The use of reclaimed and recycled materials has become extremely popular for kitchen renovations and remodels.
At Adelaide and Rural Salvage we aim to reduce, reuse and recycle as many building materials as possible to help create a better society for both the environment and our building community. Although it may have started as a trend, it has now become more mainstream to look for ways to incorporate salvaged materials into remodelling designs.
These days homeowners can embark on a renovation journey while also feeling good about using environmentally friendly materials. Recycled kitchen materials can be used to drive renovation costs down and add unique character to the final design.
If you are interested in the concept but don’t know where to start, here are some ideas on how you can reuse, recycle or up-cycle in a kitchen renovation project.
Wooden Reclaimed Benchtops
Top your island or benchtops with a vintage piece of reclaimed wood. These benchtops are well suited to new homes, or renovations. A solid timber benchtop brings a beautiful sense of warmth and luxury to your kitchen. As solid timber benchtops are renovatable, this is a piece with great longevity and timeless style.
Create some extra storage by install floating shelves made of reclaimed wood and use them to display dishes, glassware or even cookbooks. In many instances, open shelving surrounds a range hood evenly on both sides so the entire look feels symmetrical and balanced.
Sinks & Taps
Utilise an antique sink or tap to add character to your modern kitchen design. Find the perfect fit to an already existing kitchen design or reinvent your colour scheme and add a unique touch to your kitchen sink.
Reclaimed Handles & Knobs
Add some vintage character to your kitchen by using reclaimed handles, knobs or drawer pulls. The handles you choose will influence the overall style of your kitchen. For example, think decorative, old-world style hardware for traditional kitchens; and simple, sleek hardware for contemporary kitchens.
Style your pantry or kitchen door using an antique barn door to add charm to your space. There’s so many ways to utilise an old door and repurpose in a way that is affordable, functional an impressively unique.
We stock a large range of recycled kitchens and offer plenty of styles, benchtops and materials to choose from.
At Adelaide Rural and Salvage we value the process of reusing and recycling materials. If you want to explore our full product range then take a look at the materials you can use in your next project.Let’s Get Started