8 Uses for Reclaimed Wood in Your Nashville Home02/04/2016Stefano Diotaiuti This may come as a revelation to you, but reclaimed wood has really caught the fancy of Nashville residents, who by all accounts gravitate toward its natural look and the positive effect it has on their home décor. It’s become a trendsetting way of upcycling weathered wood and fully showcasing your personal style. Reclaimed wood products draw one’s gaze whether on a wall, your cabinets, or – imagine it! – your windows. Want to know the best way to employ reclaimed wood? We‘ve got 8 great ideas for you – each and every one applied to marvelous effect in Nashville homes. 1. Windows of Reclaimed Wood It’s about time: that window treatment of reclaimed wood you’ve been wishing for is now readily available to you. Sunburst Shutters now offers a plantation shutter fashioned from certified reclaimed wood. We partnered with Stikwood, an FSC-certified company, to provide the finest reclaimed wood from which to construct these shutters. As a matter of fact, Sunburst is the only company offering reclaimed wood shutters in the Nashville area. We got our hands on the reclaimed wood you love and used it to create a louvered shutter that’s just as appealing for its functionality as it is for its beauty. 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 artistic accomplishments in their own right. And Sunburst ensures that they are. You’ll find that their smooth, simple operation is as winning as their appearance. Tilt the louvers open to bring a little light inside. And tilt them closed to enjoy fully the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. Don’t simply take our word for it, though. There’s a good deal more to find out about reclaimed wood for windows in Nashville. Be adventurous! 2. Use Reclaimed Wood on Walls Nothing brings the outside inside as wonderfully as a reclaimed wood wall. Reclaimed wood paneling accentuates your wall and adds a homey ambiance to the room. It makes no difference whether you have a TV, bookcase, fireplace, or artwork to offset, a reclaimed wood wall will look fantastic behind it and create the very effect you’ve sought. 3. Redo Your Floors in Reclaimed Wood Want to redo a floor in your house? Any wood flooring can impart warmth to a room, but flooring of reclaimed wood has a unique beauty borne of the time – typically decades – the wood has been outside. Whether you’re a bona fide nature lover or someone who’s simply drawn to the look and feel of weathered wood, you’ll be thrilled with what a reclaimed wood floor can do to make your home feel new again. 4. Dress Up Your Cabinets with Reclaimed Wood What better excuse could you find to enhance the look of your kitchen cabinets now that superior-quality reclaimed wood is so readily available? It’s the natural way to revive your whole kitchen. Every panel of reclaimed wood conveys an amazing tale – of decades during which it languished in a forgotten building, [perhaps|maybe|for instance|for example]211], or as part of a fallen barn or fence. And a trace of that narrative will endure in your reclaimed wood cabinets, coming to mind at such times when you’re around them. 5. Reclaimed Wood Makes a Great Table A tabletop built of reclaimed wood can impart a trendy, totally unique look to your dining room or home office. Unite the wood tones with your overall interior design for a cohesive look that satisfies you – while it leaves your guests in stunned admiration! 6. Reclaimed Wood and Bookcases Forget for a moment what else we might find attractive about them, books make marvelous 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 pleasant variety is both distinguished and unified in bookcases of genuine wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, given their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other traits, become a particularly unusual, one-of-a-kind furnishing. 7. Reclaimed Wood and Picture Frames The plain, natural look of reclaimed wood is perfectly suited for picture frames. Use it to showcase your favorite artwork and personal photos in a most distinctive manner. It’s worth noting, too, that frames of reclaimed wood can be designed in a wide range of styles, thus they’ll complement practically any décor. 8. Redo Your Headboard in Reclaimed Wood There’s little that can refresh the look of a bedroom like a intelligently designed and constructed headboard. Today, when renovating, homeowners are just as apt to rig a headboard to the wall behind their bed as they are to fix one directly to the bed itself. However you prefer it, a headboard made of reclaimed wood planking can be particularly stunning. It’s natural hues and imperfections lend themselves to a broad range of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, there are no limits on your imagination to get in the way of you designing the headboard that dreams are made of! Inspiration Comes Easy with Reclaimed Wood It’s our hope that we’ve inspired you with these 8 ideas for getting the most out of reclaimed wood. As you might expect, though, we have plenty of other ideas kicking around – ideas that so eloquently accentuate the beauty of the reclaimed wood shutters only we provide in Nashville. Our professionals would be pleased to show you samples of our shutters, answer your questions, and help you explore a range of other superb design ideas. Give us a call at 615-236-8530 to schedule your free in-home design consultation at your convenience!