Houzz is the new way to design your home.
1622 brick Ideabooks
What You Need to Know Before Painting Brick
Sure, painted brick can be a great look. But you need to take some risks into account. Here's how to paint brick like a pro
"painted brick can be a great look. But you need to take some risks into account. Here's... painting brick. Diana Zumeta of Brick Restoration, Scott Crocker of Crocker Breslin... times brick looks beautiful — and sometimes it's an eyesore. Depending on the style... home, a brick fireplace or wall may detract from your ideal ambience. Although painting... painting the brick in your home has been touted as an easy DIY fix, it has its downsides..."
Brick Floors: Could This Durable Material Work for Your House?
You love the old-world look, but will you like the feel of it underfoot? Learn the pros and cons of interior brick flooring
"about brick floors — they imbue a home with a storied, old-world feel and emit a... nostalgia. Bricks combine the durability of tile or stone with the warm colors of wood... considering brick floors for your home, keep these considerations in mind.... I love brick flooring and I have an upcoming project of aging existing red brick flooring... con's of brick flooring. I love to use brick flooring in high traffic areas because..."
Interior Brick: Paint it or Leave It?
"covering that brick is a sin or solution... paint brick and when is it a crime? Here’s a few examples of interior brick best... interior brick walls have it. The plan included 10 gallons of flat white paint, me sporting... interior brick snow white, my uber-opinionated friends had many a choice word with me... on the brick and the room. Sometimes brick especially worn antiqued brick adds warmth... with the brick interior fireplace wall. I will most definitely paint the brick white..."
Great Materials: Common Brick Stacks Up Style
So basic and yet so incredibly versatile, bricks can dress home exteriors, walls, roofs and more. Here's how to bring out their best
"versatile, bricks can dress home exteriors, walls, roofs and more. Here's how to bring... basic than brick. Small (mostly), modular and generally cost effective, brick has been... that a brick can be held in your hand. A brick is just an elemental, modular building... look at a brick wall, think about how each brick was placed, one at a time, with skill... textures, brick can provide high style or a common touch. It can dress walls, floors..."
Know Your House: Anatomy of a Brick Veneer Wall
"Brick's new role as skin versus structure offers plenty of style options for traditional... maintenance, brick has been a favored way to build for centuries. Brick has been used... Brick is just about the oldest building material. Small, modular, easily made from... piers of brick, architects and builders were able to construct large and small buildings... express brick's structural properties at door and window openings. Use brick jack..."
Raw Materials Revealed: Brick, Block and Stone Help Homes Last
Learn about durable masonry essentials for houses and landscapes, and why some weighty-looking pieces are lighter than they look
"longevity of brick, block and stone. In this time of increased attention to green building... exterior brick, and IMO that should apply to interior brick, too. Brick is so beautiful... century) are brick.....painted brick. I was told this was because the earlier builders... ceramic brick and a clinker (partially fired) brick. I am looking to cover my red brick... their own bricks locally, but they're too porous, and painting regularly is a simple..."
How to Paint Brick Like a Pro
"beat-up brick wall? Treat it to a fresh face with paint in any color you choose... painting a brick wall makes some people blanch in horror, there are times when it makes... give a brick surface new life.... painting a brick fireplace? Would Kiltz be a good primer for brick? When I paint brick... paint a brick fireplace if you could see the exterior patio of brick from that room... the same brick. For exterior walls, is pressure washing your brick recommended? My..."
Houzz Interview: The Brick House
"on The Brick House for quite awhile. One of the things that is SO delicious about... If The Brick House is new to you, you have a lot of catching up to do, but don't fret... being The Brick House was something like number forty on the list of houses we viewed... to The Brick House, click here. In honor of all of the hard work and ingenuity over... at The Brick House, we're giving away a $50 Lowe's gift certificate. Leave a comment..."
Surround Your Fireplace With Tile, Brick or Stone
"using brick and tile. Whether you've got an existing traditional wood and brick fireplace... hideous brick in the corner behind it in two tones of brick (changing from one dirty... type of brick to a super dusty whiter looking brick half way up the wall). I would... made of brick. Can we cover it with Sheetrock or do we have to remove the brick first... a red brick fireplace that's an eyesore in my (small) living room. The brick is..."
Brick: A Heavyweight for Modern Exteriors
If you picture only traditional homes when you think of brick, it's time to reconsider this modern contender
"think of brick, it's time to reconsider this modern contender... asked of a brick what it wanted to be; the brick replied, "An arch." Today, bricks are... in brick, glass and roof shingles; they use brick as another means of expression... building, brick is certainly rooted in traditional architecture and construction. Yet... here show brick used as an exterior material in a modern or contemporary manner. Brick... then, brick is not the predominant material. These are not ranch houses covered in..."
Renovation Detail: 4 Popular Brick Patterns for Patios
Classic, durable brick for patios and pathways creates a look that never goes out of style. Which of these four patterns is right for you?
"durable brick for patios and pathways creates a look that never goes out of style.... which the brick is laid? When designing a brick patio or path, you must consider key... settling on brick as our material of choice, who knew we'd then have to select the pattern... dominating the brick patios across our country, you're guaranteed to find one that best suits... age ) brick job we did using a variety of brick colors and a granite paver inlay..."
Kitchen of the Week: Exposed Brick Arches in Illinois
A careful restoration of a surprising discovery lends an unexpected accent to this contemporary kitchen
"beautiful brick, and reworked the wall into an open and unique design.... exposed brick. Beautifully warm kitchen! Love love love those brick arches!! What... clean the brick? It came out great. And how did you locate matching brick and have... maker of brick? Brick arches in kitchen pass through... and old brick from the previous wall. They cleaned the brick and used it with a few... and the brick was furred out and drywalled. Great Rooms' Heath Siebert and his team..."
EXPOSED! Show Off Your Bricks
"posed brick has had kind of a trend roller coaster ride. When true lofts became all... exposed brick, especially when it is original to the space and helps tell the story... exposed brick adds texture and gives us something to notice and think about. I say... exposed bricks. It's really cool! my daughter's bedroom... off the bricks. This is a great example of how the older material, bricks, can work... whitewashed brick. Superb! This is simply peek at a column of brick in a modern space...."
Skip the Brick for a Statement-Making Chimney
Clad your chimney in metal, concrete or masonry for a dynamic architectural element and a most contemporary design
"has a brick fireplace and it's really just a matter of time before it comes crashing... with the brick chimney and my hus and I and the baby (happily, I was breastfeeding)... England=brick/stone/fieldstone). Much of that depends on the architectural aesthetic... traditional brick-clad chimneys?More: Double-Sided Fireplaces Multiply Design Options..."
My Houzz: Clutter-Free Minimalism for a Converted Brick Storefront