It is not necessary to spend a lot of money on the new home when it comes to decorating it and getting the furniture for the daily use. Some people who have the pallets and know how to use them for making the reclaimed wood pallets furniture for the home
Love big block/brick in the kitchen. I would build this as the divider between kitchen and living room, with a cook stove on one side and a regular wood-burner on the other. The warmed stone would help keep the house warm long after fires were out.
Two battered stone basins that may date to the century were found on site, one buried under the house and another in a kitchen. They now serve as cantilevered bathroom sinks. (Barcelona home in NY Times)