Ideas for exposed brick walls

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Have you bought a house and it has brick walls? Please, do not get rid of it and read what we have to tell you next.

Preserve the personality of your house

Adding personality to your home can be as simple as a simple combination of details, or even retaining some detail of its old structure. By this, we mean, for example, those old walls that, for us, are incredibly irresistible…

You have endless options: you can combine it with white plaster walls, rebuild it in any room of your home or turn a simple non-main room into your favourite place with the right lighting…

Why do some houses have brick walls?

These types of brick walls were used to build large load-bearing walls before the massive use of pillar structures, especially during the 1950s and 1960s. Today, brick has become an ally not only in construction but also in the decoration of our homes.

If you choose to keep the brick walls in their natural colour, at Pacheco Architects we recommend that you have enough natural light and several sources of artificial light, since keeping it in its original colour will subtract light from the room. In living rooms and dining rooms, this type of decoration is widely used, since it gives a rustic and industrial touch, depending on the combination with the rest of the decoration. The largest spaces can make it difficult to focus attention on one aspect of the decoration, here comes into play that stone wall that gives you so many options to play with and make your living room the centre of attention.

Visual division of spaces

In kitchens and rooms that share a living-dining room, it helps us to visually divide the spaces, for example to delimit where the kitchen ends and the dining room begins. The great attraction of these walls is precisely their imperfection, their past failures and the traces of the years they have lived. A widely used option is to paint the exposed bricks white. This option makes us gain in light and spaciousness, without giving up its rough and natural finish, where texture is its main attraction. This option is ideal when we do not have as much natural light and the space is smaller.

Paint them colours

For colour lovers, it is a very good option to choose to paint them in another colour, such as green or light tones that provide light and personality. You have infinite possibilities: combine the colours of the wall with the same tone of your furniture and decoration, play with the colours of the adjoining walls, and give personality to any room in your home since in children’s rooms, bathrooms and even halls the colour remains. exposed brick is more than welcome…

Get to know our architecture studio a little better by visiting our website or our YouTube channel, where we have uploaded some of our latest 3D designs.

Pacheco Architects is an architecture studio that has more than 25 years of experience in the architecture sector. It is located in Murcia and Alicante, although they have carried out projects both nationally and internationally. In addition, they offer a large number of services to cover all the needs of their clients:

  • New Construction
  • Urban management
  • Interior design
  • Landscaping
  • Legalization of urban infractions
  • Building Pathology Reports
  • Reforms
  • Occupation licenses
  • Interior design of commercial buildings.

They have as a premise to obtain the best results. To do this, Juan Pacheco (chief architect), leads a large team of professional architects who always manage to translate the client’s specifications and wishes into each project.

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