Ideas and Inspirations

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New Home Ideas

Tufts House brick perfect for English Revival cottage style

Tufts House brick perfect for English Revival cottage style

There's an English Revival cottage in Summerfield, North Carolina's Mitchell's Landing neighborhood. Brian Elliott, owner of B. Elliott Enterprises, got inspired by English Revival and French Provincial cottage styles and merged them both using Tufts House brick and...

For a versatile white brick, take a look at Villa Chase

For a versatile white brick, take a look at Villa Chase

What’s old is new with the Pine Hall Brick Augustine line of machine weathered brick. And one of the newest is Villa Chase, that debuted in the 2017 Parade of Homes. Since then, it’s taken off as a choice of custom builders and in new neighborhoods, where brick is...

Brick colors that capture the coast in Charleston Style & Design

Brick colors that capture the coast in Charleston Style & Design

Brick is a clay product made from shale, local to our region of North Carolina, but over the last century we've gotten good at blending and firing clay to achieve wide range of brick colors. New home trends are leaning toward lighter colors and the traditional red...

Hardscapes and Paving

Historic home paves it forward

Historic home paves it forward

Landscaper crafts his vision as a vintner with clay pavers for the next 200 years Landscaper turned winemaker renovates a historic home from the 1700s into a winery and event space in Northern Virginia. When the time came to build outdoor terraces, walkways, plazas...

Outdoor living space, now more than ever

Outdoor living space, now more than ever

As the world stays home this spring, outdoor living space becomes more cherished. Patios, lawns and gardens give families more space, as well as pleasant settings for grilling out and spending time together. When the world seems crazy, what’s more comforting than your...

Designer uses clay pavers for authenticity in multi-family complex

Designer uses clay pavers for authenticity in multi-family complex

Harrison, New Jersey is one more industrial city having a rebirth with a fresh new perspective and an eye for authenticity and its history.Visitors to Urby Harrison, a multi-family housing complex, find a playful and organic experience in the transit-oriented...

Planning and Design

How to pick the right brick and stone combination for your home

How to pick the right brick and stone combination for your home

Picking the right brick and stone combination for your home can be an overwhelming process. There are so many colors of brick and stone that combinations can appear endless. This helpful three step guide walks you through the process of selecting the right stone for...

Brick: A better choice for fire safety

Brick: A better choice for fire safety

Making a choice for fire safetyHomebuilding is a business of balance. Introduction of vinyl siding and synthetic insulation in the 1960s as a substitute for brick and wood meant cost reductions for homebuilders. A third of all new homes sold today are wrapped in...

Thin brick is in

Thin brick is in

You can never be too thin. The problem with interior designers, landscape architects, paver installers, brick masons and the like is that thin is sometimes hard to come by. Not talking diet and exercise here – talking bricks and a trend toward slimming them down. Thin...

DIY Corner

Octogenarian couple installs 25,000-paver driveway

Octogenarian couple installs 25,000-paver driveway

Keep up with the Watsons? Start with 25,000 pavers Wilda Watson can tell you exactly how many Pine Hall Brick Company standard clay pavers it takes to fill a 1990s-vintage Little Tikes wagon. Eighteen. In October, Wilda hauled her last load of 18 pavers in that wagon,...

Transform your interior with a brick floor using PaverTiles

Transform your interior with a brick floor using PaverTiles

Our new PaverTiles allow homeowners to have a true brick floor in just about any room in your home. In the past if homeowners wanted a brick floor, they had to install full thickness brick or clay pavers, but their size and weight made it next to impossible to remodel...

Interior brick projects for the DIYer

Interior brick projects for the DIYer

Interior brick projects? When you think of interior home improvements, brick might not come to mind. Think again.   Sure, facebrick is a bigger job than most DIYers want to tackle, but you can add  brick features to any home interior with several of new products....

Project Spotlight

Innovative paving for Innovation Plaza in Philadelphia

Innovative paving for Innovation Plaza in Philadelphia

Looking for innovative paving? Along 37th Street in Philadelphia, there are single concrete blocks rising from the ground that celebrate the achievements of individuals within the fields of science, technology, engineering and art, all of whom have ties to...