The Role of Wood in Home Renovation

Beautiful, warm, inviting, stylish – not to mention durable and designed to stand the test of time — wood is an essential material to consider in the design, decor, and function when looking at home renovations. There are so many incredible ways to use wood throughout your home’s different features during a renovation project, and they’ll leave you pleased with the results. Fall in love with your home all over again when you refresh and update with the power of wood.

Here are 11 gorgeous ways to make it happen.

Incorporate the Beauty of Wood Into Attached Cabinets

Places like your kitchen cabinets do an incredible job of storage and function, but there’s no reason they can’t be beautiful as well as functional.

Consider showcasing the beauty of wood through your kitchen cabinets through stained cabinets or other designs that allow the beauty of wooden cabinet doors to shine through. Tough and durable, they’ll stand up to frequent use and provide a stunning design element to the heart of your home.

Highlight the Beauty of Wood Furniture With Unique Beams

A beam can be an incredible highlight to a room, and it adds to the design in a very unique way. Plus, ceiling features are one of those things that at once stand out and blend into the background. It’s almost like design element magic, when you walk into a room, it can be breathtaking, but as you relax in the space, it becomes a warm, inviting background feature that simply enhances the space without detracting from other design elements. You can also incorporate this idea using updated fans that feature wood-look blades.

Wood Flooring Is Beautiful, Functional, and Adds Value to the Home

While there are benefits and pros and cons to all the different flooring styles, wood is one type that people turn to time and again for its beauty, durability, and longevity. It also adds timeless style and the ability to be refinished rather than torn up and replaced, making it highly beneficial for homeowners. You can choose the type of wood flooring that fits best with your overall design and style, and make a room completely done in wood flooring or add it as accent spaces to break up other types of flooring. The options are unlimited as well as highly sustainable.

Wood Can Provide a Beautiful Contrast or Accent on Walls or Other Spaces

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Use wood to resonate a certain area, such as a small wall or recessed area in the bathroom, to pack a big design punch. Pairing the beauty of natural wood with painted walls and other features such as different flooring and wall types, can also add special interest and make the whole space very unique. It can also make spaces feel warm, cozy, and inviting, so even featuring a small wood design can make a difference.

Incorporate Wood Into Renovations on Decks, Porches, and Outdoor Spaces

Your outdoor spaces can be just as important as the indoor ones when it comes to renovation, and wood can play a key role here as well. Properly sealed and maintained, wood can be an ideal material for places like porches, decks, and even accents like replacement shed doors. There’s no limit to the number of ways you can utilize wood for your outdoor spaces, and you can also have the freedom to change up colors and stains over the years as you desire.

Add Wood Shelving for a Simple, Impactful Update

The warmth, coziness, and sheet style of wood also make it an ideal material to use for updates like shelving. Consider adding open shelves to kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, or bedrooms for a gorgeous look. These pretty and functional elements can be done as full-length or accent shelves to update the space.

Use Wood Accents With Freestanding Furniture for Elegance and Style

There’s nothing more beautiful than a piece of lovely wood furniture as an accident in any room. From an antique freestanding china cabinet to a rustic wooden accent table, there are thousands of options to choose from that will really make your space stand out. Plus, because wood is so durable, any furniture will be highly functional and enhance the space in terms of its usage as well as aesthetics. You can even add wood in small touches with your renovations for little elements that make a big impact, like wood frames around new bathroom mirrors, highlighting wooden trim in certain rooms or on specific doorways to make focal points, or using wooden light fixtures.

Renovate and Update With the Power of Wood

Sustainable, durable, and beautiful, there’s no limit to the number of ways you can use wood to update your indoor and outdoor spaces. From creating a fireplace accent wall to a custom vanity, small touches to major projects, you can use the power of wood to create a space that you’ll love living in.

Author - Fred Felton
Fred Felton          

Content Creator / Editor

Fred Felton is a copywriter, editor and social media specialist based in Durban, South Africa. He has over 20 years of experience in creating high end content. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. Currently Fred specialises in the wooden arts and crafts space, focussing on innovative wooden product design. He is also a keynote speaker and has presented talks and workshops in South Africa.


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