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How To Incorporate Antique Wood In Your Home

February 9, 2020

Preparing to upgrade your home is an exciting decision, and many homeowners are looking to add a unique aesthetic. One way to add a natural element that works with any design is by adding antique wood in many different ways, from walls to flooring to furniture. It can be incorporated in many different ways for a gorgeous and personalized upgrade. Here are three different ways you can incorporate antique wood into your home remodel:  

Flooring: Antique flooring can add character to your home, due to the history each piece holds within it - each plank tells its own story. It’s available in a variety of species, and can be finished in a variety of ways, enabling you to create a truly unique and custom look. Wide plank is a popular choice and provides a clean aesthetic that really can open a room. By adding antique wood to your home, you are using recycled materials and limiting environmental impact, and older wood typically stands up to everyday wear and tear better than newer wood, meaning you won’t have to refinish or replace as often. This environmentally friendly flooring is quite diverse in the options available, and your hardwood flooring team can help you choose the perfect floor for your space.

Walls and Ceilings: A great, but sometimes overlooked, addition to a home is a wood accent wall or ceiling. Many homeowners are choosing either an accent wall or entire room to be outfitted with wood walls. If using darker wood, larger rooms are typically ideal as darker colors can make rooms feel smaller. An accent wall can add an artistic touch that isn’t too overwhelming yet can still complement a variety of wall colors. In some cases, homeowners choose a selection of one or two styles of wood planks to incorporate into their wall or design. The options aren’t only limited to walls; ceilings are also a way you can incorporate this type of wood into your remodel. They fit especially well in kitchens or large rooms with light walls, and add a rustic appearance to expand the room.

Furnishings: There are many different ways to incorporate rustic or reclaimed furniture into your design, from live edge tables in your dining room to custom built benches in your entryway. Custom cabinetry is the perfect way to utilize antique woods into a functional design, and can be installed anywhere from kitchens to bathrooms to bars. Furniture can also be custom built, fitting perfectly into the space or design of a room. If you enjoy remaking different accent pieces for your home or taking on DIY projects, this type of wood is a solid choice. It stands up to the test of time and can be used anywhere! 

As you look for ways to incorporate antique wood into your remodel, Ward Hardwood Flooring can help! When ready to take on a design project, be sure to stop by and see us! Our showroom is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or you can call us at 303-674-6966. We will work with you and make your vision come to life. Our start-to-finish custom services will ensure the life of the product, and we are sure you will love the finished product!