Looking into the kitchen, it's easy to see the design's careful balance with a copper range hood flanked by two symmetrical windows at one end, a central island and rows of reclaimed beams and lighting.
From the hallway, guests can enjoy a glimpse of the living room and -- just beyond that -- the gorgeous lake views. Reclaimed wood beams and a stone accent wall bring in some natural texture and speak to the lake house's rustic location.
The architect created a tall, grand space for the living room. Splashes of color in the furnishings and accessories work well with the neutral palette. The use of the reclaimed beams truly showed off the artistry of the builder, Ron. Knowing that the reclaimed beams would be a focal point, designer Kristina Crestin brought in a dark door and window sashes to add a bit more dimension.
Simple and serene, this master bedroom features an elegant platform bed with an upholstered headboard and gray pillows. Two wooden nightstands sit on either side, both complementing the ceiling beams and keeping evening essentials within easy reach.
The wood beams in natural finish and the simple but elegant furnishings provide contrast and give the room a whole new life. The beams are from reclaimed wood that came from Sweetwater Mill near Huntsville, Alabama. The lumber specialist estimates that the tree from which the lumber was milled was 250 to 300 years old when it was cut down.
Dark and light woods mix with bright whites to create a spectacular kitchen that's both bright and has depth. Both the exposed ceiling beams and the floors are reclaimed wood, and they pair beautifully with the new and expansive kitchen island. Stainless steel appliances add a modern touch.
The former eyesore that was the fireplace is skinned with stucco and painted white, simplifying the lines and overall look. A simple wood mantel was installed that ties in with new reclaimed-wood ceiling beams and a new wood floor.
"HGTV Star" contestant Anne Rue designed this Mediterranean open-concept family room to showcase reclaimed wood beams along the vaulted ceiling and repurposed wine barrel chandeliers. The clean-lined furnishings mixed with Mediterranean architecture helps create a warm, inviting space.
With a breakfast bar, eat-in island, prep sink and stainless range, this open-concept kitchen has everything the owners need in one place. Reclaimed wood beams add a rustic touch to the space that suits the farmhouse setting.
In this master bathroom, designers used a neutral palette throughout the space to weave a sense of serenity. They brought in visual interest via texture: a marble tile backsplash, glossy tub deck, graphic tiled floor and reclaimed oak beams on the ceiling. For natural light, there's a large skylight over the tub—heavenly!
To prevent the kitchen from feeling too stark, the designers balanced the white walls with reclaimed wood beams and a custom cabinet. Thanks to their natural finish, these pieces also offer a hint of farmhouse style.
Space is maximized in this home by opening the kitchen and dining area to the living room. Indigo throw pillows boasting mixed patterns adorn the brown leather sofa and white armchairs. Reclaimed wood beams add texture and warmth overhead.
The double height ceiling in this beautiful sunroom features reclaimed wood beams and a whitewashed wood ceiling. The additional height in the room draws the eye upward, creating drama in the space, while LED lighting hidden in the beams project light up onto the wood ceiling for a warm, glowing feel.
Waste not, want not: Instead of heading to the lumber yard, more and more furniture designers are looking to the past for their materials. This Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Island, $475, from Herb’s Furnishings is one great example. Handcrafted of 100% reclaimed wood from Baltimore, Md., the island’s frame is crafted from old beams, and its shelves are reclaimed pine paneling. The butcher's block top is made of reclaimed hardwood flooring, which is sealed with food-safe mineral oil and beeswax. The island sits on leveling stems to ensure a flat cutting surface, and it includes a steel bar with S hooks for hanging pots and other utensils.