emphatically different touch 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 fulfills your expectations – at the same time it “wows” your guests!

6. Reclaimed Wood and Bookcases

Forget for a moment what else we might find attractive about them, books make great decorative pieces. Set a book or selection of books on a coffee table or end table, on a bookshelf, or in a big bookcase, and they’ll surely capture the attention of guests. Their pleasing variety is both differentiated and brought together in bookcases of real wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, because of their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other traits, are an especially unusual, one-of-a-kind showcase.

7. Picture Frames of Reclaimed Wood

The muted, natural look of reclaimed wood is just so appropriate for picture frames. Use it to showcase your favorite artwork and most cherished photos in a decidedly eye-catching manner. What’s just as noteworthy that frames of reclaimed wood can be put together in a variety of styles, so they’ll complement almost any interior design.

8. Redo Your Headboard in Reclaimed Wood

Nothing can revitalize the ambiance of a bedroom like a cleverly designed and constructed headboard. These days, when renovating, homeowners are just as likely to attach 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 quite breathtaking. It’s natural tones and imperfections lend themselves to a multiplicity of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, your design sense can truly take off, letting you create the headboard of your dreams!

Get Reclaimed Wood Inspiration

Our goal was to inspire you with these 8 ideas for making use of reclaimed wood. As you might expect, though, we have lots of other ideas as well – ideas that work beautifully with 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 provide you with additional design ideas. Contact us at 781-352-2205 to arrange your free in-home design consultation at your first opportunity!