We just came across a wonderful slideshow on Cultivate about incorporating reclaimed wood into the heart of a home. It discusses the benefits of using reclaimed wood as a material—like going green and getting pieces with stories and history—as well as suggestions for bringing reclaimed wood into kitchens—whether as furniture, cabinetry, wall coverings or smaller details.
At Home on the Range, we’ve incorporated reclaimed wood into many of our kitchen designs, including the first four kitchens shown below…
Reclaimed timbers on the center island of this Pioneer Homestead Ranch came from Amish barns in Canada. The island was custom made for the space by Rustic Woodworks.
Antique elm is used in this Lake Lodge kitchen because it’s fairly light in color and has a beautiful grain. The island adds a rich aqua color, reflecting the shadings of the aqua verde marble countertop.
In this Old Homestead Ranch kitchen we used antique white oak for the lower cabinets but painted the upper cabinets a multi-layered cream color to go with the tile on the countertops and to keep the kitchen from feeling too dark.
Carole King’s kitchen was featured in Architectural Digest, and we like its comfortable rustic look. We don’t know who the designer is or if the wood here is reclaimed, but the magazine does explain the celebrity singer strove to create an “environmentally friendly” home. Plus it’s so fitting with the rustic kitchen theme we couldn’t help but include it:
The kitchen below that caught our eye on HOUZZ has a wonderful mix of rustic and reclaimed materials.
If you’re interested in a stylish rustic kitchen design for your Colorado home, contact Home on the Range.