8 Great Applications for Reclaimed Wood in Your Hartford Home02/04/2016Holly Perron This could very well be news to you, but reclaimed wood is really catching on with Hartford residents, who by all accounts gravitate toward its natural look and what it does for their home décor. It’s emerged as a desirable way of upcycling weathered wood and fully expressing your one-of-a-kind style. Reclaimed wood products stand out whether it’s part of a wall, your cabinets, or – imagine it! – your windows. Need a little reclaimed wood inspiration? We put together 8 great ideas for you – all applied to gorgeous effect in Hartford homes. 1. Windows of Reclaimed Wood For the first time ever, you can have reclaimed wood as a window treatment. Sunburst Shutters now offers a plantation shutter made from certified reclaimed wood. We partnered with Stikwood, an FSC-certified company, to provide superb reclaimed wood of vibrant character from which to produce these shutters. As a matter of fact, Sunburst is the only company providing reclaimed wood shutters in the Hartford area. We searched high and low for the reclaimed wood you love and used it to give you a louvered shutter that’s as functional as it is beautiful. Reclaimed wood can become the makings for a window treatment that’s wholly original. It helps, of course, when your reclaimed wood shutters are artistic accomplishments in their own right. And Sunburst sees to it they are. You’ll discover there’s as much to love about their operation as there is to love about their soft, natural beauty. Tilt the louvers open to let more light in. And tilt them closed to enjoy fully the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. Discover more about reclaimed wood for windows in Hartford 2. Use Reclaimed Wood on Walls Nothing brings the outside in as magically as a reclaimed wood wall. Reclaimed wood paneling accentuates your wall and imparts a comforting atmosphere to the room. Whether you have a fireplace, artwork, TV, or bookcase to dramatize, a reclaimed wood wall will look fantastic behind it and produce just the effect you you desire. 3. Used Reclaimed Wood for Floors Want to redo a floor in your house? Wood flooring of just about any type can warm up a room, but flooring of reclaimed wood has a unique beauty borne of the time – usually decades – the wood has been outside. No matter if you love the outdoors or simply love the appearance of weathered wood, you’ll be blown over by what a reclaimed wood floor can do to take your home to a whole new level. 4. Cabinets of Reclaimed Wood What better time could present itself to re-do your kitchen cabinets now that superior-quality reclaimed wood is so popular and easily accessible? It’s the natural way to revitalize your kitchen completely. Every panel of reclaimed wood evokes a rich tale – of decades [[spent in an old building, perhaps, or as part of a barn or fence. And something of that tale will live on in your reclaimed wood cabinets, coming to mind at such times when you and others admire them. 5. Reclaimed Wood Makes a Great Table Tabletops incorporating or wholly consisting of reclaimed wood can lend a ultra-current, assuredly unique ambiance to your dining room or home office. Partner the reclaimed wood’s natural tones and textures with your overall interior design to achieve a consistent, agreeable look that satisfies your creative vision – while it takes your guests’ breath away! 6. Using Reclaimed Wood for Bookcases No matter what other things we might think about them, books make fantastic decorative pieces. Place a book or selection of books on a coffee table or end table, on a bookshelf, or in a big bookcase, and they’re certain to draw the eye. Their charming variety is both called out and harmonized in bookcases of natural wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, due to their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other markings, become an especially eye-filling, one-of-a-kind furnishing. 7. Pics “Pop” in Frames of Reclaimed Wood The muted, natural look of reclaimed wood is just so appropriate for picture frames. It actually can enhance your favorite artwork and personal photos in a most impressive manner. What’s just as worth pointing out is that frames of reclaimed wood can be crafted in a wide range of styles, so they’ll complement nearly any look you’ve established for your home. 8. Reclaimed Wood and Headboards Few things can lift the look of a bedroom like a smartly designed and constructed headboard. There’s no best way, as you might expect, to affix a headboard. It can be – and often is – fastened in some way to the bed itself. But many homeowners nowadays like to have it fastened to the wall behind their bed. Whichever way works best for you, a headboard adapted from reclaimed wood planking can be especially gorgeous. It’s natural coloring and weathered features make it well suited to a diverse number of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, you can let your imagination loose to make the headboard you’ve dreamed about a reality! Inspiration Comes Easy with Reclaimed Wood We hope we’ve inspired you with these 8 ideas for getting the most out of reclaimed wood. That said, we have plenty of other ideas kicking around – ideas that so eloquently accentuate the beauty of the reclaimed wood shutters we alone make so readily available in Hartford. Our team will be more than happy to show you samples of our shutters, answer your questions, and give you a range of other superb design ideas. Give us a call at 860-266-5459 to set up your free in-home design consultation today!