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Can the three "Rs" help improve your Greenwich home's floors?

21 Aug 2012 1:06 PM
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So you've just purchased a home in Greenwich, but are trying to find new ways to help your house stand out from others in the area. While it might be worthwhile to purchase new decor, you might be able to give your interior a rustic appearance with the three "Rs" - reclaim, reuse and refurbish.

According to the Woodworking Network, enhancing a home's interior by following the three "Rs" was the top interior design trend noted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry in August 2012.

"Old is new," a wood interior specialist told the Woodworking Network. "Clients are consistently asking me to repurpose an old piece of wood into something else or build something new and distress it to look old."

While purchasing one of the luxury homes in Greenwich is typically a valuable investment, you might be able to enhance your property's value with simple modifications using the three "Rs" technique.

For example, the Woodworking Network notes that the owner of a luxury home was able to reclaim longleaf pine flooring using the tactic, matching the original property's flooring throughout. This type of flooring is an ideal choice for Greenwich properties, and Contempo Floor Coverings notes that it will typically last for the life of a property.