We are huge fans of upcycling and repurposing salvaged materials in remodeling. See how we’ve creatively used salvaged materials in remodeling projects.

One of the main reasons we love using reclaimed materials is the unique character it adds to a design. And we are big supporters of sustaining the environment and cutting down on building waste. You’d be surprised at what can be done and at Spring Creek Design we have the expertise to find the right materials and how to artistically incorporate them into your design.

To get your creative juices flowing, here are seven different materials that are perfect for repurposing in remodeling projects.

1. Reclaimed wood. There are so many ways to re-use reclaimed wood – flooring, staircases, mantles, cabinets, and exposed beams are just a few.

Floating, open riser staircase is made from salvaged antique barn timbers. Spring Creek Design.

2. Glass. From stained glass to “chicken wire” glass, creative ways to repurpose include sliding doors, backsplashes or as accents in concrete countertops.

Sliding door made from salvaged "chicken wire" glass. These corrugated glass panels once served as skylights in an old downtown factory building. Spring Creek Design

Sliding door made from salvaged “chicken wire” glass. These corrugated glass panels once served as skylights in an old downtown factory building. Spring Creek Design

3. Sinks. An old apron sink can look fabulous in your new rustic kitchen remodel.

4. Barn doors. These are very popular today and are being used to spruce up basements and even master bath entrances. They work perfectly when you have long wall where you’d like add some visual interest.

5. Doorknobs and door knockers. When you want to add a subtle, but unique accent consider one of these for your door.

6. Ceramic tile. You may pick up some interesting tiles on a vacation or find some at a local antique store that can be incorporated into a backsplash or cement countertop.

7. Cabinets. If your cabinets are in good shape, you can change the entire look of your kitchen or bathroom by repainting them. If you are installing new cabinets, think about how you might be able to use your old ones in other parts of your home.

sustainable materials

Existing cabinets were painted and reused in this Spring Creek Design remodel.

If you are interested in a remodel using sustainable materials please contact us. We would be happy to discuss your project with you!



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