Colorado has tons of great resources for buying reclaimed lumber and barn wood. The use of reclaimed material has surged in popularity in recent years. The trend has been highlighted in many of the recent RH and Pottery Barn catalogs which include beautiful photo spreads of homes finished with reclaimed wood. Timbers are used in everything from decorative walls, kitchen cabinets, counters, flooring, fireplace mantels and beams.
It doesn’t take much to increase the value of your home with some minor updates. Adding shelving in the living room or an accent wall in the family room can make a big difference and really can create a memorable first impression for potential buyers. If you like to take on your own home improvement projects we suggest that you contact a local supplier of reclaimed lumber in your area. Most of these shops are staffed by really helpful professionals who can give you advise on your project. If you get in over your head, they will likely be able to connect you with a local contractor who can finish the job.
Another great place to use barn wood is over the fireplace. An old barn beam can make a beautiful mantel for your fireplace. Expect to spend between $300 and $500 for a nice mantel that is free of rot. You can usually buy mantels finished or if you prefer, you can finish it yourself to match your home decor. Front Range Timber, is a good source of material in the Colorado Springs area. They provide flooring, barn wood or furniture.
You real estate agent can help you decide where your money will be best spent if you are preparing to sell your house. Usually, people find they get the biggest return spending money in the kitchen. If you want to use reclaimed lumber in the kitchen, we suggest that you consider custom cabinets from reclaimed lumber. You’ll get a truly original and custom look that can’t be replicated with something you might buy from Home Depot or Menards.