Exposing Yourself…To Brick

March 28, 2017

By Tab Byrum

One thing I LOVE is when the brick is exposed and used as a wall treatment on the interior of homes and businesses, I think the brick adds a whole new look and feel to a room and really warms it up and gives it a definite masculine feel. One thing we have today that allows the exposed brick look to be accomplished without tearing down sheetrock or knocking down walls is thin brick. Thin brick is used much like tile and installed the same way. Some people refer to the thinner version of brick as thin brick veneer and many times it’s attained by using reclaimed brick from buildings that are being renovated or that have been torn down. Exposed brick can be used in any room, whether it’s in the kitchen with the cooktop or ovens, as an accent wall behind a bed or at one end of a room, exposed brick is a great way to add color, texture, and interest to rooms without breaking the bank. I’ve gathered a few examples for you today, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

I love the backdrop that exposed brick gives these bookshelves. (via)

Here you can see exposed brick as a backdrop for shelves holding some books but also pieces of art, the lowest shelf acts as a sofa table behind the couch. (via)

I love this look in the kitchen, here the whitewashed brick acts as a backsplash behind the stove. (via)

Brick is the perfect background for this bedroom, love the windows and the eyebrow arches above the windows. Don’t you love how the white bedding and curtains play off the mortar between the bricks? (via)

Thin brick tiles allow you to get the look of exposed brick without having to literally “lay brick” or tear down existing walls. (via)

This office space has a very industrial feel to it with the exposed brick walls, concrete floors, and beams on the ceiling. Notice also the industrial looking pendant lights and big chunky table. (via)

I hope this gives you some ideas and maybe you’ll think twice before covering up that beautiful old brick next time you renovate or build a house. Have a great day!!!

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