March 21, 2018

Have you thought about using faux wall paneling for a household (or business) project…but you’re just not sure if it’s the right choice for you?

Well, we get it.

We were there once too.  But now, we can’t get enough of these things.  We are going to tell you all the reasons WHY faux wall paneling is so great.  Then, you will be able to make an educated decision on what material to use for your next renovation project.

Faux..or not!

  • It’s Super Duper Affordable
    It really is necessary to add the ‘duper’ in there.  Because it’s THAT affordable.  Think about it…when you use authentic stone or brick for example, not only do you have to purchase the products themselves, but you also have to purchase the mortar, grout, and most likely hire someone to install it for you.
    Right?
    With faux wall paneling, on the other hand, all you have to purchase are the panels themselves, an adhesive (such as liquid nails), a simple caulking, and some screws.  That’s it.  You can install them yourself and you don’t need heavy machinery to get it done.  It’s that easy.  You do the math.
  • It’s Uber VersatileThere are SO. MANY. WAYS. you can implement faux wall paneling into your home or office.  Here’s a list:

Indoor Applications

  • Accent wall
  • Kitchen backsplash
  • Bathroom wall/shower interior
  • Man Cave
  • Wine Cellar
  • Basement wall paneling

Outdoor Applications

  • Fence posts
  • Entry gate
  • Monument sign
  • Landscaping
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Pool surround
  • Building/Home exterior

See what we mean?

  • It’s Durable as HECK!
    Faux wall paneling is built to withstand the effects of weather-both hot and cold.  All of our panels are weatherproof, UV resistant, and rot/mold/mildew/termite resistant.  The panels are made from polyurethane, which in itself is a closed-cell material.  No moisture can penetrate the surface!  No moisture barrier is needed when installing, and they are very easy to clean because of how durable they are.

Hmmm let’s see…. affordable, versatile and durable.  The choice is clear to us!  But what do you think?  To go faux? Or not?

March 15, 2018

Renovations? No thanks.  Weekend-long renovations?

Now you’re listening.

No one wants to undertake a renovation project that is going to take weeks and weeks.  I mean…people do it, but not without some serious mental, emotional and physical prepping ahead of time.  In the busyness of life, more people would far rather a project that is simple, short and sweet.

So today, we are going to give you some ideas on how you can upgrade your Master bath in a single weekend.

  • Fresh Linens
    As cute as your towels are from 1997….uh….sorry, but they’re not cute at all.  Swap your old, hole-y, bleach-stained towels for some fresh linens.  While getting nice linens used to be a very expensive feat, there are so many stores that make finding inexpensive ones possible.  And you DON’T have to compromise on quality.  Check out Tuesday Morning, Marshalls & Home Goods.Professional tip: opt for white.  You can always keep white looking fresh with bleach! Install a towel bar to arrange your linens nicely.
  • Lighting
    Lighting is HUGE guys! It makes the world of differences.  Get rid of your weird ‘boob’ lights (you know what we are referring to) and opt for some upgraded, modern lighting.  You can find this at your local home improvement stores: Lowe’s & Home Depot.
  • Faux Wall Paneling
    Guys, this one is revolutionary (not that we’re biased).  Faux wall paneling is ah-maaaazing.  You can literally transform your shower into a spa-like oasis in a matter of hours.Unlike authentic stone, faux stone panels can be installed with a little adhesive and screws.  It is impervious to moisture so you don’t have to worry about having them in a wet environment.  There is no grout to clean, and they can easily be wiped down with a wet cloth.  They are impervious to mold, mildew and rotting as well!  They look so good around a bathtub or shower.  They are light-weight and super easy to install (DIY if you will).
    You can find a full selection of faux stone, faux brick, and faux wood paneling in our ‘Products’ section on our main page: www.fauxdirect.com.
  • Paint
    Fresh paint can do literal wonders for your bathroom.  Make the room actually feel larger by painting your walls a light, neutral color.  Here’s a link to some of our favorites: https://www.bhg.com/bathroom/color-schemes/neutrals/.
  • Extras
    You can go the extra mile by replacing your bath mat, getting cute hand soaps, and adding fun things like new candles and house plants.  These little touches will go a long way, and won’t cost you an arm and a leg!

