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Herringbone-Patterned Firebrick Takes Style to Hearth
Fireplaces cross over into craftsmanship territory when the brick inside is laid in this graphic pattern
"when the brick inside is laid in this graphic pattern... standard brick patterns, although I'm especially over the moon for the herringbone pattern... dreaming of herringbone-patterned firebrick. Firebrick lines a firebox and keeps the fire’s... design, herringbone firebrick creates a graphic focal point that plays a large part... pattern. The bricks take on more of a Roman brick dimension and look so much better than..."
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... up, the patio and path ideas are percolating. After settling on brick as our material... 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..."
How Brick Fits Into Today’s Gardens
Natural brick is often considered a traditional building material. Here’s how people are using it in contemporary gardens too
"tural brick is often considered a traditional building material. Here’s how people... against a brick garden wall warmed by the autumn sun, I pondered whether this ancient... gardens? Brick has been a favorite material for gardens for centuries, from Roman courtyards... found brick laying to be a form of relaxation and built an extensive wall at his... garden. Brick, which has been with us in one form or another since humans first started..."
"The herringbone pattern is composed of alternating rectangles arranged in zigzags... cloth, brick or a parquet floor, the herringbone pattern gets its name from the... chevron, a herringbone pattern is distinctly created from 90-degree angles only. The... shape of a herringbone arrangement creates intense strength. It spreads the load over... interlocking bricks of this firebox are laid in a herringbone pattern, which was used as..."
Design Details: Herringbone Around the Home
"hint of herringbone? The pattern infuses a classy note in any setting.... Herringbone rocks my world, Looks great! Thanks, craftmark. Love this post! Thank... to do herringbone wood floors in the remodel of our coach house that had a fire but... LOVE Herringbone, especially in floors. Here's a couple more I have saved in my... within the herringbone pattern here. There's something Old World about herringbone; it's..."
Yes, You Can Use Brick in the Kitchen
"lowdown on brick and brick veneer: whether or not to seal it, how to make a brick veneer... using brick in the kitchen, and that’s a shame. Brick can lend a wonderful historic... a thin brick veneer will look oh so faux. There’s no need to fear. Here’s the lowdown... most brick companies like Acme Brick offer a 'brick slice' or 'thin brick' that are... see on brick until it had gotten really, really bad. I agree that brick is timeless..."
How to Pick the Right Floor for Your Garden Room
Crunch the facts on gravel, flagstone, brick, tile and more with our mini guide to outdoor flooring surfaces
"flagstone, brick, tile and more with our mini guide to outdoor flooring surfaces... decks, patios, overlooks, trash can storage pads, lawns, ground cover plantings .... love the herringbone bricks, but you're right, they'd pop out when the ground heaves... dry set patios and walkways or thinner material for mortared patios, countertops and... stone, brick, etc. Otherwise, consider brick or pavers with darker colors, or slate..."
A Dynamic Backyard Design Embraces Its Urban Setting
A New York City outdoor space comes to life with a curvy new brick patio, thoughtful outdoor furnishings and evergreen foliage
"curvy new brick patio, thoughtful outdoor furnishings and evergreen foliage... rough brick. Nicely done! The brick pattern is beautiful; the steel planter was... circular brick makes such an interesting bird's eye view. Most patios don't get seen... circular brick patio!!! Nice. Here's the one that I put in my courtyard. Really not... all red brick is the same. Our current house had red brick in the backyard for over..."
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..."
6 Ways to Rethink Your Patio Floor
Figure out the right material for your spring patio makeover with this mini guide to concrete, wood, brick and stone
"spring patio makeover with this mini guide to concrete, wood, brick and stone... over your patio? Start with a solid foundation. Begin your planning process with this... guide to patio flooring options — estimate costs, get to know the process and learn... like brick and bluestone, to innovative new materials, like wood decking tiles.... existing patio. The brick went on top. We doubled the size of the patio so it is great..."
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.... paint a brick fireplace if you could see the exterior patio of brick from that room... painting a brick fireplace? Would Kiltz be a good primer for brick? When I paint brick... the red brick FP to match my LR decor but you can see the attached patio from the LR..."
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..."
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... kitchens ,patios ,and Baths, as you have rightly mentioned.The hiccup i think is it is..."
Get Backyard Privacy the Subtler, Stylish Way
Why settle for a hulking brick wall when plants, screens and other refined backyard dividers do the job with panache?
"hulking brick wall when plants, screens and other refined backyard dividers do the... fences and brick walls can do the trick, adding an extra divider, screen or plant barrier... personal patio. Regardless of your materials, both Bartron and Clodfelter agree that... outdoor patio space without covering up their views but also do want something that... covered patio with fireplace. But be sure to keep up with the pruning of those vines..."
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..."