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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 cut bricks have perfect 90 degree angle corners and look like a brand new brick. Examples include Little Cottonwood, Pony...

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 in your home. Bedrooms When it comes to your bedroom, you can achieve a higher quality of sleep if you...

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 in order to ensure long term durability and avoid cracking and chipping that comes with cement cast fake brick tiles...

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 out more of the color in your brick and make the whole project look lighter while using a darker grout...

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, you’ve been looking for a new DIY project. A fixer-upper home can be a fun project, and a great way...

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 own in a weekend. No skilled masons required. Castle Gate thin bricks from Old Mill Brick. The brick is available...

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 add a refreshing touch of summer to your home inside and out with these creative seasonal DIY projects. We’ve got...

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 design ideas. Benefits of a Sunroom There are enough benefits of a sunroom to fill an entire book, but for...

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 beautiful focal point in any rustic home. Nowadays, adding brick to your home’s interior is easier than ever with our...

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 foam thickness), Old Mill Brick fasteners, a level, and a box cutter or other sharp knife. Step 1 Cutting the...

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