Happy weekend renovating, y’all!!

March 5, 2018

DIY projects are great in theory, right?  Pinterest markets them as cute and easy to do.  The reality is, however, that most of them leave you feeling like a worthless shmuck and all you have to show for it is a mess of various materials that would definitely take First place in a “Fail” competition.
While this may be the case with most DIY projects, it is not the case with the project we are going to tell you about today.

Wait for it….

Faux wall paneling.
Yep, you heard us.  Wall panels that aren’t actually real.  Well, they are real as in they are actual physical products, but they are made to mimic stone, brick and wood without actually being made out of stone, brick or wood.  Pretty cool, huh?

The best part about these bad boys is that they are completely DIY.  We will often get phone calls at Faux Direct of people asking if they need to hire a contractor and if we have any relationships with any.  We are always pleased to tell them that “No! No contractors are necessary!”  In fact, you can save a whole lotta time and cash by installing them all by yourself.  Faux wall paneling truly is a mess free, DIY project that just about anyone can install.

How are they installed?
Faux wall panels are installed using simple screws, adhesive (such as liquid nails), and standard caulking.  That’s it.  No moisture barrier necessary.  No crazy chainsaws or heavy machinery required.  All you need is a screwdriver and an exact-o knife, and you can have a faux wall paneled wall completed in a matter of hours.

What are they used for?
The most common thing people use faux wall paneling for are accent walls.  You can create a wall that looks like authentic brick, stone or wood in no time and it really does wonders to transform a simple space.  You can also use them to create kitchen backsplashes, bathrooms that feel like spa getaways, man caves, and even as exterior paneling!

Are they durable?
You bet your bottom dollar they are.  They are about as durable as it gets!  Faux wall panels are impervious to moisture, weatherproof, UV resistant, and resistant to mold/mildew/rot.  Doesn’t get much better than that folks!

….so what are you waiting for?  Are you looking to transform a current room inside or outside your home, but don’t want to spend tons of time or money?  Head to FauxDirect.com and check out our ‘Products’ section and take part in the easiest, mess-free DIY project there is.

March 5, 2018

Tiny Homes were introduced several years ago.  So far, this seems like one trend that may be here to stay (unlike shag carpet and plastic-covered furniture).  What is it about these things that are so intriguing to people?

We’ve done a little research to bring you some super interesting information on why Tiny Homes are killin’ it Nationwide.  Heck, you can even buy these suckers on Amazon Prime now!

  • Letting it All Go
    We aren’t referring to Elsa and her icy curse that keeps her locked inside her bedroom for years.  We are talking about simplicity.  Many people are ridding themselves of excess “junk” by transitioning into a tiny home.
    When you own any home of a substantial size, it is easy to acquire so much stuff.  But the thing is…..do we really need it?  The answer is: NOPE.
  • Environmentally Conscious
    Tiny homes take up less space and run on very little electricity.  They are often made of environmentally conscious materials such as faux wall paneling: faux stone, faux brick and faux wood.  They are essentially: off the grid.
  • Allows for Passions to be Pursued
    Having a home quite literally ties you down to a single place.  A tiny home, on the other hand, allows for a lot more flexibility and freedom.People who own tiny homes love the fact that they are able to travel more and pursue passions they might never have otherwise.  It’s not all about how much money you make, it’s about the joy you possess in your life.
  • Fewer Decisions Have to be Made
    With a tiny home, not much is able to be stored inside.  Therefore, less choices will have to be made.  Gone are the days of sorting through all your clothes trying to find the “best outfit” for the baby shower you are attending.  You’re either wearing this or you’re wearing that.
  • Saving Money
    Last but not least, having a tiny home allows for much more financial freedom.  Just think about the amount of bills that homeowners stack up: utilities, mortgages, contractor fees, repair fees, and so forth.
    Having a tiny home is one way to own a home without having to pay a mortgage too!

So….what do you think?  You ready to hop on the Tiny Home Trend??

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