8 Ideas for Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Salt Lake City Home02/04/2016Matt Thelander This might come as a revelation to you, but reclaimed wood is all the rage with Salt Lake City residents, who by all accounts appreciate its natural look and how it spruces up their home décor. It’s a trendsetting way to upcycle weathered wood and gloriously unleash your one-of-a-kind style. Reclaimed wood products tend to make a favorable impression whether on a wall, your cabinets, or – imagine it! – your windows. Looking for some suggestions on how to ensure that reclaimed wood fulfills your decorating objectives? We’ve gathered 8 sensational ideas for you – all applied to marvelous effect in Salt Lake City homes. 1. Use Reclaimed Wood on Your Windows For the first time ever, you can easily own reclaimed wood as a window treatment. Sunburst Shutters now offers a plantation shutter formed from the best-quality reclaimed wood. To be sure, Sunburst is the lone company offering you reclaimed wood shutters in the Salt Lake City area. We searched high and low for the reclaimed wood you want and used it to create a louvered shutter that’s both beautiful and functional. Reclaimed wood can make for a most unique window treatment. You’ve got a head start, for sure, when your reclaimed wood shutters are a masterpiece in themselves. And Sunburst makes sure they are. You’ll see that their smooth, simple operation is as gratifying as their look. Tilt the louvers open to let more light in. And tilt them closed to accentuate the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. Don’t just take our word for it, though. There’s so much more to learn about reclaimed wood for windows in Salt Lake City. Explore! 2. Walls of Reclaimed Wood Bring the outside in with a reclaimed wood wall. Reclaimed wood paneling makes your wall distinctive and adds a comforting ambiance to the room. It doesn’t matter if you have a fireplace, artwork, TV, or bookcase you want highlighted in a room, a reclaimed wood wall will look beautiful behind it and give you the very effect you seek. 3. Redo Your Floors in Reclaimed Wood Been thinking about redoing 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 so much dependent on the time – usually decades – the wood has spent in its natural outdoor environment. Whether you’re partial to being outside in nature or merely one who likes the look of weathered wood, you’ll be blown over by what a reclaimed wood floor can do to make your home come alive. 4. Reclaimed Wood and Cabinets On account of the greater availability of reclaimed wood, this may be the perfect time to re-do your kitchen cabinets. It’s the natural way to revive your entire kitchen. Every panel of reclaimed wood tells a fascinating tale – of decades hidden away in an old building, for instance, or in the crumbling structure of a barn or fence. And something of that story will remain in your reclaimed wood cabinets, coming to mind at such times when you see them. 5. Reclaimed Wood for Tables Tabletops partially or completely made of reclaimed wood can add a modern, assuredly novel touch to your dining room or home office. Meld the subtle, natural hues of reclaimed wood with your overall interior design for a harmonious look that comforts you – as it blows your guests away! 6. Bookcases of Reclaimed Wood Aside from what other things we might find attractive about them, books make excellent decorative pieces. Set a book or group of books on a coffee table or end table, on a bookshelf, or in a big bookcase, and they’re certain to make a good impression. Their charming variety is both called out and complemented in bookcases of natural wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, due to their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other traits, become a particularly attention-getting, one-of-a-kind showcase. 7. Pics “Pop” in Frames of Reclaimed Wood The muted, natural look of reclaimed wood is perfectly suited for picture frames. It’s just what’s needed to show off your favorite artwork and personal photos in a uniquely exciting manner. Note also that frames of reclaimed wood can be constructed in a variety of styles, so they’ll harmonize with almost any interior design. 8. Redo Your Headboard in Reclaimed Wood Not much can refresh the appearance of a bedroom like a ingeniously designed and constructed headboard. There’s no single way, of course, to attach a headboard. It can be – and often is – fastened in some way to the bed itself. But a fair number of homeowners these days like to have it fixed to the wall behind their bed. However you want it, a headboard created using reclaimed wood planking can be extraordinarily beautiful. It’s natural hues and effects of weathering are easily adapted to a broad range of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, you can loosen up your design sense to make the headboard you’ve dreamed about a reality! Inspiration Comes Easy with Reclaimed Wood Our goal was to inspire you with these 8 ideas for getting the most out of reclaimed wood. Of course, we have so many other ideas to share – ideas that marvelously underscore the beauty of the reclaimed wood shutters we alone provide in Salt Lake City. Our professionals will be more than happy to show you samples of our shutters, answer your questions, and provide you with a range of other superb design ideas. Call us at 801-515-3598 to set up your free in-home design consultation at your convenience!