7 Reasons You Should Consider Remodeling Your Kitchen with Reclaimed Materials


Remodeling your kitchen with salvaged materials? Your first response is probably – Absolutely not! But wait a minute; the idea may not be all that far-fetched. We’re not talking about using broken items in need of repair, but vintage fixtures that can give your kitchen the classic look and feel you want. If you’re still not sold on the idea, we’re giving you 7 reasons you should consider remodeling your kitchen with reclaimed materials.

Remodeling your kitchen with reclaimed materials makes it possible to…

  1. Update for less: Salvage shops can be a great source for items like sinks and other fixtures, or your local stone supplier may have the remnants of a collection that they’re selling at bargain price. You may not always find incredible, rock bottom prices, but it’s absolutely worth a shot!
  2. Give your kitchen a unique look: Bringing together cabinets that have been cleaned and professionally reworked, can give your kitchen that quaint, one-of-a-kind look. You can create a completely unique, custom kitchen by using different types of cabinetry.
  3. Go green: You can use recycled materials such as bricks, wood, or glass countertops in your remodel, and minimize environmental impact. Using reclaimed materials is already a wonderful start, so take your environmental friendliness to the next level when possible.
  4. Make creative designs: Using reclaimed materials offers the opportunity to create extraordinary designs. Use your imagination when you choose the materials for your reclaimed kitchen remodeling project.
  5. Have fun upcycling: Creative reuse or upcycling can inspire you to come up with some amazing ways to use your old stuff. Your existing kitchen items have likely been in your kitchen longer than you have; consider reusing them and repurposing them.
  6. Buy direct: There are some great finds available via Craigslist, Re-Store, estate sales, and salvage outlets. Also be sure to discuss your ideas with friends and family. They may have some good ideas for finding vintage or unique pieces for your kitchen.
  7. Customize the look of your kitchen: Check with local businesses, tradesmen, and craftspeople for incredible one-of-a-kind pieces that won’t break the bank. Many local craftspeople enjoy their craft and ask very reasonable prices for their wares.

Another great option is to remodel some of the items from your old kitchen, and transform them into things of beauty. You’ll be surprised at what can be achieved with a little sanding and re-staining or painting. Are you ready to get started with your kitchen remodel? Give us a call at Laurie’s Certified Construction at 802-862-4754, and we’ll help you tweak those reclaimed materials for maximum impact.