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Balance Between Business And Art: Faux Stone Panels

Posted on July 24, 2012

When you come to the conclusion your house, office, restaurant or bar need to be remodeled then the decisions you make need to be based on gut feelings and personal experiences.

When deciding to redesign a project, the balance between business and art is definitely a very relevant factor. Changing the design of a specific part of your house, or of the whole house can be an inspiring process. But more inspiring is when you can actually find the solution that would be cost and time effective.

Let’s say you would like to change the stone wall in your kitchen like in this picture below.

Well if you do so using real stone you would have to spend $1500-1700 plus the carpenter work. Also, you would have to deal with the stress of getting your kitchen messed up for a few days. Not to mention how hard is the maintenance of real stone.

Antico Elements faux stone panels are much cheaper and you can get the same work done for much cheaper. Not more than $600.  (Picture below).

So you would save on the stone but also you wouldn’t need to hire a mason to do the work. You can install the panels yourself!

Also, the panels are fire rated. Although resistible to high temperatures, all our products are also available in fire-rated material for only 10% more.

So balancing business and art when changing the design, you can find alternative solutions that do not commit you for a lifetime! Even though the panels last forever, because they are very affordable you can change them in colors or shape when your gut feelings tell you so!

Create a comfortable work space with faux stone and faux brick panels.

Posted on June 29, 2012

It is easy to believe that a person spends more time at work than at home. An average of about 8-10 hours a day is spent in an office or work environment. So, people naturally would like to be as comfortable as possible while completing daily tasks. There are different elements that play a role in comfort, for one an office chair and desk play a vital role in a person's comfort level at work, and also the work atmosphere must play a role as well. The theme can range from the colors of the walls to the style of carpet designs, to open or closed cubicles and etc.

Office and restaurant faux brick applicationsA great way to impact the atmosphere of the workplace is to give the area a makeover. This can be done on a very low-cost budget. Some good ideas to start with are opening up the area with natural sunlight or knocking down cubicles or even dramatically changing the theme of a restaurant. Another great option would be to switch up the colors and or themes of the space. If paint jobs are out of the question because of the mess it causes, an excellent alternative with less mess would be panels of fake brick. These panels offer great detail and texture in material while also showing great designs and patterns.

Typical designs are natural stone looks but aren't limited to that, there are now more modern and industrial looks to complement an art gallery or maybe even a construction office. The installation is key, panel placement can be done in minutes with little to no clean up needed. Simple tools are all that's need such as screwdrivers, adhesive glues, and hammer and nails. These panels will dramatically change the energy and atmosphere of an office, which can directly improve the work output of your employees. The supervisor should start to see an improvement in production and overall energy in the workplace!