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Quick Fix with Bricks: 5 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Nothing gives you that warm authentic look like an exposed brick wall inside your home. The benefits of installing brick veneers in a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or a finished basement can add substantial value to your living space in five significant ways.

1.  Cover your damaged walls with panache

Fixing damage is easy but involves re-painting and redoing everything when repeat damage occurs. A brick veneer can cover and protect a damaged wall to avoid having to repair repeatedly.

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Photo: Canyon Stone Canada

2. Get that urban loft-style look

A veneer brick wall is the basis for creating an industrial feel for condominiums and older refurbished homes without costing a great deal.

107 square feet will cost you about $400, plus approximately $80.00 for all the tools and supplies you need, if you choose to install it yourself. If that’s the case, you’ll save over $1400 on the cost of labour alone.

Once the veneers are up, it’s time to have some fun with accent pieces How about something to accent the wall such as a framed poster, light bulbs hanging on a wire from the ceiling, graffiti art, or a wall mounted bicycle?

3. Transform your room from outdated to hip

Gorgeous design doesn’t have to be expensive. A brick wall can transform the atmosphere of your home in a jiffy.

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Photo: Canyon Stone Canada

Brick veneers can personalize a wall with family photos.  A white bed comforter is a gorgeous contrast to a naked brick wall. A string of tiny white lights can jazz up any room and create a funky urban backdrop.

4. Bricks veneers are easy to install

The bricks come in pre-packaged mesh sheets in many colours that are simple for do-it-yourselfers. The mesh sheets ensure that the distance of space between each brick is equal. Many suppliers provide instruction manuals and how-to-videos to guide you through the process.

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Image credit: Canyon Stone Canada

5.  Add brilliance to your home staging

The personality of an interior brick wall injects charisma into: bed sets, desks, windows, lighting fixtures, bright colors and leather. Everything looks more vibrant against a wall of bricks.

By Orly Leaman

How do you use bricks to make your room look stylish? Talk to an EiEiHome tile and stone contractor to find out how you can get your home looking fantastic.



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