Sep 282018
 

Winter is approaching, and the nights are closing in. That’s when enterprising designers showcase new and innovative ways to accessorize our faux stone panels; like this outdoor water wall with bright LED lights.

LED lights are a not-uncommon addition to panel projects. There are a number of reasons why they pair so perfectly. Firstly, the bright LED light is perfect for highlighting the vivid three-dimensional textures of of the panels – casting shadows and creating highlights that really draw attention to the different designs.

Backyard water wall covered in Regency Stacked Stone panels.

This water wall is stunning and and of itself – but it has a bright surprise when the sun goes down…

Secondly, our panels are idea for concealing wires and cables behind – so adding LED lights becomes a seamless process, in which no eyesores or obvious connections are out in plain view. Because you can cut our panels to shape and size with regular woodworking tools, it’s easy to run LED cables and bulbs behind and through them; and the installation options are practically limitless.

Outdoor water wall with stacked stone style finish is lit up at night with color-changing LED lights.

…hidden LED lights mean that Dave can light up the night in an almost limitless range of colors.

And when the sun is down, boy do LED lights make a striking impression. Take this example, pictures of which were sent in by fauxpanels.com customer Dave. He completed a beautiful water wall using Regency Stacked Stone panels in Earth color, and then installed hidden LED lights to showcase it at night.

LED is an incredibly versatile lighting system, so Dave had the choice of an almost infinite variety of colors to use, and the combination of the vivid stacked stone texture and rippling water makes the result truly dramatic.

Water wall with blue LED lights, the cables and wires hidden behind the faux panels attached to the surface.

The panels are ideal for concealing hidden cables and wires.

And, best of all, the entire contraption is seamlessly concealed behind and beneath the panels; meaning it’s impossible to tell that an LED system is installed until Dave actually activates it.

We’re really impressed, and love this feature. The bold lion carving and the urns on either side make this a truly dramatic garden feature; and that’s before the sun goes down.

What do you think, though? Did the LED lights add to this design? Let us know in the comments section below.

Jul 202018
 
Take the Weight Off: Building a Grill Island on an Elevated Deck

FauxPanels.com customer Michael Nidoh had a weighty problem. He was building a grill island on his elevated deck, and wanted to add some stone style. Fortunately Norwich Stacked Stone panels in were light enough to make his vision a reality. Michael has a backyard worthy of Homes & Garden magazine, and the highlight of it Read More…

Mar 162018
 
Building a Mailbox Enclosure with Dry Stack Panels

Fauxpanels.com customer Rigolea Wilson from Simi Valley, CA, built a gorgeous mailbox enclosure using Dry Stack panels to add some extra curb appeal to her home. Stone is a wonderful building material – both in terms of looks, and longevity. It’s no fluke that Europe is filled with castles from the medieval era that are still Read More…

Jan 262018
 
Garage Exterior Remodel with Panels and Trim

Today we’re featuring a garage exterior remodel sent it by customer Jim from Carson City, NV. He used our panels and window/door trim to give his garage an amazing new look. One of the benefits of our faux stone, brick and wood panels is that they’re infinitely more versatile than the ‘real thing’ – and Read More…

Dec 012017
 
Patio Columns Installed Over the Weekend

Check out how Milissa’s husband and father installed beautiful patio columns in just one weekend with Norwich Stacked Stone column wraps. One of our most innovative products is our 4-sided column wraps. With their authentic look of stone or brick, they give an instant facelift to supporting columns and posts, but without the complication of Read More…

Aug 182017
 
DIY Raised Garden Beds with Regency Rock

Daisy from Long Island, NY is a DIYer with an eye for the creative. Check out these stunning raised garden beds she created using Regency Random Rock panels in rich Earth tone. At first glance these garden beds appear to be constructed from beautiful hand-laid stone.The truth? They are actually faux – covered in high-density Read More…

Jul 212017
 
Home Exterior Ideas: DIY Pool Waterfall

As summer heats up, our attention turns to cool home exterior ideas – and this DIY pool waterfall is one of the coolest. It’s a gorgeous summer at the moment, and if you’re lucky, you’re spending it waterside as much as possible. Ironically enough, one place our panels found the perfect home is right by Read More…

Jun 302017
 
An Office Sign Makes Its Mark

Faux is often the choice of the professional, as seen with this stunning exterior office sign. Recently, we received a photo from David Tich, an account executive for GLS Precision Marketing in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The picture was of a welcome sign they’d produced for a client of theirs – using Norwich Colorado Stacked Stone Read More…

Apr 142017
 
Timber Carport Design with Stacked Stone Column Bases

This lovely timber carport built by homeowner Mark Kooyman was given a wonderful design touch with the addition of stacked stone-style post wraps and accessory caps. One of the reasons people love ‘old’ things is because it’s difficult to fake the decades or even centuries of exposure to the elements. A house made from weathered brick, Read More…

Dec 262016
 
Backyard Pavilion Design with 'Stacked Stone' Columns

FauxPanels.com customer Rodney Lamb recent sent in snaps of his stunning backyard pavilion design, built out of towering timber and looking like something you’d expect to see in a national park. The columns that anchor this beautiful outdoor pavilion look like sturdy, authentic stone, but they are actual faux – cleverly installed by Rodney using Norwich Read More…