Going into the same workspace day in and day out can start to feel a little dull. This is especially problematic if the design of the commercial space itself is dull and uninspired. If you have a storefront, such as a restaurant or shop, or a hospitality business such as a hotel, the design needs to grab the attention of potential customers who walk into the space. The best way to do that is by adding character to the space. Reclaimed wood is sanitized and dried for reuse, but it clearly has a past life all its own. Here are some ways it can add character to your space.

Warm Themes

For some time cool, modern, minimalist designs were all the rage when it came to commercial spaces. They can still be popular, as they look sleek and clean. But lately more people are gravitating towards warmth. If you want accents of warmth in your commercial design, it doesn’t get much warmer than reclaimed wood. You can add reclaimed wood tables, shelves made of reclaimed wood, or beams to give the space a warm touch while keeping the cohesiveness of the overall look.

Accents and Contrast

No commercial design should be one-note. If it’s all one color or all one texture, the end result is simply bland. Reclaimed wood can serve as an accent to a more modern design, or add dark contrast to a lighter colored room. Contrast draws the eye and makes the room feel more full and finished overall.

Inspiration for Creativity

When your employees come into an office with a lackluster design every day, they may start to lose some inspiration and the overall productivity and morale could go down. Reclaimed wood in an office space offers the eye a pleasant surprise. It’s something different, and when used in a creative way, it can spark a sense of creativity amongst employees. It can also make your workplace more attractive to potential employees.


You can add as much or as little reclaimed wood into your design as you like. It’s a versatile element, and it can be used for: countertops, bars, tables, benches, ceiling beams, lighting fixtures, shelving and so much more. You don’t have to worry about looking like every other commercial space. You can incorporate reclaimed wood in whatever way best suits your business’s aesthetic.

At Reclaimed Wood Solutions, we ship reclaimed wood anywhere within the US. Our reclaimed wood comes from shiplap cargo containers as well as railcars from the 1920s and 1930s, so you know you’re truly getting wood with character. Want reclaimed wood but don’t want to have to work with it yourself? We also offer finished tables made with butcher block constructions. Contact us today for more information on how you can incorporate reclaimed wood into your commercial space, or to order pieces for your space today.