Style Secret: Repurposed Materials"Reduce, reuse, recycle" goes the mantra. Live up to the reuse part by using construction materials carried over from a previous life. There are repurposed options for just about any surface you care to name, such as glass tiles made from old bottles, countertops crafted of recycled paper and scrap metal turned into wall panels. The walls in this home are made from reused copper, which lends both warm shine and a striking, totally original texture. Put it into practice: Salvage yards, flea markets and thrift shops were hotbeds of sustainability long before most of us knew that green was anything more than a color. You'd be surprised at what you can find: old sinks and tubs in near-perfect condition, enough weathered hardwood to dress all the floors in your home, entire countertops that can be cut to fit your kitchen.