Some of us dream to live in a brick house because it looks aesthetically pleasing and gives us a sense of security. However, most of us are wary of making the big jump to renovating our home with brick because there is a lot of misconception around surrounding bricks and their prices. So, if you want to learn more about brick, continue reading this blog because you need to do your research first before thinking and moving forward with the idea of renovating your home with brick walls.
Know what style you are going for; if you are indecisive, you can always get in touch with a professional architect who will be able to help you with the design and make a map of your future home. This will give you an idea of how your future home would look like in a 3D format, and the builder will follow this exact blueprint to build your future home. Having said this, the brick you will choose will also influence the overall style of your home. This is why you should always consider the style and aesthetics while choosing the bricks for your home; you can gather ideas from catalogues, interests, the internet and magazines. Remember, most of the time, bricks are only part of the overall exterior, and you need to blend it seamlessly with the rest of the architecture.
If you are extra like me, you can even create a mood or vision board of what your future brick home will look like; you can always show this to your designer to get an idea of what you are envisioning. The mood board will reflect the aesthetics that you are thriving to achieve for your future home.
Type of bricks
As mentioned earlier, bricks come in all shapes, sizes and materials. We will give you a rundown of all the types of brick out there, so you can have an idea of them and consider the type of bricks in your decision process, as this will dictate the style of the building. Do you want a more conservative look, or are do you want a more out there and eccentric look, the choice of bricks can make a difference. The different types of bricks are:
1. Wire-cut or extruded clay
Clay is a sustainable and cost-effective alternative and requires low maintenance. Wire-cut clay bricks are the bricks that most of us think when we think of bricks walls, they provide a smooth finish and are a good choice for people who are searching for uniformity. This is also the more modern way of constructing bricks.
2. Soft Mud Bricks
This type of brick is best for a textured and earthy finish. They are made by dropping clay into sand-coated molds, which produces sanded faces with slight cracks, giving them their texture and rustic looks. This process was originally done by hand and was really time-consuming, but now this process has been automated.
3. Handmade bricks
Because they are handmade, no one brick is a perfect replica of another, which gives them their more alt aesthetics and rustics feel. The clay is thrown in the sand then thrown in mold, and yes, this is done by experts who have and years of training. Because they are handmade and offer more flexibility as they can have both standard and non-standard brick looks, this all depends on what you want.
Advice from a veteran
The choice of brick all depends on you, and you can be as extra or conservative as you want with the design because it is your home, and you are the one who will live in that place ultimately. But always consider resale when you choose the design of your home because you might want to sell it in the future, and some people won’t usually come running after an eccentric home. So, keep that in mind when designing your home.
For all your construction needs, you ought to contact Century Architecture. With years of experience, their team of professionals will help you design the home of your dreams. So why wait? Make your dream become a reality with Century Architecture.