The concern for this design was sustainability, so to landscape the exterior of the house, the designers used mostly reclaimed materials, like the stones that make up the gabion wall, and plants that wouldn't require much water, such as the cactus.
This design vignette in HGTV Dream Home 2013 commands attention for its thoughtful use of reclaimed materials and shiny surfaces. A floating shelf crafted by carpenter David Brown makes use of weathered, reclaimed fencing.
Thanks to clever repurposing, its use of reclaimed materials and a bold color palette, this 60-square-foot Tinseltown bathroom is ready for its closeup. The biggest splurge of the bathroom's redesign was a pair of vintage barn sconces. Powder-coated in high-gloss fire-engine red and made of steel, the sconces add industrial flair complete with cages to contain light bulbs. Reclaimed wood and exposed pipe towel rack help complete the industrial look and provide masculine touches in this contemporary rustic bathroom.
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.
A reclaimed wood post acts as a connection point for the island cooking surface and the zebra wood eating bar in this sleek kitchen. The variety of materials used adds interest to the contemporary space.
In this small bathroom remodel, the drywall ceiling was given architectural interest using the same reclaimed barn siding that was installed along the walls. In order for material to be securely fastened to a ceiling, a stud finder is used to locate the proper placement of joists, marked with a pencil or chalk line. The material is then installed perpendicular to the joists using a nail gun or drill.
Whatever could be salvaged and reused was incorporated into the new design. The use of reclaimed wood throughout creates an inviting space for browsing, reading, exploring and dining. Overall, there was a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of the project, with low greenhouse gas emissions related to construction and transportation of materials.
Kelly & Co. Design didn't miss a single detail when transforming a barn into a music/entertainment space, as evidenced by this rustic bathroom. The ceiling was contracted from reclaimed wood, and the walls were covered in a cream-colored material that gives the space a clean, industrial aesthetic. A double sink vanity with rustic wood cabinetry completes the look.
To give a California ranch-style home a fresh, modern twist, designer Kristianne Watts used a mix of materials in the kitchen. “On the island we used reclaimed boat wood from Indonesia. With the original paint still on each plank, it brings an authentic feel to the space,” she says. “The raised bar is Portland cement, which can be broken and recycled. The countertops are a quartz from Silestone/Cosentino. The custom cabinetry on the perimeter is an environmentally friendly wood veneer, FSC-certified Shinnoki pre-finished wood panels in Midnight Ash.”
This warm contemporary living room was created by infusing organic and reclaimed materials into the space. Hand-scraped hardwood floors and a barn-wood accent wall contrast with the sleek lines of the home and the shiny chrome accents.
A custom-designed metal door slides on a barn door track system to stylishly hide this home's washer and dryer. Throughout the house, the designers used reclaimed materials and industrial elements to customize the space and add architectural interest.
As a focal point to the end of the dining room, a large painting draws the eye down the length of the space, bringing more nature inside. More reclaimed materials are featured - a table made from reclaimed wood and lamps made of found bottles.
Thanks to a clever transformation of reclaimed materials and a bold color palette, this 60-square-foot bathroom is reimagined as a homage to whimsy for this homeowner. Design elements include a chalkboard wall, bright red tub and sink, and reclaimed wood paneling for walls and ceiling.
This coastal living room's decor takes on a breezy vibe with its soft neutral tones and earthy materials, like those seen in the rattan armchairs. A reclaimed wood coffee table sits at the center of the room, while a small round white table showcases a vase of purple flowers.
The one-of-a-kind Toybox Home is the result of two guys running into each other at a Chicago reclaimed materials store. Frank Henderson, a music student, met Paul Schultz, a designer, and the two decided to design and construct a tiny house where Henderson could live while in school.