8 Great Applications for Reclaimed Wood in Your Cincinnati Home02/04/2016Lisa Renee Nieberding This might come as a revelation to you, but reclaimed wood is finding all kinds of uses with Cincinnati residents, who apparently gravitate toward its natural look and what it does for their home décor. It’s proving to be a desirable way to upcycle weathered wood and, at the same time unleash your personal style. Reclaimed wood products stand out whether on a wall, your cabinets, or – yes! – your windows. Want to know the best way to use reclaimed wood? We‘ve got 8 great ideas for you – every one of them applied to marvelous effect in Cincinnati homes. 1. Reclaimed Wood for Windows Now here’s a first you’ll appreciate: reclaimed wood is at last available to you in a window treatment. Sunburst Shutters now offers a plantation shutter formed from certified reclaimed wood. We joined with Stikwood, an FSC-certified company, to provide the finest reclaimed wood from which to produce these shutters. As you’ll surely discover, Sunburst is the sole company providing reclaimed wood shutters in the Cincinnati area. We found the reclaimed wood you like and used it to create a louvered shutter that’s as functional as it is beautiful. Reclaimed wood can make for a most unique window treatment. You know you’re ahead of the game, certainly, when your reclaimed wood shutters are viewed by many as valid artistic pieces in and of themselves. And Sunburst makes sure they are. You’ll discover there’s just as much to like about their operation as there is to like about their look. Tilt the louvers open to bring a little light inside. And tilt them closed to accentuate the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. If we’ve heightened your interest, you’ll want to look deeper into reclaimed wood for windows in Cincinnati 2. Redo Your Walls with Reclaimed Wood Bring the outside in with a reclaimed wood wall. Reclaimed wood paneling turns your wall into a quiet but compelling showpiece and adds a casually convivial feel to the room. No matter if you have a bookcase, fireplace, artwork, or TV to complement, a reclaimed wood wall will look amazing behind it and produce the very effect you you desire. 3. Floors of Reclaimed Wood Been thinking about redoing a floor in your house? Lots of wood flooring can make a room feel warmer, but flooring of reclaimed wood has a unique beauty borne of the time – generally decades – the wood has remained outdoors. Whether you’re a bona fide nature lover or someone who’s simply drawn to the appearance of weathered wood, you’ll be blown over by what a reclaimed wood floor can do to revitalize your home. 4. Use Reclaimed Wood in Cabinets What better excuse could present itself to enhance the look of your kitchen cabinets now that better-quality reclaimed wood is so well within your grasp? It’s the natural way to revive your entire kitchen. Every panel of reclaimed wood evokes an incredible story – of decades [[spent in an old building, maybe, or as part of a barn or fence. And a piece of that story will linger on in your reclaimed wood cabinets, called forth each time you reach into them. 5. Reclaimed Wood Makes a Great Table Tabletops partially or completely made of reclaimed wood can lend a modern, emphatically unique ambiance to your dining room or home office. Meld the subtle, natural hues of reclaimed wood with your décor scheme for a cohesive look that comforts you – while it takes your guests’ breath away! 6. Your Bookcases Cry Out for Reclaimed Wood Apart from the value we assign them otherwise, books make fantastic decorative pieces. Leather, vinyl, buckram, or paperbound books and those with colorful dust jackets look good on a coffee or end table, on a bookshelf, or in a large bookcase. Their charming variety is both called out and harmonized in bookcases of real wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, with their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other markings, create a decidedly distinctive, one-of-a-kind showcase. 7. Reclaimed Wood and Picture Frames The muted, natural look of reclaimed wood is perfect for picture frames. Use it to showcase your favorite artwork and most cherished photos in a most elegant manner. Note also that frames of reclaimed wood can be fashioned in a multitude of styles, so they’ll match just about any look you’ve established for your home. 8. Use Reclaimed Wood for Your Headboard There’s little that can lift the look of a bedroom like a smartly designed and constructed headboard. There’s no prescribed way, of course, to affix a headboard. It can be – and often is – attached to the bed itself. But many people these days like to have it attached to the wall behind their bed. Either way, a headboard created using reclaimed wood planking can be undeniably beautiful. It’s natural hues and imperfections lend themselves to a diverse number of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, there are no limits on your imagination to to stop you from designing the headboard that dreams are made of! Let Reclaimed Wood Revitalize Your Design Sense Our goal was to inspire you with these 8 ideas for making use of reclaimed wood. Of course, we have even more ideas for you – ideas that marvellously underscore the beauty of the reclaimed wood shutters only we make so readily available in Cincinnati. Our team would be delighted to show you samples of our shutters, answer your questions, and provide you with a range of other superb design ideas. Contact us at 513-216-9740 to arrange your free in-home design consultation at your convenience!