Salvage Finds That Make an Architectural Statement

By Natalie Myers, Houzz

There was a time when architectural salvage materials could be found for very little money, offering great savings along with a layer of uniqueness. Now that more architectural salvage yards are open to the public and more people appreciate the history and texture that architecturally salvaged materials bring to their homes, retailers are also offering salvage style at a premium. The appeal of salvaged materials is that they can be made to conform to any style, from traditional to modern. And there is still plenty of potential for savings and a special touch if you can think outside the box.

salvaged wood stove
Susan Teare, Professional Photographer, original photo on Houzz

This is a stunning mix of an antique look with a modern interior. Although the wood stove looks antique, it is actually new. The floor is reclaimed wood from a variety of species. The spiral staircase and blue kitchen cupboard are indeed architectural salvage. Who would have guessed?

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