udget-conscious ideas of MADE with surplus and salvaged materials
Pretty much the kitchen, considering it was made with excess and salvaged materials! The massive island has been re-milled with Douglas fir beams and we just think it’s awesome. What a stunning piece of kitchen furniture. And is not it cool how they’ve added a cookbook for cookbooks – right where you need them. Just slide the recipe book under the counter if you want to start cooking. The wood is such a rich patina and looks perfect against the white brick walls. With the Brooklyn based MADE design firm, the family opted for an eco-conscious decision to use salvaged material, and it turned out to be a stunning renovation. The Carerra marble around the sink is also being recovered – from an abandoned endplate that dates back to an earlier renovation. Another particularly attractive choice was the decorated sliding aluminum door (below). The design was cut with a digital laser cutter in aluminum. The door is hung on a rail and glides effortlessly at the lightest touch. If you can renovate your home with recycled materials, everyone wins. And clearly, the design does not have to be sacrificed. What is old is new again.