It's amazing what you can do with a wood floor refinishing service, nowadays! When designing a new look for your home, it may surprise you to know that the current design trend is all about recycling and upcycling flooring. Interior designers and architects are leaning towards using sustainable materials, and that's because more and more homeowners are becoming eco-conscious. If you're interested in this eco-friendly approach, but not entirely sure how to begin a home renovation, then start by calling a wood floor refinishing service and talk to them about the following possibilities: 
Recycling Reclaimed Wood: There's nothing more charming, more unique than using reclaimed wood as hardwood flooring, exterior siding, accent walls, or to build furniture. Homeowners on the market for something truly authentic with a history of its own, can rely upon reclaimed wood to pack a visual punch that no "newer" material can impart. Do you still have leftover reclaimed wood after a flooring installation? Instead of throwing it out, weave thin strips of wood into a lattice motif for a lovely wood decor that matches the floor.

Upcycling Wood Cabinets: When it comes to kitchen redos, usually cabinets are the first thing that contractors gut, because their designs often look outdated. But, it's a lot eco-friendlier if you simply reuse your existing cabinetry, not to mention how much money you'd save in the long run. Say yes to sustainability, and have your reno or flooring crew redo your wood cabinets. You'll be amazed at what a new stain or paint color, as well as new handles and trim, can do for your kitchen.

Create New Art With Old Things: The truth is, you don't need to be crafty to create art. Sometimes, it just takes inspiration and a few "much-loved" pieces to come up with a masterpiece. Incorporating recycled objects or hardwood into the design of your home can create a real sense of pride, knowing that you've done your part in preserving the environment. Pinterest is full of great ideas, so take some time to check out the wonderful things you too can create!

At Delair's Carpet Barn, we're here to help you through any renovation, big or small. To learn more about the latest design trend, recycling and upcycling, and how you can use a wood floor refinishing service to renew your wood, stop by our East Montpelier, Vermont showroom and chat with our savvy flooring pros.