If you want a kitchen that screams cutting edge then soften those edges with warm wood and cosy fabrics. You can choose to incorporate wood in small and subtle ways, such as a wooden wine rack or portable chopping station, or make a real style statement with a stunning reclaimed wood dining table. Or for an ultra-hip effect seamlessly blend modern and traditional materials with a bespoke table combining a reclaimed wood table top with a brushed steel base.
Reclaimed V Flat Pack – an Easy Choice
Whilst a decade or so ago we were all enjoying getting our hands on cheap, flat pack furniture which we could easily replace, when the full environmental and social impact of cheap materials and labour was realised and our low quality furniture fell apart and ended up in landfill, the shine quickly wore off the attraction of purchasing throwaway furniture from home superstores. Today discerning homeowners prefer the patina of solid wood and want to invest in a skilfully made product that has aged beautifully over many years, whilst being confident that the furniture they buy will last a lifetime.
Why Reclaimed Wood Works with Modern Materials
Conflict is what makes any piece of creativity work, whether it’s a soap opera, a song or a table. When it comes to décor, creating conflict or contrast in your rooms with various colours, patterns and textures turns a house into a home. Combining wood with modern materials like glass and metal is an ideal way to do just that. Hard metal and reflective glass are a practical and attractive choice for kitchens, but incorporating a reclaimed wood table will make them look even better and give your space the warm and inviting feel that the hub of the home should have.
Zero Maintenance – Ease of Use
A brand new table made from virgin wood can look amazing, but the problem with brand new things is that they never stay looking brand new for long – especially when they’re used by your family every day. When you choose a reclaimed wood dining table it comes complete with the gnarls, marks and dents that add to its beauty – and you don’t have to worry about the inevitable marks your family will contribute – in fact, they’ll simply become another chapter in the story of your wood’s life. Reclaimed wood requires very little maintenance and can be wiped clean easily, making it a sensible option for busy families.
Accent your Space with Wood
A reclaimed wooden table is a fabulous addition to any modern kitchen, but you can take your use of wood one step further by choosing the right accessories. Look for picture frames that closely match your wood and put your favourite prints or pictures in pride of place; pick wood for any storage items on display such as a cookie jar, bread bin or wine rack and include some subtle light sources to give your wooden items a warm glow in the evenings.