Renovating the home, office or commercial space is often necessary to improve its appearance, maximise space, or dramatically change the look of interior settings. Often, renovations include repainting walls, removing and replacing wallpaper, and building new structures over existing ones. Interior designers also use decorative wall panels to capture the desired look envisioned by clients. Wall panels have numerous benefits such as easy installation and removal.
Using wall panels for renovation
Decorative wall panels are available in various designs, textures and materials and are made of lightweight materials which make them easy to install over existing walls. Wall panels that mimic the appearance of wood and stone are suitable alternatives for homes and offices which require the soothing ambience of natural settings. Real wood and stone are quite heavy and often entail high costs for transporting and installing, usually by a professional with experience in timber construction and masonry.
Decorative faux stone or wood panels can be made of MDF boards, polyurethane or PVC materials which are much lighter than their original counterparts. They are engineered to connect with other wall panels using a tongue and groove or other snap easy mechanism and can be reinforced with adhesive or some screws.
Other decorative wall panels bear 3-dimensional designs such as waves, circles, and other patterns that the mind can think of! They also come in a wide range of colours which are designed to breathe life to any room, add interest, or serve as focal points or feature walls. When 3D wall panels are combined with suitable lighting, the results are often dramatic.
Removing decorative wall panels need not be a concern during renovation. Quickly change the look of interior settings by replacing old panels with more modern ones. Depending on the installation system behind the wall panel, removal may simply require a screwdriver, flat screwdriver or small flat pry bar. Here’s how:
1. Before removing any wall panel, check for light switches or electrical outlets near or around it. Remove any light switch or electrical cover plates by unfastening screws using a screwdriver.
2. Remove any decorative trim boards around the wall panel using a small flat pry bar.
3. Locate the seam in between two panels and insert a flat screwdriver in between the seams to pry out the side of the panel.
4. Gently unfasten the rest of the panel by sliding the pry bar around the panel to remove it.
5. Repeat the procedure on the other wall panels.
Renovation projects for the home and office can be expensive but with the right design, materials and decorative wall panels, achieving a new look can be fast and cost effective.