Earlier I read about something I admit I’d never heard of before – architectural salvage yards. Here is an excerpt from the article by Carol Goodwin
More and more, homeowners as well as commercial builders are realizing that there is a virtual treasure trove of building materials already at hand, and using some creativity along with a generous amount of flexibility, one can create masterpieces with reclaimed materials.
Gone are the days when only bargain-hunters are on the lookout for recycled building materials. In fact, some of the most unique and interesting interiors employ antique and reclaimed materials. One of my favorite coffee shops in Paris features ornate doors and window frames salvaged from local renovation projects as the interior decor, and the shop draws visitors from all over the city.
To learn more about this useful and interesting phenomena, see the full article at http://bit.ly/HjjmZl.