Something Old

Something Old

5 Salvaged Pieces to Bring Home

Words by Ashley Locke

There’s an undeniable appeal to older homes—ornately carved moldings, beautiful hardwood floors, and unique wavy glass panes add warmth and character that is missing from most modern homes. One way to capture the charm for yourself is to purchase an older home, but not everyone has the time or money to invest in the projects and upkeep that come with decades of use. The other way is much simpler—architectural salvage.

Architectural salvage is when materials are removed and preserved from a home that is getting torn down or remodeled. The rescued pieces can be reused in other homes. Not only does this practice save materials from heading straight to the landfill, it also gives the historic pieces a second life. 

There are all kinds of pieces that can be salvaged and reused in your home. Here are a few of our favorites:







Feeling inspired?

Check out these architectural salvage sites across the South!

Preservation Station - Nashville

Southern Accents - Cullman, Alabama

Marietta Reclamation - Smyrna, Georgia

Antique Warehouse - Clinton, Arkansas

Old Is Better Than New - San Antonio