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I find the sustainability trend interesting. We ended up in reclaimed lumber fifteen years ago because we were building "green" homes before the recession and reclaiming lumber was a green activity. Post recession, no one wanted to build but everyone wanted the reclaimed look. We marketed the "green" aspect heavily and in that amount of time, I can think maybe 10 projects out of thousands that the client valued the "green" aspect.

Today, I see a lot less of the "reclaimed" look in current Houzz articles, but I wonder if the interest will keep going from more of a sustainability aspect.

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we wanted to reuse several 8m x 250x 50 timber beams in a recent renovation and the builder said that because it was untreated the beams couldn't be reused without compromising his builders' insurance? we did reuse some floor tiles, light fittings, solid core doors and plaster cornice but tradesmen were not very happy and work took longer and cost more..most of the carefully salvaged kitchen cabinets, ss sinks taps, architrave and timber trim will be reused but only when we do the work ourselves.

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#2, the tv, surely that's an uncomfortable height to watch it?

And I am enjoying my touches of black kitchen and walk in pantry behind oven.
Before and after

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