Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Brick

Last week Kevin and I drove to a nearby masonry shop and got to see brick from a bunch of manufacturers.  Honestly we should have done this 90 days ago.  We took Kevin's iPad and showed them a bunch of pictures of things we like and we went to town on picking out brick.  Actually Kevin did because he's much more into picking out brick than I am.  Ha!  I'm basically over it at this point.  But Kevin's into it and if he is passionate about it - then go ahead!  There were walls of brick...

But we narrowed it down to these three...





We picked mortar color for each one (they're all shown with gray).  You can see the little sticks beside them and those are the mortars that we liked with each one.  We are also going to do a mortar smear over each brick to get a more interesting finish.  

Here's a picture of a house with mortar smear but keep in mind they started with a more red brick under and we are starting with a lighter brick under.  
via Pinterest

Anyway, the brick company is going to do 4'x4' samples of each combination on the board in front of our lot and then we will pick from there.  We should be doing this in the next couple of weeks then we can submit to the HOA.  Still trying to start construction in October.  We shall see...we've been saying that for months but we really need to get in the ground before winter.

4 comments:

KTBFerg said...

I love the top one!

Gina said...

Love that look for brick. I can't wait to see all your design choices!

Tracy Lyons said...

Love them all. So classic!! It's going to look beautiful!

hayley Elizabeth said...

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