Bouldin Creek ResidenceContemporary Kitchen, Austin
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Throughout the home Gonzalez used reclaimed items. The chandelier is a rewired fixture, and the exposed ceiling beams, which are structural, are salvaged wood.Gonzalez, a self-proclaimed “water nerd,” also installed a reverse-osmosis water filter in the kitchen sink (in addition to a whole-house water filter that reduces chlorine, microbial pathogens and other contaminants). “We hardly ever buy bottled water,” she says.