8 Ideas for Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Southern California Home02/04/2016Kimball Jones Southern California residents love reclaimed wood and the natural, unpretentious beauty it brings to their homes. It’s become a new way to upcycle weathered wood and gloriously showcase your own distinctive style. Reclaimed wood products make a vivid statement whether on a wall, your cabinets, or – imagine it! – your windows. In need of a bit of reclaimed wood inspiration? We put together 8 superb ideas for you – every one of them applied to gorgeous effect in Southern California homes. 1. Reclaimed Wood for Windows For the first time ever, you can have reclaimed wood as a window treatment. Sunburst Shutters now offers a plantation shutter made from certified reclaimed wood. We joined with Stikwood, an FSC-certified company, to provide the best possible reclaimed wood from which to construct these shutters. As a matter of fact, Sunburst is the only company offering you reclaimed wood shutters in the Southern California area. We took the reclaimed wood you love and used it to engineer a louvered shutter that’s as functional as it is beautiful. Reclaimed wood can become the makings for a window treatment that’s wholly original. 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 takes care that they are. You’ll appreciate their smooth, simple operation as well as their appearance. Tilt the louvers open to bring a little light inside. And tilt them closed to bring out the weathered look of reclaimed wood on your window. Discover more about reclaimed wood for windows in Southern California 2. Walls of Reclaimed Wood Bring the outside in with a reclaimed wood wall. Reclaimed wood paneling makes your wall distinctive and imparts a warm ambiance to the room. It doesn’t matter if you have a bookcase, fireplace, artwork, or TV to accentuate, a reclaimed wood wall will look fantastic behind it and give you just the effect you’ve sought. 3. Floors of Reclaimed Wood Looking to redo a floor in your house? Wood flooring of any kind can lend warmth to a room, but flooring of reclaimed wood has a unique beauty so much dependent on the time – often decades – the wood has been outside. Whether you’re a bona fide nature lover or someone who’s simply drawn to the look of weathered wood, you’ll be blown over by what a reclaimed wood floor can do to take your home to a whole new level. 4. Reclaimed Wood for Cabinets What better opportunity could you have to give your kitchen cabinets a makeover now that superior-quality reclaimed wood is so readily available? It’s the natural way to dress up your whole kitchen. Each panel of reclaimed wood tells a fascinating story – of considerable time [[spent in an old building, for instance, or as part of a barn or fence. And a small part of that story will remain in your reclaimed wood cabinets, crossing your mind every time you see them. 5. Reclaimed Wood for Tables A tabletop made from reclaimed wood can lend a ultra-current, assuredly fresh look to your dining room or home office. Marry its wood tones with your décor for a cohesive look that satisfies you – while it blows your guests away! 6. Your Bookcases Cry Out for Reclaimed Wood Never mind what other things we might think about them, 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 pleasing variety is both highlighted and unified in bookcases of real wood, too. And bookcases of reclaimed wood, with their natural colors, knots, holes, scratches, and other telling features, provide a particularly unusual, one-of-a-kind décor item. 7. Reclaimed Wood and Picture Frames The soft-hued, natural look of reclaimed wood is just right for picture frames. Use it to showcase your favorite artwork and most cherished photos in a decidedly exciting manner. Note as well that frames of reclaimed wood can be fashioned in a multitude of styles, thus they’ll harmonize with just about any interior design. 8. Headboards of Reclaimed Wood There’s little that can reinvigorate the look of a bedroom like a intelligently designed and constructed headboard. It’s really a matter of preference today as to whether people want their headboard attached to the bed or attached to the wall behind the bed. However you prefer it, a headboard created using reclaimed wood planking can be undeniably beautiful. It’s natural coloring and weathered features lend themselves to a wide range of styles, from antique to modern. With reclaimed wood, there are no limits on your imagination to to stop you from creating the headboard that dreams are made of! Let Reclaimed Wood Revitalize Your Design Sense We hope we’ve inspired you with these 8 ideas for making use of reclaimed wood. Of course, we have plenty of other ideas kicking around – ideas that so eloquently accentuate the beauty of the reclaimed wood shutters we alone make so readily available in Southern California. Our specialists would be delighted to show you samples of our shutters, answer your questions, and give you many other design ideas. Give us a call at 888-611-2474 to arrange your free in-home design consultation at your first opportunity!