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DIY Paver Patio

DIY Paver Patio

Paver patios are a popular home improvement project that many homeowners will take on themselves because it adds both form and function to any backyard space ...
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Small Space Landscaping Tips

Small Space Landscaping Tips

Landscaping is an extension of your house and no matter how big or small the home, it makes a big difference in the value of your home ...
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How to Build a Raised Brick Patio

How to Build a Raised Brick Patio

As you’re spending more time with your family at home, you may be eager to make the most of your backyard and build a brick patio ...
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Outdoor home improvement projects for when you need to get outside

Outdoor Home Improvement Projects for When You Need to Get Outside

We’ve all been a little more cooped up than we’re used to and along with spending so much more time in our homes comes the desire to ensure that your home fits your every need ...
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Both brick patios and concrete patios offer their own distinct pros and cons that you should consider when deciding between the two patio materials.

Comparison: Concrete Patios vs. Brick Patios

A backyard patio is really one of the best ways to take advantage of the warm weather while also increasing the value of your home ...
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7 Ways to Update Your Kitchen With Brick

7 Ways to Update Your Kitchen With Brick

People usually don’t think outside of the home when it comes to brick. Most obviously it’s used for the exterior of homes, patios, and firepits ...
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Planning Patio Space for Every Type of Backyard

Planning Patio Space for Every Type of Backyard

Who doesn’t love a beautifully styled outdoor space? No matter the size, they are a great area to relax, lounge, and entertain outdoors, and now more than ever, we know that that is something to treasure.  ...
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Selling Your Brick Home? Here Are Some Easy Ways to Boost its Curb Appeal

Selling Your Brick Home? Here Are Some Easy Ways to Boost its Curb Appeal

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, brick or otherwise, you know how stressful it can be to present your house in the best light so that it will sell quickly ...
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How to Calculate Square Footage for Pavers and Veneer Stone

How to Calculate Square Footage for Pavers and Veneer Stone

Building a patio or walkway out of pavers or veneer stone is a great way to upgrade your landscape and define the outdoor living space ...
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How to Install Brick Veneer on a Wall

How to Install Brick Veneer on a Wall

Have you been looking to create a brick wall inside your home? ...
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7 DIY Projects to Use Up Your Leftover Bricks

7 DIY Projects to Use Up Your Leftover Bricks

Whether you’ve got just a few extra bricks lying around or you went a little crazy ordering your bricks for a previous DIY project, finding a use for your leftover bricks can be tricky ...
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How to Restore Brick Pavers

How to Restore Brick Pavers

Brick pavers see a lot of traffic and sunshine over their lifetime and as a result, they can become faded after long periods of use ...
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How To Make A Backyard Fireplace

How To Make A Backyard Fireplace

Oh, the weather outside is frightful… but that doesn’t mean your backyard can’t be a delightful place to be! ...
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How to Clean Burnt Bricks

How to Clean Burnt Bricks

Fireplaces function as far more than an architectural detail added to a house to give it ambiance ...
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It's Definitely Time To Clean Your Fireplace. Here's How

It’s Definitely Time To Clean Your Fireplace. Here’s How

Possibly one of the most (read: only) exciting things about the weather cooling down is the image of revving up the fireplace after it’s been dormant for several months, curling up in a blanket, and just basking in its warmth ...
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How to Clean Mold Off Brick

How to Clean Mold Off Brick

It’s never fun when mold appears anywhere and seeing it on your brick can be frustrating because mold produces digestive enzymes that eat away at the surface it’s attached to, no matter the material ...
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Pros and Cons of Sealing Pavers

The Pros and Cons of Sealing Pavers

Patio pavers are a popular choice for outdoor hardscaping as it provides homeowners with many different options for their front and backyard to achieve any design style from traditional to modern ...
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4 Easy Steps to Installing a Brick Backsplash

4 Easy Steps to Installing a Brick Backsplash

If you’re looking to increase the value of your home and add a unique touch to your kitchen or bathroom, a brick backsplash is the way to go ...
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How to Replace Damaged Bricks

How to Replace Damaged Bricks

As strong and sturdy as brick walls are (just think about which of the 3 little pigs’ houses actually withstood the wolf’s powerful breath), it is possible that a brick or two may crack or become damaged after years of ...
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Your Budget-Friendly Guide to the Perfect Fireplace Makeover

Your Budget-Friendly Guide to the Perfect Fireplace Makeover

Whether you already have a brick fireplace or are gearing up to DIY one for your living room, you know that a fireplace is a pretty prominent part of any room ...
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Answering Your FAQs: Why does the face pop off of my brick?

Answering Your FAQs: Why does the face pop off of my brick?

Similarly to how your skin might peel due to the harsh conditions of the winter, bricks can get damaged and start to peel ...
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What is Efflorescence and How do I Remove & Prevent It?

What is Efflorescence and How do I Remove & Prevent It?

Efflorescence is an issue that you’ve probably seen or dealt with before but had no idea it had such a complicated name and an even more complicated means of removing it from the affected surface ...
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8 Warning Signs Your Home Needs Foundation Repair

8 Warning Signs Your Home Needs Foundation Repair

You’ve probably invested a lot into your home. And that’s exactly why you should do what you can to protect it ...
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How to Properly Clean and Seal Pavers

How to Properly Clean and Seal Pavers

Whether they pave your driveway, patio, garden, or walkway, pavers, also called paving stones, are bound to lose their luster over time ...
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How to Match Brick

How to Match Brick

Whether you are repairing a few bricks in the existing masonry of your home or adding onto the original structure, it’s important to successfully match the bricks ...
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How to Install Concrete Patio Pavers

How to Install Concrete Patio Pavers

Now that it’s outdoor DIY season, the weather’s nice and you’re wishing that you had a patio to sit out and enjoy the summer evenings, book in hand and feet kicked up ...
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Batchelder & Collins How to Choose a Trim Color for Your Brick House

How to Choose a Trim Color for Your Brick House

This is not an easy task, but hopefully, we can make the decision-making process a little easier with these 7 tips ...
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How to repair mortar between bricks

How to Repair Mortar Between Bricks

Although brick is known for its durability, you may have to bust out the supplies for some DIYable fixes every now and then ...
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How to Clean and Restore Exposed Brick Walls

How to Clean and Restore Exposed Brick Walls

Exposed brick walls are known for giving a warm, rustic look to the living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens that they adorn.  ...
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What's the Difference Between Staining, Whitewashing, and Painting Brick?

Comparison: Staining Brick, Whitewashing Brick, or Painting Brick

So, you’re ready to update your brick home ...
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how to paint interior brick

How To Paint Interior Brick

Have you decided that the natural color of brick is not the right fit for your home’s aesthetic? ...
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Should I paint my brick house?

Should I Paint my Brick House?

Have you been thinking about painting your brick house but are unsure if it’s the kind of DIY project you want to undertake? ...
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How to hang anything on a brick wall

How to Hang Anything on a Brick Wall

Nothing adds warmth and character to a space quite like an exposed brick wall ...
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Ways to Incorporate Exposed Brick into Your Home

6 Ways to Incorporate Exposed Brick into Your Home

Painted, stained, or left natural, exposed brick walls are making a comeback in household design ...
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