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Featured Interior Design Trends: Reclaimed Wood

This week's featured interior design trend is reclaimed wood. By Holmes by Design

If you browse through Houzz or Pinterest, you’ve inevitably seen reclaimed wood used across a variety of home and office building and remodeling projects. This new interior design trend is quickly becoming a popular choice among homeowners, office and business complex managers, and more. Due to the naturally weathered look of reclaimed wood, homeowners experience a one-of-a-kind home appearance and atmosphere.

 

This interior design trend is great for those looking to make a statement with their home. Whether you are looking for an eclectic kitchen with reclaimed wood cabinets, or a comfortable home office with reclaimed wood wall paneling, this is the material you need to try.

Before you dive into your reclaimed wood project, keep these tips in mind!

Use a Professional For Your Project

Before you go and knock down a barn (please don’t without permission!), keep in mind that it’s in your best interest to utilize the expertise of a professional. Old buildings, such as those used for reclaimed wood, have been up for ages and were not built with the latest building techniques in mind. Therefore, the building may be incredibly weak and will create a dangerous situation for amateurs attempting to demo the building on their own.

Instead, use a professional who understands and has vast experience in building demolition and tear down. Not only will you be able to salvage more material, you’ll also experience a safer situation.

Save the Environment With

Since you are reusing material, you can feel great knowing that you are helping to save the environment. Homeowners looking for eco-friendly remodeling or custom home building options can have peace of mind using reclaimed wood for their project.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Reclaimed Wood in Interior Design Projects

As with any material used in remodeling or custom home building projects, there are disadvantages and advantages to the product. Reclaimed wood is no exception.

Advantages:

  • Endless Uses — Wall paneling, flooring, cabinets, countertops, furniture, desks and more. You can use reclaimed wood for just about any type of project you can think of!
  • Unique Appearance — No other type of material can replicate the one-of-a-kind look of reclaimed wood. Your home will truly stand out with this material.
  • Long Lasting, Durable Quality — Did you know that reclaimed wood is up to 40 points harder on the Janka hardness scale in comparison to virgin wood? This is due to the fact that reclaimed wood is typically from buildings that used old-growth trees for wood.

Disadvantages

  • Less and Less Availability Due to Popularity — As the reclaimed wood trend becomes more and more popular, less and less materials will be available. There are only so many buildings, barns, and other structures from way back when that used wood. Eventually, we may run out of material. The solution to this disadvantage is to act fast and contact Holmes by Design today if you are interested in using reclaimed wood for your project.
  • Legitimacy of Materials — With the decline in material availability, certain unethical companies and contractors are attempting to pass off other materials as reclaimed wood. If you plan to use reclaimed wood in your project, you must make sure your purchase is truly reclaimed wood!

Interested in Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Murfreesboro Custom Home?

Holmes by Design has used reclaimed wood in a number of custom homes and projects. In fact, we even used reclaimed wood in our office interior design! To learn more about this popular material for interior design projects, contact our team today by calling 615.956.6991.