Among the hallmarks of loft spaces are their size and the visibility of materials that might otherwise be hidden or treated to a smooth finish: metal pipes and ductwork and well-worn wood flooring, for example. Architect May Sung explains how she used these elements to loft-style look: “In this kitchen, we utilized proportion and texture to create interest to the space. The texture of the reclaimed wood juxtaposed next to the industrial element of the table legs created warmth and coziness, emphasized by the over-scaled ceiling pendant.”
These homeowners' main concern is that the exterior of their home be very drought friendly, so they used a gabion wall, made of reclaimed materials, to add to the ambiance of their desert oasis. The plants featured in this design are drought resistant and can go for quite a time without a drop of water. Some of the plants include: cactus, agave and yucca.
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. It was created with the concept that home should be a fun place inspiring creativity while also providing peace of mind. The home’s exterior features include an energy efficient thermoplastic roof plane (TPO), natural cedar siding and colorful corrugated fiberglass.
A soft neutral palette is accented by natural materials, from the reclaimed wood crown molding to the woven bed frame. Creamy curtains define the windows and bed area, adding softness to the serene bedroom.
This imaginative kitchen combines unique elements to create a rustic vintage aesthetic. The diverse materials include reclaimed pine cabinetry, chicken wire, antique telephone-operator barstools and a mix of white marble and walnut countertops.
This impressive great room uses a mix of reclaimed wood elements and contemporary materials like chrome to create a look that's both rustic and modern. The exposed beams are made of 100-year old barnwood.
A mix of materials, from metallic wallpaper to painted white brick to reclaimed barnwood, creates visual interest and a welcoming environment to Barking Hound Village dog boarding and daycare facility.
To add charm to the classic Tudor, a stone turret is incorporated, providing a whimsical, rustic element to the exterior. The durability of the exterior materials ensures that they will not need to be replaced for many years. Reclaimed brick is used for some of the floors and reclaimed slate for the roof to match the existing materials. Existing walls and floor lines are used in the design of the renovation to minimize the need for additions.
An intriguing mix of materials gives this beachfront condominium's kitchen a rich, elegant feel that's at once rustic and modern. Exposed concrete pillars, reclaimed wood surfaces and sleek glass tile are harmonized by a soft palette of sand and water hues.
Local materials are prominent throughout the home, appearing as rustic white oak floors, live-edge walnut accents, reclaimed wood beams and barn siding along the island. These details not only infuse each space with warmth, but also create cohesion between the home's interior and exterior.
This rustic-industrial kitchen features an interesting mix of materials, from the corrugated tin ceiling to the reclaimed wood open shelving to the sleek quartz countertops. The design team removed walls and upper cabinets to open up the space. Colorful dishware stands out against the neutral walls.
Taking advantage of the prefabricated construction method, "HGTV Star" contestant Brooks Atwood designed an environmentally optimized building shell for various levels of light penetration and ventilation through each room of the house. All of the materials used for the Caivano house are reclaimed, upcycled, recycled or sustainable.
This reclaimed wood bathroom in a oceanside home is inspired by driftwood washing up on the beach. The rustic-feeling space mixes multiple materials and textures in earth tones, creating a nuanced and calming space. High, white ceilings and a large window keep the space from looking too dark.
This once-bland courtyard now is a showcase for salvaged and recycled materials. The contemporary dining set rests upon bands of reclaimed granite slabs. Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design used blocks of granite salvaged from a 19th century building in Boston as benches in the courtyard, which won an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.