Incorporating reclaimed wood into your home is an eco-conscious trend that has gained much popularity over the recent years. Whether you want to create a rustic feel to your home or you want to balance modern materials with natural ones, there are many ways you can utilize reclaimed wood – both functionally and aesthetically. The kitchen is arguably the most used area in our homes, with many different surfaces to explore the use of this natural material. Here are 10 ways to use reclaimed wood in your kitchen.
An island countertop in every kitchen is a statement in itself. Make your kitchen warm and inviting by using reclaimed wood as your island countertop material. The natural veins and surfaces of reclaimed wood boasts so much character – and when finished with a varnish, would make for a beautiful focal piece.
When an island countertop is not an option in your kitchen design, consider using reclaimed wood for your kitchen countertops. Pairing an entirely white kitchen design with earthy reclaimed wood countertops creates a natural two-tone design (and two-tone is kitchen trend for 2020!).
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If rustic is on your kitchen design wish list, a good option to achieve this look is to use reclaimed wood for your kitchen cabinetry. What’s beautiful about reclaimed wood is not only how the material looks in its natural state, but also its versatility by achieving different tones by staining and treating the wood.
Another option to consider is incorporating reclaimed wood shelving into your kitchen design. Shelving allows for warm, rustic and natural accents to be incorporated into your space, without having to fully commit to a rustic or cottage-like feel.
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Forget about the wood wall panelling found in the basements of our childhood homes. Using a material like reclaimed wood for wall panelling in your kitchen design can create a contemporary and even modern look when executed with a thoughtful design.
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If you don’t wish to use the standard drywall as your ceiling material in your kitchen, think about using reclaimed wood instead. The natural material will give your kitchen’s ceiling an interesting, cottage-like look.
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Using reclaimed wood for flooring is a gorgeous way to create a stunning kitchen design. If you have a bigger renovation project on your hands, repeating the same flooring throughout all rooms in your home is a great way of creating a unified and clean look. And what better way to use a renewable resource?
To further reduce the environmental hazard of creating new materials that could potentially end up in the landfill, consider a light fixture that incorporates reclaimed wood. This could be a great opportunity to create a DIY or custom fixture that is unique to your kitchen.
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If incorporating rustic accents is what you’re looking to achieve, using reclaimed wood in your seating is both aesthetically and functionally pleasing. Seating options include chairs, stools and benches, all of which would add the perfect rustic accent in your kitchen.
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When you don’t want to commit to your kitchen design hardware being entirely in reclaimed wood, a great option to adding this environmentally friendly resource is to create or invest in reclaimed wood accessories. From cutting boards and serving trays to storage bins and foot stools, reclaimed wood is a versatile material.
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