8 Great Applications for Reclaimed Wood in Your New York City Home02/04/2016Dennis Rooney New York City residents are passionate about reclaimed wood and the natural, unpretentious beauty it brings to their homes. It’s proving to be a trendsetting way of upgrading weathered wood and, at the same time expressing your personal style. Reclaimed wood products are sure to please whether on a wall, your cabinets, or even your windows. Think you could use some suggestions on using reclaimed wood? We’ve selected 8 sensational ideas for you – each and every one applied to wonderful effect in New York City homes. 1. Reclaimed Wood and Windows Now here’s a first you’ll like: reclaimed wood is at last available to you in a window treatment. Sunburst Shutters now offers a plantation shutter made from certified reclaimed wood. We worked in partnership with Stikwood, an FSC-certified company, to provide quality reclaimed wood of the most exciting variety from which to construct these shutters. In truth, Sunburst is the sole company offering you reclaimed wood shutters in the New York City area. We found 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’ve got a head start, for sure, when your reclaimed wood shutters are a masterpiece in themselves. And Sunburst makes sure they are. You’ll soon realize there’s as much to love about their operation as there is to love about the subtle, natural look they bring to any room décor. Tilt the louvers open to bring a little light inside. And tilt them closed to more fully appreciate the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. If we’ve piqued your interest, you’ll want to look deeper into reclaimed wood for windows in New York City 2. Redo Your Walls with Reclaimed Wood Nothing brings the outside in as charmingly as a reclaimed wood wall. Reclaimed wood paneling adds subtle drama to a wall and adds a warm feel to the room. Whether you have a bookcase, fireplace, artwork, or TV you want highlighted in a room, a reclaimed wood wall will look amazing behind it and produce precisely the effect you you want. 3. Reclaimed Wood and Floors Been thinking about redoing a floor in your house? All kinds of wood flooring can make a room feel warmer, but flooring of reclaimed wood has an unparalleled beauty perfected in the time – often decades – the wood has been left outside to endure the effects of nature. Regardless of whether you love the outdoors or simply love the look and feel of weathered wood, you’ll fall head over heels in love with what a reclaimed wood floor can do to make your home come alive. 4. Reclaimed Wood and Cabinets Considering the greater availability of reclaimed wood, now is the perfect 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 tells an amazing story – of considerable time [[spent in an old building, perhaps, or as part of a barn or fence. And a trace of that narrative will survive in your reclaimed wood cabinets, crossing your mind at such times when you see them. 5. Reclaimed Wood as a Table A tabletop made of reclaimed wood can impart a ultra-current, assuredly unique ambiance to your dining room or home office. Partner the subtle, natural hues of reclaimed wood with your overall interior design for a harmonious look that satisfies you – while it elicits praise from guests! 6. Your Bookcases Cry Out for Reclaimed Wood Aside 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 especially pleasing on a coffee or end table, on a bookshelf, or in a large bookcase. Their agreeable variety is both distinguished and complemented in bookcases of natural wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, with their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other traits, are a singularly attention-getting, one-of-a-kind furnishing. 7. Reclaimed Wood as a Frame The simple, natural look of reclaimed wood is just right for picture frames. It actually can enhance your favorite artwork and personal photos in a uniquely distinctive manner. Note as well that frames of reclaimed wood can be assembled in a variety of styles, thus they’ll harmonize with nearly any interior design. 8. Headboards of Reclaimed Wood Few things can reinvent the appearance of a bedroom like a smartly designed and constructed headboard. There’s no single way, mind you, to affix a headboard. It can be – and often is – affixed to the bed itself. But a lot of homeowners today want it fastened to the wall behind their bed. However you prefer it, a headboard consisting of reclaimed wood planking can be undeniably beautiful. It’s natural hues and imperfections make it work for a diverse number of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, you can set your artistic talent free to create the headboard you’ve dreamed about! Reclaim Your Creativity with Reclaimed Wood It’s our hope that we’ve inspired you with these 8 ideas for making use of reclaimed wood. That said, we have a great many more ideas – ideas that beautifully complement the reclaimed wood shutters we alone make so readily available in New York City. Our specialists would be delighted to show you samples of our shutters, answer your questions, and help you explore additional design ideas. Give us a call at 631-246-3930 to set up your free in-home design consultation today!