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Architect Ken Lindsteadt added a reclaimed wood trim to a vent hood in this Northern California house.
In this kitchen, the homeowners used leftover reclaimed oak from the kitchen floor to face the metal hood insert; via Better Homes & Gardens.
In another project by Ken Linsteadt, the architect faced a range hood in reclaimed wood.
via 8 Rustic Wood-Clad Vent Hoods: Remodelista.
Remodelista is doing before and after kitchen remodels. They are fabulous, including the “After” below featuring reclaimed shelves.
The owners made the floating reclaimed oak shelves themselves. They wanted to offset the slick surfaces of new Caesarstone countertops and white lacquer cabinets with something rough and hand-hewn.
via 5 Favorites: Before/After Kitchen Renovations: Remodelista.
Score one for Florida – looks like they have a kitchen design company that knows their stuff.
While most homeowners may think of “green kitchen design” only as selecting sustainable, eco-friendly materials or purchasing energy-efficient appliances, Thomas R. Kelly, founder and president of TRK Design Company (Today’s Real Kitchen Design Company), says there is much more to green kitchen design: donating or reselling the homeowner’s existing kitchen for re-use.
“Gently used existing cabinetry, countertops, appliances, windows, doors and fixtures can be re-used by direct donation to non-profit organizations or by working with non-profit kitchen and building re-use companies,” Kelly says. “These donations can yield significant advantages for the environment, for the homeowners, and for those whom the non-profits benefit.”
via TRK Design Company on the forefront of important ‘green kitchen design’ initiative: donating or reselling homeowners’ existing kitchens for re-use – Marblehead – Your Town – Boston.com.
Mr. Smith believes the recent trend of farm-to-table food and décor in restaurants works especially well at home, given that many of these restaurants are designed to look as if “you went into somebody’s home and the owner was really into cooking.” The key element for this look is an eye-catching large table made of wood. Often the piece looks rustic rather than polished, says Mr. Smith, who favors tables made of a local material, such as wood from trees indigenous to the area. Other elements of a rustic look include reclaimed lumber, exposed steel and earthy colors.
via Creating a Dining Room With Wow Factor – WSJ.com.