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Tumbled vs Straight Cut Brick

August 15, 2019

Tumbled vs Straight Cut Brick

You’ve probably seen brick descriptions as tumbled or straight cut, but what does that actually mean? Which one is right for your home? Let’s break it down. The difference between straight cut bricks and tumbled bricks is simple:  Firstly, Straight...

Lighting Guide for Beginners

August 15, 2019

Lighting Guide for Beginners

How you choose to light your home can greatly impact your quality of living, from your emotions to how well you sleep at night. In this home lighting guide, we’ll walk you through the fundamentals of lighting for every area...

How to Install a Thin Brick Floor

August 5, 2019

How to Install a Thin Brick Floor

Brick flooring can be a beautiful and durable option for your home. Common places for a brick floor include mud rooms, sunrooms, laundry rooms, and bathrooms. When considering a brick floor project, be sure to use real fire-kiln clay bricks...

4 Ways to Grout your Thin Brick Project

August 5, 2019

4 Ways to Grout your Thin Brick Project

How you grout your project can make a big impact on the final look of the brick. You can choose to use a Type-S mortar mix or sanded grout in your color of choice. Choosing a lighter grout can bring...

Fixer Upper: 8 Things to look for When Buying House to Remodel

July 29, 2019

Fixer Upper: 8 Things to look for When Buying House to Remodel

“Needs TLC. Loads of potential.” If you’ve spent time browsing real estate listings, you’ve likely seen one of these “fixer-upper” homes and fantasized about turning it into your perfect abode. With a little elbow grease, it could really shine. Plus...

DIY Brick Backsplash

July 23, 2019

DIY Brick Backsplash

Updating your kitchen? Add a unique and classy style to your kitchen by installing a brick backsplash (or as we like to call it #bricksplash). With Old Mill Brick's thin bricks, you can install a real brick backsplash on your...

Summer DIY Projects to Take on This Year

July 10, 2019

Summer DIY Projects to Take on This Year

The sun is shining, the kids are smiling, and the air smells like barbecue. We’re kicking off the season with a list of big summer projects that you can do yourself. You can choose from a variety of ways to...

Sunroom Ideas, Benefits, and 3 Things You Should Know

June 27, 2019

Sunroom Ideas, Benefits, and 3 Things You Should Know

Are you thinking about adding a sunroom to your home? Before you begin construction, there are a few things you should know. In this guide, we’ve included all of the information you need about adding a sunroom, including benefits and...

Rustic Interior Design Ideas and DIY Tips

June 27, 2019

Rustic Interior Design Ideas and DIY Tips

Rustic home decor is a beautiful combination of natural aesthetics, contrasting textures, repurposed antiques, and thrift store finds. Create a charming, cozy home with these essential rustic interior design ideas and easy DIY tips. Exposed Brick Exposed brick is a...

How to Install BrickPanel+ Foam Panels Mechanically

June 19, 2019

How to Install BrickPanel+ Foam Panels Mechanically

Old Mill Brick BrickPanel+ system can also be installed mechanically over surfaces such as plywood, drywall, and others that can be screwed into. To install BrickPanel+ panels mechanically, you’ll need your foam panels, wood screws (length varies depending on your...

About Us: The Hunsakers

June 17, 2019

About Us: The Hunsakers

Old Mill Brick traces its beginnings to 2006 when Garrick Hunsaker founded Hunsaker Exteriors. Garrick has a long family history in siding and spent his early career installing and managing stucco jobs. Garrick learned all there is to know about...

What Colors Look Best With Brick?

June 13, 2019

What Colors Look Best With Brick?

Using exposed brick in your home decor design plan is a great way to add impact and style to an otherwise boring room. Finding colors that go with the brick the way you want them to may be an added...

How to Measure for Product

June 10, 2019

How to Measure for Product

To get started on a thin brick or Brickwebb project, you will first need to know how much product to order. You will need a tape measure for this process. To find out how much product you need, follow these...

How to Mix Type S Mortar

June 5, 2019

How to Mix Type S Mortar

Most Type S Mortar mix that you can use for grout comes in a powdered form that you mix with water. While the bag will have instructions for you to follow, we've broken down the basic steps for you here...

How to Easily Cut Thin Brick

June 5, 2019

How to Easily Cut Thin Brick

When doing a Brickwebb project, you will likely come across some obstacles that you need to cut around such as outlets, thermostats, windows, air vents, etc. You’ll also need to cut thin brick at the edge of your wall or...

How to Grout With a Grout Bag and Jointer

June 5, 2019

How to Grout With a Grout Bag and Jointer

The easiest way to grout your Brickwebb project is with a grout bag and brick jointer. This method also reduces the amount of grout that gets on the brick face. Make sure that your brick adhesive and optional sealer has...

