Thursday, February 17, 2011

Green Details: Do the Eco thing in Salvaged Style

Reclaimed materials give these sustainable homes a distinctive touch.

Reclaimed and recycled materials add charm to a home while saving resources. Builders, remodelers, and architects are incorporating everything from used bricks and salvaged wood to chalkboard slate and old vinyl siding into their sustainable projects. Here are five homes that make salvage ultra-stylish.

Green Details

  • a salvaged door was scraped, re-painted, and hung from an old douglas fir beam to be used as a bathroom door.

    Trash to Treasure

    Reclaimed materials add character to architect Frederick Hyer's residential projects.
  • Looking Up

    Pine and oak trees from the site were used in the kitchen ceiling.
  • hand-hewn cypress beams salvaged from the ringling towers hotel flank the fireplace.

    Hidden Gems

    Reclaimed materials are a hallmark of custom builder Josh Wynne's projects.
  • rough-hewn douglas fir ceiling beams were reclaimed from an old factory.

    Reclaimed Beauty

    This California home owes much of its rustic good looks to reclaimed materials.
  • windows and doors were salvaged from area buildings and incorporated into the energy star home.

    Old Is New Again

    The Flip House remodel re-used nearly all of the materials deconstructed from the original 1924 home.
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