Finding Money For Your Home Improvement At your Fingertips.
If money was the main obstacle that kept you from improving your home then do not worry because there is a way around that. Remodeling or improving your home can be an expensive and tedious process. Fortunately, there are programs to help homeowners finance their project. Many people do not know about these programs or grants but, they can provide great relief for many homeowners and individuals looking to fix or upgrade their home. Essentially, the main agencies to look for different funding tools are the Federal Housing Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, USDA Rural Development and even the Internal Revenue Service. These agencies have dozens of programs that help enable people to improve their homes or business. There are even funding tools for veterans and seniors.
One of the great funding tools used by homeowners is called the streamlined 203(k) Mortgage program. This is a funding instrument that permits homeowners to finance up to $35,000 into their mortgage. The FHA allows people to tap into cash easily in order to improve their home. After a simple process with the FHA appraiser you can be ready in no time to start your project. If money was the only thing holding you back now you can feel free because there are funding tools that the government and other institutions offer.
Another great way to save money is a loophole within the IRS code section under medical expenses. With a simple application of a formula on their website you can see how much your deductions will be. Basically, all that is really needed is the itemization of expenses and costs and then you will be on your way to saving money and increasing the value of your home at the same time.
With a quick search on the recommended agencies' websites anyone can find ways to improve their home for free or at a reduced cost. In addition, there are always coupons all over the internet which allow consumers to improve their home. Improving homes is good for the macro and micro economy because it increases the value of the home then the value of the neighborhood and eventually the community. This is the reason there are so many grants and loan or mortgage programs because of the simple fact that what is good for my neighbor is good for me. Since funding is not a problem finding an affordable way to remodel or upgrade your home or business is the next issue. Using faux stone or brick products are a great way to quickly and cost effectively remodel your home or business while improving the value of your home. They are easy to install and cheaper than most projects. Using these products also add value to your home. So now you have the power have fun with your next remodel or improvement.
If there is an area alone that changes the entire look of the house, this must surely be the living room.
Many families today cannot afford a major renovation to give their home a fresh new look. Now that spring is here we all try to find the money to start some sort of house project. Being indoor or outdoor, tweaking the family budget for a home improvement can be the source of concern and stress.
Why not then consider an alternative that is both effective in reviving the look of your living room and save you money?
Think about the savings coming from the use of faux stone.
One part of your family room that can easily, quickly and cheaply reach the above goals is a divider wall. If you have a wall that divides different rooms, this is surely an area that is seen constantly, from different directions and that you could transform into a beautiful faux stone wall. Let’s take a look at this newly submitted project review.
With just a few pieces of faux stone this DIY family was able to quickly and dramatically change the look of their home. Because of the addition of the top stone ledge trim they didn’t need to purchase panels and go all the way to the ceiling, rather they stopped at the same level as the doorways. You can take a look at the video below to see how simple it is to use faux stone.
Being that faux stone is incredibly versatile, they were also able to cut the panels in at the edge of the door with a skill saw and paint the edges to make them look like real stone.
As we said above, completing a DIY home project is now affordable to most families. Take a look at our CATALOG to see the different prices and faux stone on sale.Editor
When remodeling a house or a working space, it is very important to take into consideration two main concepts:
How much time does it take?
How much does it cost?
When choosing Antico Elements' faux rock and stone panels you automatically chose to incorporate into your design project a convenient and realistic item.
The stone looks real and installation takes little time. You can do it yourself so no need to hire a company that does the work for you.
Here are some of the most popular stone colors, Alpi Sand, Almond And Sienna:
Stone are molded on real rocks and are hand painted one by one. They do look real! Our clients are very surprised when they touch them and feel it is not real stone!
So it only takes few hours of your own time, and a project like this won’t cost more than $600.
The customer above was so pleasantly surprised with his purchase of the Alpi Noir that he decided to order more products.
Choosing Antico faux stone to remodel a space is a beautiful and affordable way to improve your interior or exterior design.
Don’t hesitate to give us a call for further information. We will be happy to assist you.
Today we would like to bring to your attention an new set of photos coming from a project in Miami, Florida, that used our faux stone.
Let's take a look at this before picture. It was surely an already nice an cozy place to live but the owners wanted something different. They knew what look would go well with the porch but didn't want to spend a fortune to get to that point. After a few click they found Antico Elements in the list of expensive alternatives.
This project was almost completed on a Saturday and maybe a couple of hours on Sunday. We have a local crew that is very familiar with the product so they know how to install it quickly and take care of the details. All done in about a full day of work.
One of the best quality of panels of imitation stone is its flexibility and ability to use it as replica stone siding. You can go from dressing up a porch, turn the corner and use them as siding.
Polyurethane replica stone from Antico Elements can be sanded, molded and shaped as needed and with the aid of our touch-up kits all these modifications can be blended in perfectly. Take a look at the characteristics of our stone products:
Here is another detail that illustrates the flexibility of this type of stone.
This is another example of how imitation stone doesn't have to look fake. Some companies do spend the needed resources to create a beautiful material that will last for a very long time.
We are proud to bring these stone products to your home, also because they are Made In USA and are of high quality.
Please take a look at our CATALOG to view the many styles and colors available. As usual, we are just one phone call away.Editor
If there is one thing that makes any home a much cozier place, that is definitely a stone fireplace. Any fireplace design that remains imprinted in people's mind has some form of stone on it. We all know, though, how expensive it is to install real stone on a fireplace. This is why we really appreciate the beauty, ease of use and affordble pricing of fireplace faux stone.
Faux stone panels make any home improvement project a simple task with the look of natural stones and the ease of simple installations. The light weight of the faux stone panels make it easier than ever to improve a room or space with very little to no extra tools needs. Installation on a fireplace can be done by the homeowner or your local handyman or neighborhood carpenter without the high costs associated with labor. The panels are made of 100% polyurethane material which make them strong and durable yet light in weight and easy to put up in hard to reach locations.
It is now easier than ever to complete those home improvement projects that seemed so far out of reach. The natural stone look is now available at less than half the cost of labor and products through faux stone panels. There are a variety of patterns and designs to choose from. Projects that once were estimated at long hours of labor can now completed in no time. Just like many before you, your stone fireplace will improve the look of your family room in no time. Take a look at our testimonials page for some examples.
By now, when homeowners start planning a new remodeling project, they will stumble across the ever growing list of Faux Stone Panels that can be used indoor or outdoor. You can come across many stores that offer these products but your best bet for the lowest prices is to look online. There are many examples of both applications of faux stone panels:
You will come across many stores that sell faux stone panels but your best bet to get the lowest prices is to look online. These panels can literally turn a headache of a project into something fun. This is not only due to the fact that the stress related to purchasing expensive materials is diminished but because it's so easy to install. There is no more need to look at natural or cast stone.
You can simply create a stone wall look by gluing and screwing these panels on any surface. As you may already know, the alternative is to go through a list of masons and general contractors and let the bidding game begin. Some hardware store carry a small selection of stone and in most cases they don't look realistic at all. Some stores sell faux stone online but the biggest ones have higher overheads, and it shows in the final price.
You now have the freedom to dictate the pace of your own home improvement project.Editor