Dec 222011

From the Grand Canyon to the Empire State Building, America seems built on the philosophy that “bigger is better.” But one enterprising Faux Panels customer from New Jersey sent in pictures of new his kitchen backsplash, illustrating just what a big difference a little change can make; thanks to our decorative stone panels.

A new kitchen backsplash with decorative stone, before picture

Modern appliances and cabinets clashed with dated wallpaper.

Insurance expert Dave Weiner, from New Jersey, is a man who knows how important the small details can be. That’s why he managed to use just a few of our Oxford Ledgestone Faux Stone Panels to completely transform his dated-looking kitchen.

In other stunning kitchen remodeling we’ve been sent pictures of, faux panels often make up just part of the project – complimented by new cabinets and worktops.

However, in Dave’s case both his cabinets and worktops were in great condition and their stylish design meant they hadn’t dated like the floral wallpaper had. He planned to give his kitchen a cool new look while keeping those important elements as-is.

The trick was creating a decorative stone backsplash from our panels. Because they’re molded from durable polyurethane, Dave was able to cut them perfectly to size using a wood saw and that meant they fit seamlessly in the space between the worktops and counter; giving the impression of an authentic stone wall but without having to make any alterations to the design of the existing kitchen layout.

Attaching the panels to the wall was easy – it can be done with regular construction glue, or screws if you prefer. Even better, the panels are 100% waterproof and impervious to damp; so they were ideal for creating a backsplash that was as practical as it was impressive.

A DIY kitchen backsplash created with decorative stone panels

Kitchen backsplash completed with decorative stone panels

Dave made one more clever decision when he ordered his panels – he got them fire rated. Many products in the faux panel line can be ordered with fire rated, and in Dave’s case it was perfect for ensuring that whatever appliances he puts up on his kitchen counters – from a toaster oven to a tea kettle – the faux stone panels will stand up to the heat.

The results, as you can see from these before and after pictures, are pretty impressive. Even better, it took just a few panels for Dave to perform this amazing transformation – making the whole process quicker and significantly less expensive that ripping out an old kitchen would have done.

Do you have any similar kitchen remodeling projects you’d like to show us? We’d love to see them. Send your before and after pictures to [email protected] and we might even showcase them here!

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