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Surround Your Fireplace With Tile, Brick or Stone
"using brick and tile. Whether you've got an existing traditional wood and brick fireplace... options of stone slab fireplace surrounds in my last ideabook, so here are some fireplace... Ideas for Stone Slab Fireplace Surrounds... 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..."
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... to add stone to your home, stone veneer or manufactured stone is a great alternative... 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..."
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..."
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
"nostalgia. Bricks combine the durability of tile or stone with the warm colors of wood... about brick floors — they imbue a home with a storied, old-world feel and emit a... 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..."
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
"like brick and bluestone, to innovative new materials, like wood decking tiles.... Dry-lay brick or stone retains some permeability whereas concrete doesn't. In my area... epoxy stone. The brand is Sierra Stone, and they install it for all the new Orvis... had a brick patio installed last summer and we love it. The original concrete was... out the brick and iron fence that was deteriorating and poured concrete to match the..."
If Legendary Composers Designed Homes
Great architecture is often a symphony of elements, but what would the story of music itself say if cast in brick and stone?
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..."
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..."
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... paint your brick and later decide to cover the brick with a stone slate or with a concrete... on the brick and the room. Sometimes brick especially worn antiqued brick adds warmth..."
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..."
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
"England=brick/stone/fieldstone). Much of that depends on the architectural aesthetic... 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)... traditional brick-clad chimneys?More: Double-Sided Fireplaces Multiply Design Options..."
My Houzz: Clutter-Free Minimalism for a Converted Brick Storefront
Stone Shows Massive Potential for Homes
Wait, did we say 'massive'? Scratch that. With paper-thin veneers and wide color variety, stone has left the bulk of the past behind
"variety, stone has left the bulk of the past behind... homes of stone for millennia. But whereas in the past the stone had to be locally quarried... veneer, stone can yield a full spectrum of results. Options for which stone you use... Illinois Brick & Stone if you live in that area. You'll be able to look at several... different stones as well as manufactured versions like Eldorado and Cultured Stone.... select stone that has the color and texture we want for much less cost. Suitable..."
Sleek, Beautiful Stone Slab Fireplace Surrounds
"tile, brick or stone slab, there are countless ways to design a fireplace surround... look at stone slab options. Don't be intimidated by this often-overlooked project.... approach a stone seller with fireplace dimensions and they recommend or ??? How do people... a red brick fireplace with white wood mantle and white wood sides. I hate the red... red brick and want to put oyster coloured Terrazo (cement like look) right on the..."
How to Make a Stacked Stone Fire Pit
"type of stone, along with a bit of research, were at the top of my list. While browsing... smaller. The stone was about $280 total, with some stones left over, the fire bricks were... using fire bricks? I hired a stone mason just to put the top layer of stone on my otherwise... for many bricks inside. It looks great and the color of the stone is beautiful. Thank... Love the stone you used. I work for a stone company, and you could use 'Pine Creek'..."