Exposed Brick Walls
Exposed brick walls became popular in the late 1900s because many people found that it was far less expensive to expose the brick in older homes then it was to repair. They saw the exposed brick walls adds character and warmth to any room. Because of the texture and natural colors in the brick.
In new homes nowadays the brick wall is a constant in our lives and its raw qualities have been discovered, appreciated and put to value in wonderful designs. Painted in white, black, silver or simply left bare and natural, a brick wall makes a statement, its texture enriching any room. From every wall in the house, to just a strip above a fireplace, exposed brick can transcend many different looks and styles – from rustic, to modern, to minimal and contemporary.
Exposed brick can be used as an accent wall or it can be paired with other exposed materials to give a room a rustic yet contemporary feel. The scale of a brick repeated over and over, whether laid in simple or complex patterns, becomes the ornament of a facade or an interior. There is no need for added decoration. The more brick joints are exposed, the more rustic and loose the aesthetic will feel. Depending on how formal you are, there is a brick layout and texture to suit your style.
Exposing your brick wall is not as expensive as some other wall finishes, as long as you have the right equipment and the time to dedicate to the work. This is a great way to be eco-friendly too. Discover all the ways your home can benefit from the beauty of brick. As with any material made from the earth, brick is an excellent thermal mass for passive solar heating. Brick walls are bold and full of character, and there are many in which it can be incorporated into the interiors of your home.