Ideas and Inspirations

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New Home Ideas

Reclaimed brick? No, it’s Kennon House

Reclaimed brick? No, it’s Kennon House

Building a custom home is difficult. There are many moving parts and pieces. From the style of home to what brick and mortar color, trim, roofing, and windows. It can be overwhelming. People often times go for a look: the French Provisional, Colonial, Craftsman,...

Villa Chase brick: old world charm in a brand new home

Villa Chase brick: old world charm in a brand new home

Custom Homes by Hamrick designed and built this instant classic in Winston-Salem’s Buena Vista neighborhood. Builder Don Hamrick kept a couple of mature oaks on the freshly landscaped lot, so if you didn’t know it was a brand new home, you might think it was built in...

Ashton Court brick is a builder’s choice for his own home

Ashton Court brick is a builder’s choice for his own home

When it came time for custom home builder Kevin Lansink, owner of Lansink Custom Homes, to build a new home, he went with our Ashton Court brick. He had a lot nestled in tall oaks in his home town of Summerfield, NC, with family just up the road. Just about all the...

Hardscapes and Paving

Planning and Design

Interior and Exterior Rehab with Paver Tiles

Interior and Exterior Rehab with Paver Tiles

Paver Tiles are real brick tiles. They're just thinner and designed for indoor flooring as well as certain exterior applications. They're a great choice for bathrooms because the surface is less slippery than ceramic or vinyl tiles. And it gives the room a warm rustic...

It’s a great time to plan a new home. Here are some tips.

It’s a great time to plan a new home. Here are some tips.

A new year is here! It’s time for changes and new possibilities—perhaps you're dreaming of a new home. Though it is possible to build year-rounds, Winter is hands down the best time for planning. Start planning now and you could break ground as early as Spring. You...

DIY Corner

How to build a patio or walkway with no-cut paver patterns

How to build a patio or walkway with no-cut paver patterns

A small no-cut paver patio or walkway is a straightforward do-it-yourself job. We have a guide called The Seven Simple Steps that covers all you need to know to complete the project. Although the first step in the Seven Steps is calculating the materials you need, we...

Rehab concrete patio or sidewalk in 4 steps

Rehab concrete patio or sidewalk in 4 steps

If you already have a concrete patio or sidewalk, you can update the space simply by laying brick pavers over the old surface. There are a number of advantages to doing it this way. The biggest is that the base is already there and you instantly improve the appearance...

How to install a brick patio yourself

How to install a brick patio yourself

There are clay brick patios installed by professional installers and there are patios installed by do-it-yourselfers. Many of the latter have been inspired by the annual Pine Hall Brick Company Paver Days, which are held every spring in North Carolina. Paver Days...

Project Spotlight

ECU Founders Walk adds beauty and functionality

ECU Founders Walk adds beauty and functionality

FOUNDER’S WALK MERGES BIKES AND PEDESTRIANS ON COLORFUL PAVERS At East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, the modern-day slogan is Tomorrow Starts Here. Looking toward the future is nothing new in this place, which began as a teacher’s college in 1907 and which...

Brick is timeless for forward looking schools

Brick is timeless for forward looking schools

Design capabilities provide both contrast, consistency in new school construction projects The school campus that comprises Mae Jemison High School and Ronald McNair Junior High School in Huntsville, Alabama is a study in contrasts: the traditional and the modern, the...