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Using faux brick to create the ultimate contemporary room!

Posted on June 1, 2012

Give a room or office the ultimate contemporary look while saving tons of money through the use of faux brick products. These brick products are becoming increasingly popular due to the lightweight material and easy installation along with the affordable pricing on a variety of faux stone panels designs. Contractors are starting to take notice of the high demand for faux brick products as well. There are many options in the home improvement market for suitable faux brick designs and colors.

Faux brick is the perfect option to transform a plan room or space into a contemporary or traditional oasis. They can also be used to spruce up existing bricks by being installed right on top of the old bricks. When thinking of a contemporary theme, it shouldn't be limited to art galleries and industrial sites, but even in households, faux brick can offer a complimentary look to an existing room. It is now easier than ever to redesign an old basement or guest room into the ultimate office or entertainment space using the faux brick. If your basement has a drab concrete floor that has seen better days, give it a makeover with the addition of an accent wall of faux brick.

Adding a faux brick finish to a wall can give a living room, dining room or family room a relaxed, natural touch. Faux brick can be used on almost any surface and can be installed in seconds through the use of construction adhesives and screws. Another great option to dramatically change a room is to give your modern or contemporary fireplace a cozier look and redo the surround in faux brick. This can dramatically change the look and theme of a room instantly!

Faux Stone Wall Solutions

Posted on May 24, 2012

Faux Stone walls are becoming a more common building element in the construction of a house and are very popular in the Mid West region of the United States. The walls of a household besides being space dividers are also structural elements that transfer the load of the roof to the ground. Walls are constructed on strip spread or raft foundations that support the walls. The walls are constructed using bricks and mortar. These can also be constructed with various structural qualities and thicknesses.

Almond Color Faux Stone Wall

Almond Color Faux Stone Wall

Home wall foundations are made in dugout trenches so that a hard stable surface on which the building is supported can be obtained because the top surface of the ground normally does not have the load-bearing capacity to take the load of the building.

A great alternative to the strenuous work of installing brick walls for that industrial look is a new and innovative product known as faux stone solutions. Though faux stone products have been around for quite some time, the demand and overall popularity of these products have certainly increased. The lightweight of the panels and easy installation (a combination of screws and construction adhesives) make these products heavy in demand by both contractors and homeowners alike.

Faux stone panels can be used to increase the value of a room or space. The variety of designs and colors have helped contractors offer homeowners and customers an alternative to the traditional wall looks without having to worry about hauling heavy stones or breaking their pockets.

Kitchen Makeover for less.

Posted on May 15, 2012

Why spend tons of money on redecorating your kitchen? There are now new alternatives to just knocking down walls, and hiring a carpenter to paint and install expensive lighting. Ever try faux stone panels as a back-splash for your kitchen? Antico Elements' faux stone panels and accessories are the new waves in technological advances that offer both efficient insulation and great designs. Faux stone panels are mainly made of polyurethane material that comes very lightweight and durable and makes these products easy to install. When you pick from the many designs of faux stone panels that are offered for your back-splash and create a theme, you can transform any dull and plain kitchen into a warm and vibrant area to make and share memories.

By using innovative designs, you can change the look and feel of your kitchen in minutes. Some contractors and carpenters are now switching out traditional products in home interior design for more affordable and easier installed products such as faux stones and replica rocks. In using these alternatives, contractors are saving both time and money with labor and product costs.

Here's a beautiful example:

Another great idea for the kitchen would be to add some accents and wall decor to amplify your theme. A great choice to use as an accent for the walls would be wall sconces. A simple light fixture can dramatically change the look or theme of an area. When using light fixtures or wall decor, make sure to compliment the colors and theme of the walls and space. A great way to find cheap light fixtures and decor would be to visit your local home improvement store for ideas.