The beginning of the year is the perfect time to take a fresh look at your home, whether you are thinking of renovating – or starting a whole new building project.
It’s such an exciting time. The New Year always feels like it’s filled with opportunities and I get so enthused. So many options! So much to think about!
Choosing to build your home with bricks is a must – more Australians build with bricks than any other material – but you may need some up-to-date information, top tips and inspiration to help you choose which bricks you want for your new home.
There are plenty of colours, textures and styles of bricks now on the market. The decision-making process is lots of fun, but it can be a little overwhelming. This is where the team at PGH Bricks & Pavers comes in. We can help with information, advice and (of course) a great range of products to choose from.
If you are undertaking a new build or a renovation in the near future, these tools will make your selection process easier and seamless.
CHOOSE YOUR STYLE
Before you get down to details, it’s worth stepping back to think about your own style and what you want in your home before you start. Not sure about your style? I love PGH Bricks’ fun quiz to get you going on the design process.
With its finger on the pulse, PGH has identified eight design styles here, and it’s a great read. It will help you get your mind around what might work for your home, what won’t and what’s hot right now.
I did the quiz and found out I was Grey All The Way – which wasn’t a big surprise because I really love this new neutral and associated soft concrete shades – but it did help me with some decisions. I love the mood board associated with this style and it was a great way to start on my renovation. Mood boards can help you identify what works for you and your family – plus they make a wonderful reference to show your builder or architect. Use our boards as a beginning and then start adding your favourite furniture, paint colours and accessories to build a complete picture of your new home.
No matter what decision you make, there is a brick to suit your style. If you are after a Hamptons aesthetic, consider some of the paler, smoother bricks PGH offers, such as the beautiful new Morada Blanco or Ceniza. For the emerging (and so-hot-right-now) mid-century style, go for classic bricks in warm, reddish tones, such as Copper Lustre from the Urban Metal range (a beautiful glazed brick) or McGarvie Red, which both complement the naturally stained timber detailing of this design.
Finding it hard to visualise a full brick wall from the sample on the internet? Visit a PGH Bricks Selection Centre or a display village, so you can see bricks in situ on a finished home and decide which one suits you best.
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Author: Lynne Testoni