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With more time spent responsibly socially distancing at home, you have likely conceptualized some exciting home projects that would be nice to accomplish this year.  Since flowers are blossoming and the weather is turning warmer, many of the projects on your to-do list probably involve the outdoors. Here’s a home project that will improve the value of your home, enhance your beautiful yard, and help you enjoy more time outdoors with family and friends: Transform your outdoor living spaces!

Do you have a patio that is currently under-utilized? Have you been thinking about designing a space for grilling or renovating the area around your pool? Designing with brick adds gorgeous texture, instant visual appeal, and fashionable color to the outdoor spaces on your property.  Here are a few of our favorite ideas for inspired outdoor living: 

Red Brick Pathways – Traditional red brick makes for classic, identifiable pathways that help guide your family and guests with contemporary appeal. Easy to design and install, bricks can be laid with grout or without. Another alternative is tiny pebbles, spread in between slightly spaced paver bricks, to create a distinct, graveled look.  

Use Brick for Stone Appeal – We all know and love traditional red brick, but depending on the make and materials used for your property it may not be the best fit.  Using browns, grays, whites, and even pastel-colored brick can help you design outdoor spaces that complement the exterior color of your home and mirror natural stone.  

Mixed Brick Creativity – Just like ceramic tile comes in a variety of shades and sizes that can be used to create one-of-a-kind backsplashes, you can design unique pathways and patios by using a mix of different brick sizes and colors. Whether you follow a repeating pattern or opt for a random variation, let your creativity flourish.   

Dark Brick Borders – You can use a line of dark-colored brick either at the very edge of the patio or just within the edge, to essentially create a visual outline of your space. These outlines can also be used to designate a specific seating area, outline a fire pit or grill, or just to add a simple design element within the overall patio. 

Create Brick Stairs – If your renovated outdoor area makes your stairs from the house seem out-of-place or outdated by comparison, you can create new stylish stairs out of brick as well. Beautifully laid mortared brick stairs or stairs made from a mix of brick and pavers add instant appeal to your home.

Since the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) gives brick masonry a lifespan of one hundred years old, you can rest assured that the brick in your outdoor living areas will look outstanding and withstand the weather for decades to come.  Visit our Cartersville and Cumming showrooms to get started designing the outdoor areas that your family will love to spend time in!  

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