8 Ideas for Using Reclaimed Wood in Your San Jose Home02/04/2016Curtis Orton This may be news to you, but reclaimed wood is finding all kinds of uses with San Jose residents, who by all accounts have a passion for its natural look and the positive effect it has on their home décor. It’s a fashionable way to upgrade weathered wood and gloriously express your personal style. Reclaimed wood products capture the eye whether it’s part of a wall, your cabinets, or – yes! – your windows. In need of a few suggestions on how to ensure that reclaimed wood fulfills your decorating objectives? We’ve gathered 8 sensational ideas for you – each and every one applied to gorgeous effect in San Jose homes. 1. Outfit Your Windows with Reclaimed Wood Believe it! This is a first: reclaimed wood – that décor alternative you’ve long hoped to incorporate in your home – is now, finally, available to you in a wonderfully stylish window treatment. Sunburst Shutters now offers a plantation shutter crafted from certified reclaimed wood. We worked in partnership with Stikwood, an FSC-certified company, to provide the best possible reclaimed wood from which to build these shutters. In truth, Sunburst is the only company offering reclaimed wood shutters in the San Jose area. We searched high and low for the reclaimed wood you love and used it to engineer a louvered shutter that’s not only beautiful but functional. Reclaimed wood can be a window treatment like no other. You’ve got a head start, for sure, when your reclaimed wood shutters are a work of art in their own right. And Sunburst sees to it they are. You’ll find there’s as much to love about their operation as there is to love about their character. Tilt the louvers open to brighten up the room’s interior. And tilt them closed to enjoy fully the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. Find out more about reclaimed wood for windows in San Jose 2. Use Reclaimed Wood on Walls Bring the outside in with a reclaimed wood wall. Reclaimed wood paneling turns your wall into a quiet but compelling showpiece and lends a warm feel to the room. No matter if you have a fireplace, artwork, TV, or bookcase to call attention to, a reclaimed wood wall will look stunning behind it and give you just the effect you’ve sought. 3. Used Reclaimed Wood for Floors Want to redo a floor in your house? Any wood flooring can impart warmth to a room, but flooring of reclaimed wood has an unparalleled beauty that says something about the time – usually decades – the wood has remained in its natural habitat. Whether you like the great outdoors or just like the look of weathered wood, you’ll go into your happy dance for sure when you see what a reclaimed wood floor can do to enhance your home. 4. Dress Up Your Cabinets with Reclaimed Wood Given the reclaimed wood’s growing popularity, 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 hoped it could be. Every panel of reclaimed wood conveys a rich tale – of long years hidden away in an old building, for example, or in the crumbling structure of a barn or fence. And a small part of that tale will linger on in your reclaimed wood cabinets, crossing your mind every time you see them. 5. Reclaimed Wood for Tables Tabletops made of reclaimed wood can impart a contemporary, decidedly novel look to your dining room or home office. Match the reclaimed wood’s natural tones and textures with your overall interior design to create a pleasing, well-orchestrated look that satisfies you – at the same time it awes your guests! 6. Reclaimed Wood and Bookcases Apart from how important they may be to us otherwise, books make great 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 agreeable variety is both distinguished and unified in bookcases of real wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, due to their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other traits, are a singularly unusual, one-of-a-kind showcase. 7. Reclaimed Wood as a Frame The rustic, natural look of reclaimed wood is just so appropriate for picture frames. Use it to showcase your favorite artwork and personal photos in a uniquely impressive manner. Note also that frames of reclaimed wood can be fashioned in a wide range of styles, thus they’ll complement just about any décor. 8. Reclaimed Wood and Headboards There’s little that can upgrade the appearance of a bedroom like a cleverly designed and constructed headboard. There’s no one way, as you might expect, to attach a headboard. It can be – and often is – fixed to the bed itself. But a lot of homeowners nowadays like to have it attached to the wall behind their bed. Whichever way works best for you, a headboard consisting of reclaimed wood planking can be extraordinarily stunning. It’s natural hues and effects of weathering make it well suited to a seemingly infinite number of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, your design sense can definitely take off, making it possible for you to create the headboard of your dreams! Reclaim Your Creativity with Reclaimed Wood We hope we’ve inspired you with these 8 ideas for getting the most out of reclaimed wood. But we have plenty of other ideas kicking around – ideas that work beautifully with the reclaimed wood shutters we alone provide in San Jose. Our professionals will gladly show you samples of our shutters, answer your questions, and help you explore lots of other great design ideas. Call us at 408-831-3373 to set up your free in-home design consultation at your first opportunity!