Unless you have enough money to use it as toilet paper, you probably enjoy saving a buck or two here and there. Some people clip coupons, some people purchase ‘Senior’ tickets at the movie theater when they are 25 years old, and some people are suckers for the ole’ BOGO. Whether you are a spender or a saver, you probably agree that spending less money is not a bad thing. Read on for a huge way you can save money on your next home renovation project.
Faux wall paneling is a brilliant way to keep a few extra Benjamins in the bank. If you are not aware, faux wall paneling is all the rage in the home renovation arena. It is used in leu of authentic brick, stone, and wood on the daily.
The main reason? It is a real money saver.
First off, the materials themselves are far cheaper than using real wood, brick, or stone. At Faux Direct, all of our faux brick, faux stone, and faux wood paneling is constructed out of polyurethane foam. Each panel is actually cast out of the real stuff using the foam, so it maintains the same authentic look and texture. Polyurethane is far more affordable than obtaining the authentic materials.
There is a reason that companies get rich when they create ‘knock off’ versions of things (Giga pet, anyone?). Because people like to save money! Why spend tons of money on the real thing when you can get the next best thing that looks exactly the same for far less money?
Another way you will save money by opting to go faux is eliminating the purchase of expensive tools or machines. When you install stone or wood, you have to have a fancy saw that can cut each piece. When you install either stone or brick, you have to have messy expensive mortar. When you install wood, you have to purchase expensive wood glue. Not the case with faux stone panels. All that is necessary in order to install these bad boys is either affordable caulk or glue and a few standard tools.
The final way you will save money by going faux is because you can install them all on your own! Yep, you heard us. Let your inner Tim the Tool Man Taylor shine this holiday season, and surprise your family with a gorgeous faux stone fireplace or a sweet faux brick outdoor kitchen. Each panel is lightweight and very simple to apply.
There you have it, another way to save money in the very expensive world we live in! You’re welcome.