Using Reclaimed Wood in the Kitchen

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Using reclaimed wood in the kitchen is a great way to show your good taste! It can be used to create a beautiful centerpiece like a reclaimed wood kitchen island, be used for unique reclaimed wood open shelving or applied to create a feature wall of reclaimed wood paneling. Whether reclaimed wood is applied in a rustic style, like Carolina Character or whether a smoother finish is sought after, such as Carolina Classic, the characteristics of reclaimed wood make them great choices in the kitchen.

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Antique Heart Pine, vertical grain island kitchen countertops

Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Island

A reclaimed wood kitchen island is a great idea to bring a rustic and natural feel to a kitchen. Reclaimed wood kitchen islands lend themselves to a wide variety of styles and designs, from rustic to contemporary. Adding a reclaimed wood kitchen island to rustic kitchen can add a cozy, warm feel. Including a reclaimed wood kitchen island into a contemporary kitchen space infuses an eclectic flavor into a modern space. You can create a reclaimed wood kitchen island that highlights its rustic features and use the reclaimed wood in the cabinetry or you can us it to feature a  wood top or reclaimed wood butcher block. It’s a great way to add a statement piece into your kitchen design that will also be extraordinarily functional.

Natural Patina Oak Mantel Shelves

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Reclaimed Antique Wood Shelving

Open shelving  is another way to integrate reclaimed wood into a kitchen design. The shelving can be a stand-alone section away from cabinetry or can be used and open shelving to compliment the cabinetry. This is a unique design option that can be used with a wide array of design styles.

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Rustic Reclaimed Textile Maple Backsplash

Reclaimed Rustic Wood Paneling

Creating a feature wall of reclaimed wood paneling is a popular trend and one that adds architectural interest to your living space. Often, one wall in the kitchen can be used to create this visually interesting feature by choosing a unique reclaimed wood product and using it for the entire wall. Because of the tight growth rings of reclaimed woods, it is also an option as a kitchen backsplash when treated properly. And if you just really, really like reclaimed wood and can’t get enough of it in your kitchen, well, you can always add a beautiful reclaimed wood floor to your kitchen, like these.