November 5, 2010 10:29 am
RISMEDIA, November 5, 2010--It's always a great time to add value to your home with a little sweat equity. With easy-to-install faux stone panels, you can boost your home's resale value quickly and affordably. The high-quality beams, panels and siding are made from high-tech, durable, synthetic materials in strikingly lifelike detail; they look like the actual wood, brick and stone from which they're molded.
Installation and handling are both quite simple. One person can lift a 20-foot faux wood beam, and two can attach it to the ceiling. Anyone can cut fake wood, brick or stone panels to size with a wood saw and cover a wall with them. Following step-by-step instructions, the average remodeling hobbyist can build a brick fireplace in the family room or construct a pair of stone columns in the yard for a fraction of the cost and time.
Here are a few starter ideas for building the resale value of a home using faux products:
Surround a Tub or Spa with Stone Panels
Bring the comfort and elegance of a spa to your home. Impress future home buyers with a fun, atmospheric room. Fake stone panels make it easy to accomplish, and they're available in a wide variety of designs and shades to create a custom look. Add Instant Class with Corbels
Corbels can turn an ordinary flat soffit into a classy feature that upgrades the entire look of a home's exterior. They also add a signature interior design touch inside, as part of a fireplace mantel, shelving, cabinetry and more. Wood corbels come in lots of different shapes and sizes to fit the necessary style and scale, ranging from subtle 4-inch chunks to prominent features two or three feet long. Corbels are available pre-finished in a variety of wood tones, or you can finish them to match your decor. Compared with real wood, these corbels are lighter, less expensive and easier to install--and they don't rot or attract insects.
Wood Beams Make the Bedroom Ceiling Worth Looking At
Homeowners often add faux ceiling beams to give a rustic barnlike feel to a room, but beams can just as easily change the mood in other ways. For example, smooth painted beams can give the room a light, restful, storybook cottage atmosphere. Of course, you can do any of these projects even if you're not planning to sell your home anytime soon, and get all the advantages of enjoying them yourself. Nothing's more valuable than that.
For more project ideas and complete information about faux beams and panels, please visit the FauxWoodBeams.com and FauxPanels.com.