Celebrate Earth Day: Front Door Options that are Reclaimed or Ethically Sourced
When it comes to Earth Day, our goal is always to do everything in our power to remember that without everything that the earth provides us, we wouldn’t be able to survive. Respecting our planet and finding different ways to live in harmony with nature can be a challenge sometimes though. So, we’ve decided to provide you with this guide to help you celebrate Earth Day in style – with front door options that are made from reclaimed woods or have been ethically sourced.
If you’re ready to take your home to the next level with a door that impresses your neighbors, friends, and guests for many years to come, then reclaimed wood doors can be one of the best ways to add history and character to your home. There are so many different styles and ways that you can incorporate reclaimed lumber into your home, and they are a fantastic addition if you’re replacing your front door. Reclaimed wood can add curb appeal and change the entryway into your home, or even spice up your patio.
What is Reclaimed Wood and Where Can it be Found?
Well, to put it in the most simple terms, reclaimed wood is exactly what you think it is – wood that has been reclaimed from older wood buildings or out of buildings with wood in them. It starts to get a little expensive when this wood is reclaimed by a company, then that company removes nails, shapes, trims, and dries the wood to ensure there aren’t any termites or bugs in it. Sometimes the wood is even painted or treated, and hinges, glass, mirrors, and knobs are added to it.
If this doesn’t fit your budget, you can do it on your own, and while the process can be long, there are many people who enjoy doing this themselves so that the pieces are customized to their specific purpose.
What are Ethically Sourced Options?
While reclaimed wood is gorgeous, it doesn’t fit every design style. You may not want this style if you have a very modern home. This means finding eco-friendly door materials, which are made from sustainable sources. These door options also look great and can add value to your home, and when you’re changing your front door or your patio door, it can add flair to your exterior.
Ethically sourced options include anything that is recyclable, such as glass, aluminum, or even steel, but many homeowners choose sustainable materials such as bamboo which is a rich resource that is very versatile. Bamboo comes in a variety of different textures and styles and can be very durable. Another benefit of ethically sourced doors is that they are usually very energy efficient, reducing your energy consumption, and contributing to a more sustainable home.
Celebrate Earth Day All Year Long!
At Desired Designs, we’re excited to help our clients find different ways to style and decorate their home in ways that help preserve the planet. We strive to help you create strategic and functional design solutions accessible to small businesses, homeowners, and more. We have a wide range of design services that we customize for each individual that we work with. Our goal is to always help you create a space that is relaxing and representative of your personality and tastes. There isn’t a project that is too big or too small for us because we work with a wide range of budgets and scope. It would be our definitive pleasure to help you design your life with a custom touch, contact us today to learn more.