8 Ways to Use Reclaimed Wood in Your Detroit Home02/04/2016Steve Hill Detroit people are wild about the look of reclaimed wood. It’s a trendsetting way of upgrading weathered wood and, at the same time unleashing your individual style. Reclaimed wood products are genuine eye-catchers whether on a wall, your cabinets, or – imagine it! – your windows. Looking for a few suggestions on how to ensure that reclaimed wood fulfills your decorating objectives? We’ve gathered 8 fantastic ideas for you – every one of them applied to wonderful effect in Detroit homes. 1. Reclaimed Wood for Windows Believe it! This is a first: reclaimed wood – that décor option you’ve long wanted to incorporate in your home – is now, at last, available to you in a stunning window treatment. Sunburst Shutters now offers a plantation shutter formed from certified reclaimed wood. We partnered with Stikwood, an FSC-certified company, to provide superb reclaimed wood of vibrant character from which to build these shutters. As you’ll surely discover, Sunburst is the lone company offering reclaimed wood shutters in the Detroit area. We got our hands on the reclaimed wood you like and used it to create a louvered shutter that’s not only beautiful but functional. Reclaimed wood can become the makings for a window treatment that’s wholly original. It helps, of course, when your reclaimed wood shutters are themselves works of art. And Sunburst makes sure they are. You’ll be thrilled by their smooth, simple operation as well as their look. Tilt the louvers open to let in more light. And tilt them closed to better reveal the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. Don’t just take our word for it, though. There’s a good deal more to find out about reclaimed wood for windows in Detroit. Dig deeper! 2. Redo Your Walls with Reclaimed Wood Bring the outside in with a reclaimed wood wall. Reclaimed wood paneling invigorates a wall without overpowering it and lends a cozy atmosphere to the room. No matter if you have a fireplace, artwork, TV, or bookcase to complement, a reclaimed wood wall will look fantastic behind it and provide precisely the effect you you desire. 3. Reclaimed Wood and Floors Want to redo a floor in your house? Lots of wood flooring can warm up a room, but flooring of reclaimed wood has a unique beauty perfected in the time – usually decades – the wood has been left outside to endure the effects of nature. Regardless of whether you’re partial to being outside in nature or merely one who likes the look and feel of weathered wood, you’ll be ecstatic about what a reclaimed wood floor can do to make your home feel new again. 4. Reclaimed Wood for Cabinets Now’s the time to give your kitchen cabinets a makeover with reclaimed wood. It’s the natural way to revive your whole kitchen. Every panel of reclaimed wood conveys an incredible tale – of considerable time [[spent in an old building, for example, or as part of a barn or fence. And a trace of that story will endure in your reclaimed wood cabinets, called forth whenever you reach into them. 5. Reclaimed Wood and Tables Tabletops built of reclaimed wood can add a ultra-current, decidedly different look to your dining room or home office. Partner the wood tones with your overall interior design to achieve a consistent, agreeable look that comforts you – while it blows your guests away! 6. Using Reclaimed Wood for Bookcases Apart from the value we assign them otherwise, books make wonderful decorative pieces. Leather, vinyl, buckram, or paperbound books and those with colorful dust jackets look great on a coffee or end table, on a bookshelf, or in a large bookcase. Their charming variety is both distinguished and harmonized in bookcases of genuine wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, with their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other telling features, prove to be a particularly unusual, one-of-a-kind furnishing. 7. Reclaimed Wood as a Frame The understated, natural look of reclaimed wood is perfectly suited for picture frames. Use it to showcase your favorite artwork and important photos in a uniquely splendid manner. What’s just as worth pointing out is that frames of reclaimed wood can be crafted in a plethora of styles, so they’ll match nearly any décor scheme. 8. Use Reclaimed Wood for Your Headboard There’s little that can revive the look of a bedroom like a intelligently designed and constructed headboard. There’s no best way, mind you, to attach a headboard. It can be – and often is – fastened in some way to the bed itself. But a fair number of homeowners today like to have it fixed to the wall behind their bed. Whichever way works best for you, a headboard created using reclaimed wood planking can be quite gorgeous. It’s natural hues and effects of weathering make it work for an expansive range of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, you can let your imagination loose to create the headboard you’ve dreamed about! Let Reclaimed Wood Revitalize Your Design Sense It’s our hope that we’ve inspired you with these 8 ideas for making use of reclaimed wood. That said, we have plenty of other ideas kicking around – ideas that pair exquisitely with the reclaimed wood shutters only we offer in Detroit. Our people stand ready to show you samples of our shutters, answer your questions, and provide you with many other design ideas. Give us a call at 248-429-9294 to schedule your free in-home design consultation at your first opportunity!