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Fireplace Makeover

Posted on August 23, 2013

The fireplace is usually a dominant characteristic of any home. Its central location in the home guarantees every guest will see it. The fireplace is iconic so using a unique design to make your home a little cozier is important.When most people buy a home they like to make it unique. Fireplaces represent the most common icon of any home because it usually is the first thing people see when they step into a home.

Before Faux stone fireplace:
Fireplace before faux stone installed around it

When considering changing or decorating your fireplace consider using faux stone if you plan to do it yourself. Any fireplace can be easily transformed in a day with the faux stone panels. The greatest advantage is the diversity of different colors and textures that you can apply. Paint will fade and create a mess and stress in the process. Replacing the whole fireplace set or columns etc. will be expensive, tedious, and messy. The best way to avoid this and save money and time is simply using faux stone or brick to accentuate and revolutionize your fireplace.

The durable material is called polyurethane. It should still be kept at least five to six inches from the heat source. There have been many people who had extra masonry done around their fireplace, yet they constantly complain about how long it takes and how much dust was bothering them. For any design purpose faux stone or brick could be applied to the fireplace. We could take a plain beige wall and white fireplace and transform it into one of the most appealing and unique fireplaces in any home.  Find your color theme then establish the mood you want to set. Then take your measurements and just apply it to the surfaces. Within one day you have a new fireplace. The best feeling is knowing that you did it yourself and saved money while beautifying your home and increasing its unique qualities and characteristics.

Remodeled Fireplace

Remodeled Fireplace

When redesigning your fireplace take a look at the edges and the furniture. Observe the colors you have in the room and the texture. If you want to change the color and texture faux stone or brick can do both. Redesigning is also redefining your living space and lifestyle. By creating your own version you are putting yourself in the designer’s seat so have fun and explore your options. Once enough research has been done the logical conclusion will be to use the faux stone if you want to contrast or accent the fireplace in your humble abode. Good luck and have fun with your project.  For more great ideas check out this link -

Improve Your Ultimate Fun Room!

Posted on April 23, 2012

Now it's easier than ever to transform any room into the ultimate entertainment area for friends and family. Faux stone can have a huge impact on an area and give your fun room the treatment that is needed to be unique and one of a kind! Installation is made easy with the use of construction adhesives (ex. Liquid Nails ) and combined with screws to secure the placement of the panels. The ease of installation can ultimately omit the need for a contractor and labor costs.



These products are geared towards homeowners that  have a "Do it Yourself" attitude when it comes to installing the panels. All that is needed for an installation project are basic carpenter skills such as screwing, measuring, and gluing. There are minor installation requirements where only construction adhesives and screws are needed for panel placement. Anyone can turn an extra space in a house into a great gathering room to share priceless memories in!

Let's be honest, most of us would feel proud to say "I did it!".
With Antico Elements' faux products anyone can say it. We designed these products so that anyone with basic skills can start and finish a project.