Time-worn wood architectural details enhance a home’s rustic charm or elegant old world-style but the real deal can be costly. What if you could get the same look at a fraction of the price? Faux wood products made of polymers have the same textures and finishes of real wood but without the maintenance issues and costs associated with real wood.
Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri uses these architectural elements to add character and elegance to his high-end homes. “Faux wood products are one of my money-saving trade secrets. I use them on the exterior and interiors of all of my homes and my clients love the look and the price,” says Jorge.
Consider the cost savings. Here is what Jorge recently paid for these products: A faux wood corbel costs $25 each, shutters $180 a pair, and a beam header just $20 each.
There are only a few companies that have mastered the science and craftsmanship of faux wood architectural products. Ackue Inc.,based in Sanford, Florida is a leading manufacturer. Ackue Inc.’s award-winning products can make a home look like a million bucks without the seven-figure price tag. Owner George Acha says his products are maintenance free, handcrafted and coated with UV protection. Custom-made faux wood garage doors are one of his most popular products with orders worldwide. “We try to be as authentic as possible and fabricate unique products where no two are alike, “ says George.
Faux wood products can enhance the interior or exterior of any home. Custom Builder Jorge Ulibarri uses the corbels in the tower entry of each home. Jorge designs the exterior of his homes to showcase faux wood shutters, beam headers, and additional corbels. Faux wood products are another affordable design idea to add luxury to your living space. To learn how these Faux Wood Products are installed and where you can add them to your home, watch the latest episode of Trade Secrets by Jorge. Available on Friday May 11th on YouTube and here on the blog.