Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Remodel

At Airy Kitchens, sustainability is important to us.  A remodel using brand new materials will look great and improve your property value but it’s possible to achieve the same goals without so much waste.  One of the ways we promote sustainable building is by using reclaimed materials whenever possible.  We use many different reclaimed materials when performing kitchen remodeling in Philadelphia area homes but today we’d like to focus on reclaimed wood and show you a few ways we can use it in your kitchen!

Repairs Using Reclaimed Wood

Refinishing original hardwood floors is a great way to add warmth to your home without shelling out for completely new floors.  Unfortunately, many of the homes in Philadelphia and surrounding areas date back 100 years or more, so it’s likely that the floors in your home have taken some damage over the years.  Before you go out and buy all new hardwood flooring, try removing the damaged areas and just patching in new flooring.  And don’t forget to check the garage, attic, and basement for materials that may have been left behind from the original construction!

Rustic Accent Wall

Reclaimed wood accent walls are all the rage these days and installing one in your own home may be more affordable than you think – if you make use of reclaimed materials.  Many companies sell reclaimed barn wood, which is a great option if you’ve got room in your budget.  If you’re looking for a cheaper way to get that rustic look, try using reclaimed pallet wood instead.  Local businesses are often more than happy to give you pallets for free rather than pay to dispose of them.  Once you give your pallet boards a quick whitewashing, you’ll get that rustic look you desire and nobody will be able to tell the difference!

Upcycled Wood Furniture

Nothing beats the warmth of solid wood furniture but it can be pretty expensive.  If you’re not interested in cheap, veneered particle board furniture, try hitting up local flea markets, yard sales, and estate auctions.  You’re likely to find gorgeous solid wood furniture at a much better price.  If it’s a little beat up, you can refinish it and still come out ahead on the price (or leave it the way it is and incorporate that patina into your home’s look).  They just don’t make them like that anymore, so adding an upcycled piece of antique furniture to your home is the perfect way to get a unique look without breaking the bank.

These are just a few of the ways Airy Kitchens can use reclaimed wood materials in your kitchen remodel.  Philadelphia homes are full of character and we’d love to help you think of ways to retain it when you update your kitchen.  Don’t forget; we also do bathrooms, outdoor kitchens, and gardens as well.  No matter what part of your home you want to remodel, Airy Kitchens should be your first call.  Pick up your phone and dial (215) 853-6060 to arrange a meet-and-greet and free design consultation.  You can also send an email to or fill out the contact form here on our website.  We can’t wait to get started on your kitchen remodeling in Philadelphia!