“Fake it till you make it” is what they say in the military. But that saying can also be true of home decor. Today, faux is the way to go when it comes to making your Albuquerque home look like a million bucks. You can create a great-looking space, even if it wasn’t built this way, and without spending a lot of money. Many of these items below stand in just as well as the “real stuff,” and because they’re DIY friendly, they’re even more appealing.
A fireplace can help a home feel comfortable and cozy, but not everyone has one built in. Thankfully, electric fireplaces are inexpensive and easy to incorporate into your home.
Electric fireplaces provide an alternative to traditional systems for those who don’t have a chimney or who prefer to avoid the hassle of wood burning or gas fireplaces. Installing them is quite easy since all you need is a power outlet and no chimney or venting, although, if you plan to place them in a wall you may need to hire a professional.
Make your fireplace pretty
Installing that fireplace also means trimming it. For some homeowners, Airstone veneers are the smart choice, as they are lighter, durable, and easier to install than traditional stone veneers.
If you would like to redesign a large space, small products may not be the best answer. Faux panels and sidings are made of high-density polyurethane and are modelled from actual rock and stone, so they are lightweight, durable, realistic, and easy to install. The panels can be installed yourself by a homeowner or contractor in a fraction of the cost and time it takes to get a new exterior look for a small investment. These panels could also make an excellent addition to any living space that needs more personality.
It’s no longer a novelty to apply peel and stick wallpaper, and it’s not just for those who don’t like to hang traditional wallpaper. Some people often want to alter thier home’s decor, so temporary peel and stick wallpaper can be useful.
Other peel-and-stick options
Getting real stone looks easy with this peel-and-stick option. Unlike wallpaper, the peel-and-stick option gives you materials that look natural in an easy-to-apply, easy-to-manipulate, and easy-to-remove package. It is expensive, so at about $23 per square foot you’re not getting a budget answer. However, if you prefer stone but can’t handle the hassle of installation, this may be the right option for you.
Quartz has become the most popular countertop material on the market today, surpassing granite in popularity. Today’s homeowners are going quartz because of the ability to get the look of marble without the high maintenance and dread of a stain or scratch ruining their expensive counters.
You can spend thousands of dollars running marble along your kitchen walls. Peel-and-stick vinyl tiles were intended as floor tiles, but at under a dollar each, they’re a great option for walls too.
Using stencils, you can create the look of Moroccan tile or shiplap, customized furniture and even handmade-looking pillows. You can achieve the look of custom tile in your kitchen, on your floor, or to accent your furniture. Create the look of customized tile in your kitchen, or on your floor, with no need to spend a fortune or undergo an extensive remodeling project.
Depending on the size you require, these tiles are available in 6×6, 8×8, or 12×12. You may also want to check out the furniture stencils that can transform an old piece into something new.
So when it comes to making your home look great, you really can fake it till you make it!
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