Every once in while, we have a guest send over some information that we think is pretty darn useful or cool. In this case, Genevieve Concannon, Ecobroker Realtor in Northern Virginia is supplying us all with some cool and useful information about a site called Houzz.com, which many of you architects and designers may already know about, but for those of you who aren’t in the know, this is sweet. You can also glean some keen details about the imagery that she has pulled from her own ideabook. Check it out.
Reclaimed wood and old factory windows can give your home a whole new look; yes, old can be new again.
Have you been trying to get some ideas for some a new look at your home that includes reclaimed wood or reclaimed factory windows? Reclaimed wood doesn’t have to be a lodge feel, it can be vintage modern, it can even be french provincial. A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with an architect friend of mine and he asked me if I had been using Houzz. and I asked him to repeat himself, because I actually didn’t know what he was talking about. Then he whipped out his iPad and showed me; I blushed a bit. It was quite impressive. It like house porn. Really. You can’t stop looking at these gorgeous, angled, sumptuous, curvy, shapely, sexy… ahem… homes, kitchens, gardens and well, all things design. The best way to describe Houzz.com is that it is like pinterest, only for all things related to home design- from fixtures to finishes and everything in between. It is perfect for people who are looking to design a new home, or who are looking to update what they already have. Simply put, house eye-candy. Take a look at some of my recent favorites from my ideabook on Houzz.com.
This is a fantastic idea: A barn door on a rolling hinge, almost like a Japanese kabuki door.
This image is from a Private Residence / Siemasko + Verbridge
These stunning reclaimed floors are fabulous, not to mention the hand hewn trusses which are absolutely divine.
Lake Country Builders did an outstanding job on this open concept kitchen.
These reclaimed factory windows and floors are just gorgeous. You can do so much with the design in this space.
Hanson General Contracting, Inc. out of Philadelphia did this beautiful work.
A bunk bed of reclaimed wood paneling is a great way to create a feature wall and shelving!
Slifer Designs took Amy Lee Casey’s idea and ran with it here! Photo- Ric Stovall via Houzz.com
What do you think of these ideas? Isn’t this reclaimed wood situation cool?! The thing of it is, you don’t just have to use the wood on the floors; it can go on the walls, the ceiling, and more! Trusses can be old rail road beams, and architectural salvage. Factory windows make sumptuous shower stalls with an amazing look that will set your home apart from the crowd. If you haven’t done it already, start tinkering with Houzz.com. – it is a total blast! Plus, if you like these ideas, reach out to the designers and builders directly and buy plans from them and then we’ll work locally to have it accomplished for you! Hey- remember…if you find something cool, don’t be afraid to share it! - Genevieve Concannon YourEcoBroker