8 Uses for Reclaimed Wood in Your Colorado Springs Home02/04/2016Gary Harding This may come as a revelation to you, but reclaimed wood has really caught the fancy of Colorado Springs people, who apparently have a passion for its natural look and the beauty it brings to their home décor. It’s proving to be a desirable way to repurpose weathered wood and gloriously express your individual style. Reclaimed wood products draw one’s gaze whether you use it on a wall, your cabinets, or – yes! – your windows. Want some tips on using reclaimed wood to your best advantage? We have 8 incredible ideas for you – all applied to wonderful effect in Colorado Springs homes. 1. Reclaimed Wood and Windows Now here’s a first you’ll love: reclaimed wood is at last available to you as a window treatment. Sunburst Shutters now offers a plantation shutter made from certified reclaimed wood. We joined with Stikwood, an FSC-certified company, to provide reclaimed wood of the finest quality from which to construct these shutters. In truth, Sunburst is the lone company providing reclaimed wood shutters in the Colorado Springs area. We took the reclaimed wood you love and used it to engineer a louvered shutter that’s incredibly beautiful and remarkably functional at the same time. Reclaimed wood can be a window treatment like no other. You’ve got a head start, for sure, when your reclaimed wood shutters are artistic accomplishments in their own right. And Sunburst makes sure they are. You’ll appreciate their smooth, simple operation as well as their look. Tilt the louvers open to brighten up the room’s interior. And tilt them closed to accentuate the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. Discover more about reclaimed wood for windows in Colorado Springs 2. Walls of Reclaimed Wood Nothing brings the outside in as wonderfully as a reclaimed wood wall. Reclaimed wood paneling makes your wall distinctive and adds a homey atmosphere to the room. It doesn’t matter if you have a bookcase, fireplace, artwork, or TV to dramatize, a reclaimed wood wall will look beautiful behind it and create just the effect you you want. 3. Redo Your Floors in Reclaimed Wood Want to redo a floor in your house? All kinds of wood flooring can lend warmth to a room, but flooring of reclaimed wood has a singular beauty reflective of the time – generally decades – the wood has remained in its natural habitat. Whether you like the great outdoors or just like the appearance of weathered wood, you’ll be ecstatic about what a reclaimed wood floor can do to enhance your home. 4. Reclaimed Wood and Cabinets Now’s the time to give your kitchen cabinets a sprucing up with reclaimed wood. It’s the natural way to improve the warmth and congeniality of your kitchen|make your kitchen the warm, inviting haven you’ve always wanted it to be. Every panel of reclaimed wood evokes a fascinating tale – of long years [[spent in an old building, for instance, or as part of a barn or fence. And a bit of that story will endure in your reclaimed wood cabinets, coming to mind at such times when you and others admire them. 5. Reclaimed Wood and Tables A tabletop built of reclaimed wood can lend a modern, totally novel look to your dining room or home office. Marry the wood tones with your overall interior design for a harmonious look that comforts you – at the same time it awes your guests! 6. Using Reclaimed Wood for Bookcases Aside from what else we might think about them, books make great decorative pieces. Arrange a book or selection of books on a coffee table or end table, on a bookshelf, or in a big bookcase, and they’ll inevitably draw the eye. Their pleasant variety is both called out and harmonized in bookcases of real wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, given their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other markings, create a particularly unusual, one-of-a-kind showcase. 7. Reclaimed Wood and Picture Frames The understated, natural look of reclaimed wood is wonderfully apt for picture frames. It’s just what’s needed to show off your favorite artwork and important photos in a decidedly impressive manner. It’s worth noting, too, that frames of reclaimed wood can be assembled in a wide range of styles, thus they’ll complement practically any look you’ve established for your home. 8. Reclaimed Wood for a Headboard Nothing can revive the ambiance of a bedroom like a skillfully designed and constructed headboard. It’s a tossup anymore as to whether homeowners have their headboard attached to the bed or attached to the wall behind the bed. Whichever way works best for you, a headboard constructed of reclaimed wood planking can be quite beautiful. It’s natural hues and imperfections lend themselves to a seemingly infinite number of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, you’ll find you have no limits on your imagination to to stop you from achieving the headboard that dreams are made of! Find Your Inspiration in Reclaimed Wood Our goal was to inspire you with these 8 ideas for using reclaimed wood. Of course, we have so many other ideas to share – ideas that work beautifully with the reclaimed wood shutters we alone offer in Colorado Springs. All of us here will gladly show you samples of our shutters, answer your questions, and provide you with many other design ideas. Call us at 303-625-6431 to schedule your free in-home design consultation at your convenience!