8 Ways to Use Reclaimed Wood in Your Fort Myers Home02/04/2016Charlie Cole and Brady Parker This might be news to you, but reclaimed wood is really catching on with Fort Myers people, who by all accounts admire its natural look and how it spruces up their home décor. It’s making definite inroads as a desirable way of repurposing weathered wood and, at the same time expressing your one-of-a-kind style. Reclaimed wood products draw one’s gaze whether on a wall, your cabinets, or even your windows. Think you’d benefit from some tips on using of reclaimed wood? We’ve selected 8 great ideas for you – all applied to wonderful effect in Fort Myers homes. 1. Reclaimed Wood and 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 certified reclaimed wood. We joined with Stikwood, an FSC-certified company, to provide the finest reclaimed wood from which to build these shutters. As a matter of fact, Sunburst is the lone company providing reclaimed wood shutters in the Fort Myers area. We searched high and low for the reclaimed wood you like and used it to engineer a louvered shutter that’s as functional as it is beautiful. 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 sees to it they are. You’ll be thrilled by their smooth, simple operation as well as their appearance. Tilt the louvers open to admit more light. And tilt them closed to better reveal the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. Don’t simply take our word for it, though. There’s so much more to discover about reclaimed wood for windows in Fort Myers. Take a look! 2. Reclaimed Wood and Walls Nothing brings the outside into your home as wonderfully as a reclaimed wood wall. Reclaimed wood paneling invigorates a wall without overpowering it and imparts a comforting atmosphere to the room. It doesn’t matter if you have a fireplace, artwork, TV, or bookcase to accentuate, a reclaimed wood wall will look fantastic behind it and provide just the effect you seek. 3. Redo Your Floors in Reclaimed Wood Been thinking about redoing a floor in your house? Lots of wood flooring can lend warmth to a room, but flooring of reclaimed wood has an unparalleled beauty borne of the time – typically decades – the wood has been outside. Regardless of whether you love the outdoors or simply love the look and feel of weathered wood, you’ll be thrilled with what a reclaimed wood floor can do to beautify your home. 4. Dress Up Your Cabinets with Reclaimed Wood On account of the greater availability of reclaimed wood, you couldn’t find a more opportune time to re-do your kitchen cabinets. It’s the natural way to improve the warmth and congeniality of your kitchen|make your kitchen the warm, inviting haven you’ve always longed for it to be. Every panel of reclaimed wood conveys a compelling tale – of many years hidden away in an old building, for instance, or in the crumbling structure of a barn or fence. And a trace of that story will live on in your reclaimed wood cabinets, coming to mind at such times when you lay eyes on them. 5. Reclaimed Wood for Tables Tabletops partially or completely made of reclaimed wood can add a ultra-current, totally fresh look to your dining room or home office. Match the subtle, natural hues of reclaimed wood with your décor scheme for a cohesive look that satisfies your creative vision – as it “wows” your guests! 6. Reclaimed Wood and Bookcases Aside from what other things we might hold dear about them, books make fantastic 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 pleasing variety is both distinguished and unified in bookcases of genuine wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, due to their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other telling features, are a particularly distinctive, one-of-a-kind furnishing. 7. Reclaimed Wood as a Frame The rustic, natural look of reclaimed wood is perfectly suited for picture frames. It actually can enhance your favorite artwork and personal photos in a uniquely distinctive manner. Note also that frames of reclaimed wood can be designed in a multitude of styles, thus they’ll complement almost any décor scheme. 8. Redo Your Headboard in Reclaimed Wood There’s little that can revive the ambiance of a bedroom like a cleverly designed and constructed headboard. There’s no single way, of course, to affix a headboard. It can be – and often is – attached to the bed itself. But a good many people nowadays prefer it attached to the wall behind their bed. Either way, a headboard adapted from reclaimed wood planking can be especially gorgeous. It’s natural hues and weathered features lend themselves to an expansive range of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, you’ll discover there aren’t any 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. Of course, we have a great many more ideas – ideas that marvellously underscore the beauty of the reclaimed wood shutters we alone provide in Fort Myers. Our team will gladly show you samples of our shutters, answer your questions, and give you lots of other great design ideas. Give us a call at 239-208-6577 to set up your free in-home design consultation at your convenience!