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5 Ideas For Using Outdoor Wall Panels

5 Ideas For Using Outdoor Wall Panels

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Renovating your home can improve your satisfaction with your living space and increase your home’s curb appeal and value. However, depending on how extensive they are, renovations can be difficult and come with a hefty price tag.

One great way to save money on home improvements is to undertake projects that you can do yourself. DIY renovations can not only cost less but can also be an enjoyable and easy project to undertake to improve your home.

One of these DIY projects could be renovating your home by adding faux stone or brick paneling. According to Remodeling magazine, adding a stone veneer to your home is one of the projects with the best return on investment – allowing you to recoup up to 95.6% of the costs.

However, using real stone or manufactured stone (stones made from molded concrete) can be difficult due to their weight. Real stone can also come with a hefty price tag and the need for an experienced mason to install it. Using faux wall panels can give you the look of real stone without all of the hassles and downsides.

What Are Faux Wall Panels?

Faux panels are panels of faux stone or brick — made of polyurethane foam — which has been poured into a mold. Due to this molding process, the foam creates a high-density structure, which makes the panels highly durable and weather resistant.

They come in an array of colors and styles, some of which can be custom-designed, making them suitable for a wide range of home styles.

Benefits of faux wall panels over real stone or brick include:

  • Lightweight
  • Good value for the money
  • Easy to install
  • Can be installed with common tools and equipment

Ideas For Exterior Wall Panels

Because faux panels are weather-resistant, they can be used for outdoor projects just as easily as indoors. To give you some inspiration, we’ve described five outdoor wall panel projects to improve your home’s exterior.

1. Use stone panels to transform the look of your home’s facade

One of the most common ways to use stone paneling is to cover a portion of your home’s front.

Stone veneer can transform the look of your home with minimal effort. The same is true for faux stone panels when you use panels that complement your home’s existing colors and styles. Faux stone panels can cover any flaws or defects as well.

Stone panels can also increase the uniqueness of your home, making it more likely to sell if you are planning a move soon.

2. Use faux stone to enhance the rustic, cozy feel of your porch

Especially in warm climates and in the summer, your outdoor space can be one of the most enjoyable parts of your home. Just as the interior of your home should reflect your style, your outdoor space should also match the style that you want.

Faux stone paneling can give a rustic and cozy feel, particularly if you choose paneling that has an eclectic collection of stone shapes and sizes.

3. Use stone outdoor wall panels to create the look of stone columns

Using stone paneling over columns – either existing or non-weight bearing columns that you add yourself – can frame your home’s entrance. This draws attention to your porch area and can highlight the features of your home that you like – like a unique door.

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4. Enhance your pool area

If you have a pool, you can spruce it up by installing some features with faux stone or brick paneling. For example, you can use it to create a uniform and beautiful look on walls that surround your pool but make sure it isn’t applied in the pool.

In addition, if you have a barbecue or seating area adjacent to your pool, you can use matching exterior wall panels to give the entire area a cohesive look and feel.

5. Use faux panels to create an outdoor fireplace

One of the common indoor uses of faux paneling is to decorate a fireplace surround l. But, outdoor fire pits and fireplaces can be luxurious places to gather through the summer months and even into the cold seasons. If you are building an outdoor fireplace, you can use wall panels to match the fireplace or fire pit to any other outdoor stone features that you may choose.

Brick or stone could be used in this case, depending on your desired style but make sure to follow manufacturers instructions for clearance of combustible materials.

Other Outdoor Wall Panel Ideas

Depending on how you place outdoor stone paneling, you can transform the look of your home. For example, covering the entire front of your house will give a different effect than using stone panels here and there as an accent.

AZ Faux’s panels and other products have been used in a wide array of outdoor projects. If you are looking for additional ideas, you can browse our other blog posts or check out our design ideas section of our website.

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