How to use recycled timber to add warmth to your home.
Wednesday, 6 April 2016 12:00 AM
Using recycled timber is very on-trend at the moment as home owners increasingly seek unique features to differentiate their homes, with particular favour towards eco-friendly materials. Due to its versatility, recycled timber can be incorporated in both interior and exterior spaces.
Frame it – Deck it!
The stylish imperfection of recycled timber blends nicely with new polished materials and gives modern façades unique character and an earthy feel. You could consider recycled timber for the beams of your front deck, as well as for window frames, front door and garage doors.
Use it in landscaping and turn your backyard deck into a relaxing and restful retreat. Whether you are designing a classic deck, floating deck or split level deck, recycled timber is perfect to build a wooden deck with full box seating, planter boxes and rooftop.
Please the eye
Recycled timber is aesthetically attractive and often used in bedrooms and living rooms to build dramatic feature walls for additional warmth and depth in the room. Its earthy hues and natural variations in texture and grains make beautiful rustic bench tops for a kitchen island and bathroom surface that lends a cachet to a kitchen or bathroom. If you are planning on building a split level home, why not consider recycled wood for your stair case and turn a functional space to an attractive feature.
Less is more
Remember “less is more”. There are many ways to give your house a unique look and feel, using recycled wood but it is crucial to plan carefully to preserve the visual impact. Depending on the material combinations and the overall colour schemes, a modern home can have a more rustic or industrial look. Therefore, if you are interested in adding some earthy features to your future home, make sure to share your ideas with your builder first.