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When buying or owning a home, it’s easy to feel that curb appeal is less important than things like energy efficiency or durability. But nothing could be further from the truth. According to a study published in in The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, curb appeal can add up to 14% on your sale price. Even if you don’t plan on selling anytime soon, investing in your home’s aesthetic pays off.  

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If you’re like most people, you try to find ways to reduce your footprint and be a good steward of the planet. Maybe you recycle, or bike to work but did you know that your conservation efforts can extend to home construction too? If you’re looking for a more sustainable home that’s gentler on the planet, look no further than brick. 

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Fire, winds, and storms can pose a powerful threat to homeowners and undermine the safety of houses and the people inside. One of the best precautions you can take against these hazards is choosing brick construction for your home. In study after study, brick stands up against these all-too-common dangers as compared to vinyl or fiber cement.

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Brick homes have a classic elegance and undeniable curb appeal. Maybe you’ve found yourself admiring a traditional red brick ranch or a tasteful white brick cape cod but are unsure if you could afford a similar home for yourself. The fact is brick costs much less than you might think. Thanks to its aesthetic value and durability, brick is an investment that will continue to pay dividends over the lifetime of your home.  

Design Trend Architectural Brick

You may have seen it in the line snagging your morning latte: long, thin elegant brick on the coffee shop building. This is architectural brick and it is a major trend in commercial and residential projects.

3 Ideas to Refresh Your Chimney or Fireplace Surround

A beautiful fireplace can make a statement and elevate your space from “so-so,” to stunning. Maybe you’ve been dreaming about a fireplace makeover but you’re not sure where to start.  If so, we’ve got great news!  Refreshing your fireplace and chimney makes a great DIY project and can be accomplished with the right products, a little know-how, and some elbow grease.  Whether you’re a seasoned DIY-er with a Pinterest board full of ideas, or a novice to home-improvement projects, adding beautiful stone or fireplace brick to your space is within reach.   

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White brick is on track to be one of the hottest home colors in 2022 and it’s easy to see why.  White brick homes offer a modern brick look with an old-world feel.   You can achieve your white brick dream home through either manufactured or painted white brick.  Both have their advantages; it’s up to you to decide which will make the biggest impact in your homes design now and into the future. 

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Do you notice more and more buildings with dark exteriors these days? You’re not imagining things. Black exteriors are growing in popularity, and for good reason.

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Pavers are excellent landscape options for your pool deck, patio or sidewalks. But sometimes, they settle, leaving visible dips where water can pool. Such settled spots are unsightly and can be tripping hazards.

Luckily, fixing these spots is easier than you might think.

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Even people who love their homes sometimes want to shake things up — change the color of the shutters, repaint a wooden home, spruce up the landscaping. If you own a brick home, you might wonder whether painting the brick a new color might make for a refreshing facelift.

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