Choosing General Contractors versus Subcontractors
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Choosing General Contractors versus Subcontractors

Hello, my name is Isabel, and I bought a fixer-upper house a few years ago. Through the years of having multiple projects done to my home I have had a lot of contractors in and out of the house, and I have learned how to effectively hire them and successfully work with them. I have worked with general contractors as well as specialists for things like roofing. If you aren't sure when to choose a general contractor over a subcontractor, take a look at the tips in my blog. They will inform, guide and help you. I am glad you found my blog. Enjoy reading!

Choosing General Contractors versus Subcontractors

Style Trends For Interior Brick Feature Walls

Rosalyn Hunt

Brick feature walls for the interior of homes are making a big comeback in home decor and design. Bricks are a way of introducing texture and muted colour to a room and are a stylish and modern way to pay homage to the structural aspects of your home. Modern brick walls have come a long way from a simple wall using standard house bricks. Here are some style trends for brick feature walls that you might like to consider for your home.

Slimline bricks

Slimline bricks are bricks that are slightly longer and considerably shorter than standard brick size. They are popular for use on features on the exterior of buildings, such as around windows and doors, covering pillars, and on letterboxes. They also make an excellent feature on the interior of your home.

Slimline bricks look smooth and sleek and bring a distinctly modern feel to a brick feature wall. Their size helps to play with the dimensions of the room and can create an illusion of extra height on a wall. This makes them an excellent choice for smaller rooms that you'd like to feel more spacious.

Double height bricks

Double height bricks go the opposite way to slimline bricks and are around twice the height of standard bricks. They add an air of grandeur to a room, reminiscent of castles and manor houses in Europe.

Many double height bricks are made in soft, neutral tones which mimic the look of natural stone. Using them will let you recreate the look and feel of sandstone, granite, or limestone without the hefty price tag of the real thing.

Recycled bricks

Recycled bricks are a beautiful material to create your brick feature wall with. The bricks are eclectic in their colours and surfaces, which can create a mosaic-like look. They are also naturally aged and have a well-worn patina that is impossible to recreate with new bricks.

This style of brick feature wall works well if you have an older home or you're trying to achieve a modern yet slightly rustic look. Recycled bricks also appeal to many people because they are an environmentally way to reuse old building materials.

Although your brick feature wall won't be providing structural support for your home, it still needs to be built safely and professionally. Hiring bricklayers is a must, both for safety reasons and so that you end up with a beautiful and well-laid brick wall that will be an asset for your home.