When spring and summer arrive the vast majority of us are drawn outdoor by the climate. Spending a few minutes every morning, having breakfast in a nice and manicured backyard or porch can make a big difference in how the rest of the day will be.
Refreshing and revitalizing the look of your porch is much easier than many people think. There is no need to build a gazebo or redo your deck if those wooden posts are not looking right and somehow are in the middle of the view from your windows.
Turning a stained or bleached piece of pressure-treated into a beautiful faux stone accent is now not only simple but fun.
To many the idea of creating a faux stone support to your upper deck may seem to entail the removal of the current structure and creating a bearing stone pillar that can hold the weight.
With the use of preformed faux stone column the project is bound to be a lot easier. These materials are designed and produced to make the installation easier by eliminating the need to do masonry work.
They can have the stone wrap around and secured with just finishing nails for outdoor use. As for the top, where it meets your posts, you can use some nicely created stone caps to finish the job nicely.
Now you can enjoy the newly renovated patio with very affordable and effortless faux stone.
If you have ideas about transforming that old dusty basement but never went through with the project due to costs and repairs then no time is better than now.
There are many improvements and transformations that can be done to a basement. For example it can be converted into a wine cellar, gym, or even a home theater. Right now with all the new innovative products popping up on the home interior design market it may be easier than ever to complete these kind of projects. Another material that will assist you and compliment the renovations is faux sheets.
An easy way to transform the basement might be as simple as repainting some walls and adding a new rug, but sometimes paints can get messy. A great alternative to those messy paint jobs are the use of interior replica rocks and stones from places like Faux Stone Depot.
There are multiple styles and designs to choose from, and most replica rocks and stones can be installed in minutes. Stone, brick or rock can add an intimate element to the new and improved basement. If young and going for a more industrial look, perhaps brick veneer panels may be used to add a contemporary or modern industrial theme to the project.
Some people ask how they can hide duct work and bulkheads.
We always suggest using faux sheets that can be installed in minutes. Before doing this you might need to create a plywood box to frame around the duct work or plumbing. If you already have drywall up all you need to do is install the panels right on top of it.
What to do with ugly metal posts?
This is just as simple. You can use post wraps that come in flat panels and that snap at the four corners to make installation a lot simpler. These faux stone columns will look just like real stone stacked up around the posts.
Just take a look around and realize how many DIY materials are out there to help you in your projects.
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