What happens when you can’t find a home that is exactly what you want? Well the answer for many people is to simply build your own home. This not only solves the problem of giving you all the features and bells and whistles that you want, but also gives you the pride of creating something unique to you.
But what happens when you want a new home, but you want it to have great character? In that case, the answer can be just as simple: use reclaimed brick. Learn about building a new brick home with reclaimed bricks below.
Where Can It Be Used?
Naturally, reclaimed bricks can be used in your home in a variety of ways. And while the sky is the limit, there are some ideal locations that make it function particularly well. For instance, this building material lends itself beautifully to being featured on the inside of your home. Of course, you don’t want to ignore the outside possibilities, either.
These can be used as a beautiful brick facade on the front of your home. Or perhaps you can incorporate them to built an elegant retaining wall for landscape or even patio. Because these bricks are older, they will come with unique markings due to their age. Additionally, any reclaimed brick that you would buy is free of holes, so if you are using them as an interior feature wall, you don’t need to worry about the quality of the material.
Options To Consider
Not all bricks are alike. From red bricks to more neutral tone bricks, you’ll be able to find something that you like. For example, if you are looking for an oversized brick, then you should consider the Antique Brewery Brick. Even over 100 years old, these will add stunning beauty and class to your property.
If you are looking for bricks with a more neutral color palate, then the Antique Chicago Bricks which range from buff to pink and the Antique Buff Handmades are a great option. Because both types of brick offer more neutral colors they can really be incorporated into any design. Yet, they are elegant enough to stand out on their own. Or if you’re looking for a feature wall that you don’t want to be too bold, yet still offer great texture and contrast, these are also a great idea.
And if you are looking for bricks that offer you more traditional reds tones, you have plenty of choices as well. From Old Tuscany to Old Baltimore Brick to Antique Warehouse Reds these will give you those dark reds, purples, and oranges. All of these bricks not only bring with them great color but also fantastic history and one of a kind look.
Especially when you are building a new home, it can be hard to find ways to make your home stand out in a great way. But by using reclaimed bricks you’ll give your home a character that other new homes simply don’t have.
Getting Authentic Material
Of course, once you’ve decided that you want to utilize reclaimed brick in your new build, it’s important to use a reputable dealer. Not only will you get peace of mind that the business is being handled properly, but also that the materials are authentic.
Too often, people will just say things are reclaimed to make money. But we take the time to not only ensure that our materials are exactly what we claim them to be but we also make sure they are quality. What does this mean? Well, a brick with holes in it isn’t going to function properly- therefore it’s important to take the time to go through and make sure that all bricks offered as reclaimed are still capable of being used safely throughout a property.
So, now all you have to do is decide what brick or bricks are best for your new home. When you are ready to add character, and beauty to your new home, please contact us.