Looking for the next hot trend in home remodeling? You may be interested in learning about using reclaimed building materials in your home.

One of the best parts of owning your home is adding your own unique personal touches to it, adding decorations and designs that reflect you and your style. When you’re buying everything from a box store, though, you may realize that your style looks a lot like everyone else’s. Using reclaimed building materials in a remodel can add one-of-a-kind historical significance and character into your home that you couldn’t find anywhere else.

What are some other ways that using recycled building materials can set your home apart? Let’s go over some of the top reasons why you should consider this option for your next remodel.

It’s unique

Using recycled building materials means making a place that’s uniquely yours. If you’re tired of looking the same as every other house on the block, using these materials can set you apart from the rest. For a truly one-of-a-kind home, reclaimed materials are a fantastic choice.

If you choose to sell your home, a remodel with reclaimed materials may be an asset to your resale value. Since more and more people are finding these styles of remodels attractive, this can mean someone is willing to pay more for it. Having a home that isn’t cookie-cutter is always a great selling point for you.

You may find that reclaimed materials can bring a new life into your home, one that better reflects the essence you want. For instance, for a traditional farmhouse, you could use lumber from an old barn to really bring the place together. Recycled building material remodels can breathe a new life into your home and bring in history along with your style.

At Amos Building Company, we’ve done several of these remodels using reclaimed materials. One remodel included adding fired shotgun shells and rifle cartridges to fill some of the holes in 125-year-old pine flooring from a hayloft. We’ve also done work like converting antique dressers into bathroom vanities. We love bringing our artistry into your home, and unique remodels are a passion of ours!

It’s cost-effective

A quality remodel is never cheap, but you can find several ways to reduce your home remodeling expenses through using reclaimed building materials. You can cut your costs by:

  • Finding lower cost reclaimed building materials. Recycled materials are likely going to be cheaper than raw materials, but if you’re still looking for deals, shop around for the best prices. You’re sure to find something in your price range when shopping used.
  • Reusing materials from your own house. You can find items for a quality remodel without ever leaving your front door. You may find pieces in your own home that can be repurposed for other areas in your house. Find something that almost fits your design? Consider re-facing or repainting to give new life to your piece!
  • Donating extra materials to charity. Is your remodel done and you’re still left with materials you won’t use? Consider donating them to a registered 501(c)(3) charity. This may make you eligible for a tax deduction!
  • Using items in an unconventional way. Are you disappointed when you find the perfect antique window, only to find it’s too small or wouldn’t work as a window in your home? Think outside the box! You may find use for it as a cabinet cover or as an aesthetic wall feature. Discovering new ways to use items can not only bring beauty to your home but may be cheaper than some alternatives.

Interested in using recycled or reclaimed building materials in your next home remodel? Contact Amos Building Company.
We can provide you with a quality, one-of-a-kind remodel that will last you for years to come.

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