Home Remodeling Crash Course: What I Learned the Hard Way

4 Ideas To Use Reclaimed Materials For Green Themed Kitchen Renovations

Greener homes are now trendy and help to reduce impact on the environment. The renovations you do to areas of your home, like kitchens, give you a lot of options for environmentally-friendly features. You may want to consider features that use reclaimed materials, and here are some ideas for how to use them in your kitchen renovation projects:

1. Ways to Use Antique Windows and Doors in Kitchen Renovations

Antique windows and doors are a great way to use reclaimed materials in kitchen renovations. The best is those that have grid glass in them, which can be used as doors on cabinets, and help to create an open feeling in your kitchen space. In addition, you may also want to consider doors that have carved panels on them, which are great for doors where you want to hide all your kitchen clutter.

2. Using Furniture to Replace Cabinetry with Reclaimed Materials

There is also furniture that is a great solution to use in home remodeling projects. For example, an old dresser is a great to convert for bathroom vanities. This can also be done in kitchen renovations, but you will want to use slightly larger and bigger furniture for kitchen cabinetry designs. Commercial and industrial antiques work particularly well for kitchen renovations because they are larger.

3. Reclaimed Lumber for Different Finishes in Kitchen Renovations

Reclaimed lumber can be used for many projects in kitchen renovations. These materials are great for doing things like finishing walls or ceilings with old wood that has a wonderful patina. It is also good to use for features like shelving, which will give you more storage and an aged rustic look for your kitchen. You can even used reclaimed lumber for building and refinishing the cabinetry in your kitchen.

4. Integrating Antique Hardware into Kitchen Renovations

Antique hardware is also a great solution to use in kitchen renovation projects. You can find many different types of hardware to use for things like handles on cabinetry or for features like decorative architectural details. Antique iron hardware is sturdy and will look great when you combine it with other reclaimed materials like lumber. The great thing about these materials is that they are easy to restore, or you can leave them with their patina for more of a rustic look.

These are some ideas that can help you to use reclaimed materials in your kitchen renovation projects. When you get ready to update your kitchen, contact a remodeling contractor, such as Hess Homes, and talk with them about some of these ideas for using reclaimed materials. 

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Home Remodeling Crash Course: What I Learned The Hard Way

One of the most challenging times for me as a homeowner was when my family was growing but my house was not. We were quickly running out of room and things felt cramped. That's when I started looking into the possibility of remodeling the house to add a couple of extra bedrooms and expand the living area. I had no idea how complex the process would be or what was involved, but I learned a lot along the way. Now that the work is done, I have created this site to help teach others what I didn't know going into the plans. I hope that the information here empowers you and makes your upcoming remodeling project easier.


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