How to Install Brickwebb Sheets

June 5, 2019

How to Install Brickwebb  Sheets

Old Mill Brick Brickwebb flat sheets make installing thin brick simple and fast. All you will need is your boxes of Brickwebb,  your adhesive or mastick, ⅜” x ¼” notch trowel, tile cutter, level, measuring tape, and a pencil. Step...

How to Install Brickwebb Corners

June 5, 2019

How to Install Brickwebb  Corners

Old Mill Brick Brickwebb corner sheets make installing thin brick corners simple and fast. All you will need is your boxes of Brickwebb corners,  your mixed adhesive, ⅜” x ¼” notch trowel, tile cutter, and a level. Step 1 When...

How to Prep a Painted Wall for Brickwebb

June 5, 2019

How to Prep a Painted Wall for Brickwebb

Old Mill Brick Brickwebb can be installed on almost any surface. However, some surfaces take some prep work. For a common painted wall, there are just a few steps you’ll need to take to prep the wall for your Brickwebb...

Design Trends from HD Expo 2019

May 20, 2019

Design Trends from HD Expo 2019

Here’s what we saw at the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas. What’s trending in hospitality design in 2019 indicates what will be trending in home decor in the coming years.

How to Add Style to Your Gorgeous Brick Backdrop

May 20, 2019

How to Add Style to Your Gorgeous Brick Backdrop

Brick walls are a beautiful accent in any home, but sometimes it can be a challenge to know how to decorate the space. Fortunately, there are a lot of great ways to add style to your gorgeous brick backdrop. If...

How Much are you Willing to Spend on Energy Efficiency? 

May 7, 2019

How Much are you Willing to Spend on Energy Efficiency? 

Image source: Institute of Entrepreneurship Development According to a recent 2019 study done by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called What Home Buyers Really Want, home buyers are willing to spend an average of over $8,000 upfront on energy efficiency in...

3 Brick Ideas for your Kitchen Renovation

April 23, 2019

3 Brick Ideas for your Kitchen Renovation

Your kitchen is the heart of your home and it should reflect your style. After all, it’s where you and your family likely spend most of your time. And when company comes over, it seems they all tend to gather...

Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day!

Image Source: Earth Day Earth Day is all about appreciating this beautiful rock we call home. We, as human beings, need to be aware of the world we live in and how we affect it. We are all connected on...

4 Design Ideas for your Unfinished Basement

April 16, 2019

4 Design Ideas for your Unfinished Basement

When taking on a DIY project for your unfinished basement remodel, it may seem daunting: where to start? It’s a blank canvas just waiting for your personal touches. If you need some help deciding where to focus your energy, here...

4 Ways to Cut Costs on your Kitchen Redesign

April 5, 2019

4 Ways to Cut Costs on your Kitchen Redesign

Kitchen renovation projects can change the look of your entire home, but they can also break the bank. So, if you are looking for ways to breathe new life into your kitchen, for an affordable price, there are plenty of...

Sparkling Clean Brick: Always and Forever

April 4, 2019

Sparkling Clean Brick: Always and Forever

No one wants to see their beautiful brick turn into a dirty wall. I wouldn’t want to spend my money and effort on a new brick floor only to see it get dirty, moldy and yucky over time. Brick is...

Weekend Project: Window Well Makeover

April 4, 2019

Weekend Project: Window Well Makeover

Thinking of doing a spring project? Check out this weekend project using our Bickpannel + system in a creative way. Who's window well doesn't need a makeover? The Starting Point This window well was a drab, but with a little...

Update Your Curb Appeal with Brick Veneer

April 3, 2019

Update Your Curb Appeal with Brick Veneer

Curb appeal: you know from one glance at your home whether you have it or not. And if yours needs sprucing up, you may be wondering where to begin and how to make the most impact for an affordable price...

5 Down-to-Earth Design Elements to Include in Your Next Home Remodel

February 18, 2019

5 Down-to-Earth Design Elements to Include in Your Next Home Remodel

If you’ve ever tried to bring someone in to help with an interior design project, you know that finding your perfect match can be a task unto itself. Image Source: Freshome If you've been thinking about remodeling your home, you're in...

5 Interior Design Elements to Get Buyers Excited About Your Home

February 18, 2019

5 Interior Design Elements to Get Buyers Excited About Your Home

Regardless of the type of space you're decorating, there's nothing more important than paying attention to details. Image Source: Ella Decor If you are ready to sell your home, then you may want to think about trying to incorporate design...

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