Jan 112013

Want a kitchen straight out a French farmhouse, but live in a modern American home? Faux panels could be the answer.

Making a drastic change to your kitchen design doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg; remodels using realistic looking faux ledgestone panels are the way to go.

The finished product! A stunning old world-style kitchen created using our faux stone panels.

A current favorite of ours and one of the coziest looking interior projects we’ve received pictures of recently was this one – the work of an enterprising homeowner who turned their outdated, American-style kitchen into a cute and rustic retreat straight out of the old world.

The secret was using our Carlton Ledgestone faux stone panels, intricately detailed in harvest shades. Cut to size with a regular wood saw, and attached directly to the wall with regular construction adhesive and screws, they made the boring wall come alive with texture, color and character.

What makes our stone veneer panels so perfect for this kind of project is their incredibly vivid, three-dimensional detailing.

Going from drab, aging wallpaper to amazingly detailed faux panels is quick, easy and affordable.

Before and after shots reveal what a stunning transformation took place.

Made from tough and durable polyurethane foam, these panels are actually created using molds taken from real ledge stone walling; which means ever nook, cranny, crevice and imperfection is exactly copied and recreated in the lightweight foam paneling.

The result? From looks alone, these panels are practically impossible to tell from the real thing.

Our design-minded homeowner finished his faux panel masterpiece by offsetting each row of panels – cutting each subsequent row of panels in half to ensure that none of the beautifully detailed patterns looked repetitive.

As a result, and because our faux stone panels slot together like an interconnected jigsaw, the panels create a stunning, seamless stone wall pattern that wouldn’t look out of place in the kitchen of an old French farmhouse.

So what do you think? We’d love to hear your opinion – and if you’ve completed a similar project with our faux stone panels, send up pictures so we can highlight them here!

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