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Save Time And Money On Home Renovations

Posted on November 6, 2013

Fixer Upper

Buying a home is a daunting task but fixing it is even scarier. Contractors can charge a high price for labor and it may take a long time to finish which can make the labor cost even higher.  Some homeowners even give up half way through the construction process because of high bills that they didn't expect.  Fortunately, some of the most creative designs can bring about the most creative solutions to your fixer upper dilemma.

There are plenty of ways to make the house look great, from using a new coat of paint or additions on the house like an extra bedroom.

Thankfully, there is an alternative that doesn't include expensive time consuming methods that can easily go over budget.

The best solution would be using imitation stone panels to cover any flat surface from the bathroom to the kitchen. This a great way to turn an old boring house into a beautiful work of art.

Before

Before

The problem with conventional methods is the time and money it takes to complete. In most cases, time is money, literally. Choosing a method that not only adds great depth in color and texture, but also saves money and time is crucial to finishing the project. Paint fades and is very messy but faux stone panels create a new atmosphere with out the huge clean up process.

Making an addition to a house is costly in materials and labor. The main cost is time. Of course everybody wants to save time especially if they are trying to resell the house. The time factor is one of the largest reasons people don’t follow through with renovations for their house.

Synthetic Stone Saves Time And Money

Save money and time with the quick and easy installation of fake stone panels because they are so easy to install it takes only a fraction of time. For more info and visual details on the simple installation process click here. There are many benefits of using these panels such as no maintenance cost. Using panels as siding not only increases the energy efficiency of your home but the curb appeal. It helps insulate the home whether they are placed in the interior or the exterior.

Now homes can be revamped to look their best without the exorbitant cost of using a contractor or large construction crew. The goal of most people who renovate their homes is to avoid unnecessary expenses. The best way to do this is by doing as much of the work possible without hiring anybody else.

After

After

Faux Stone Bar And Grill

Posted on September 19, 2013

Would you like this conversation to happen to you?

“Hey honey when did you buy that great looking bar and grill set up outside that wasn’t there yesterday?”

I didn’t buy I made it all by myself.”

This project was the husband’s way of saying we will spend more time together and have fun eating together. The husband in this case was more than happy to show off his handyman skills and the wife was happy to have a beautiful functional piece of furniture that matches the tones and colors she used to design the patio. All around this project helped make a happy couple with a new simple and fun addition to their backyard.

Faux Stone BBQ

Faux Stone BBQ

What was the husband’s secret trick? He used imitation stone panels and corners in order to fabricate the bar and grill. These panels can be used around a heat six as long as it is five to six inches away from the actual heat source. Essentially, what the husband did in this case was use a frame of wood and bars in order to construct a small frame to accommodate the grill.

Since the faux stone panels are easy to cut and glue or screw onto any flat surface the husband was able to finish this project before his wife got home from doing her hair.

The Perfect Do It Yourself Project

In this case the husband used plywood and some 2x4 pieces of wood in order to create the skeleton for the bar and grill.After that he simply glued on the panels and screwed them in so they were secured onto the brackets. Then he used a small touch up kit and was done. The grill was strategically placed so the heat from the grill would not affect the panels. People even use faux stone panels around fireplaces. This picture shows the high quality look you can get by adding a few panels around your house. Check out the link to view more great examples of stone veneer:

Most of the people who own a home would love to fix it up but don’t know how they could do it. Even small projects like these can make a world of a difference which is why faux stone or brick products are great because it allows regular people to do amazing projects in the blink of an eye.

Using this product makes people's lives easier. You can get a professional looking job without having a construction crew running through your house.

What is Faux Stone?

Posted on August 23, 2013
Reusable faux stone panels for a bar

Reusable faux stone panels in a new bar

The Dawn of the "faux stone age" has arrived. It is a new trend has taken the home improvement and construction industry by storm which is the use of faux stone or imitation stone. Essentially the products are made from a durable material known as polyurethane. This material’s versatility is what makes it ideal for any stone project. The texture and color create an earthy yet sophisticated look that can be applied anywhere from restaurants to penthouses.  This product delivers an easy to install ready to go home or business make over.

Stone Below counterThe difference is the drastic change in textures and colors brought to any room for an incredibly lower price. People and customers in any country have found that you can apply this to any project. Why though are people so truly happy with this product? Because most people most people have fun doing a project on their own and they like saving money at the same time. If you think you have not seen it take a look at these pictures and decide because they are more common than most people think.

Since the applications are endless faux stone puts the homeowner in the driver seat of their own home makeover. This is exactly the success of faux stone products those two words “Home Makeover”. Home makeover shows have been flooded the television market. In every show we see a confused homeowner not sure of what they can and can’t do to revitalize their home.  With the onset of faux stone they can visualize the project they are working and then do it themselves for such a low cost that many people have flocked to this cure all for home transformation.

Not only have many people flocked to this product for its easy to use applications but, also because of the guarantee provided by the manufacturer. The manufacturer’s warranty guarantee reflects the quality of the product and the faith the manufacturer puts in it. Credibility and reliability are important in any project which is why it is important to see how much faith a manufacturer puts in its product. Faux stone is reliable and gives the customer the ability to be creative and save money at the same time. These are just a few of the main reason why faux stone is hitting the home improvement industry with a huge splash. Take a look around your home or apartment and imagine the possibilities because with this product anything is possible.