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 in the kitchen--whether you want them to or not.

So, if your kitchen is in need of an update, consider the many ways that adding brick to your kitchen can give it an updated, classic, sophisticated look that will never go out of style.

These are some of our favorite uses of brick in a kitchen renovation:

Brick Tile Backsplash

Updating your backsplash is an easy way to add instant charm to your kitchen. But rather than going with ceramic or porcelain tile for your kitchen backsplash, consider what brick can bring to the table. Texture, charm, color.

You may be wondering if a brick kitchen backsplash will withstand the splashes of spaghetti sauce that are bound to happen. If you are really worried about it, applying simple sealant will do the trick, but know that brick is also really easy to clean with a vinegar-water solution and the scrub of a stiff-bristled brush.

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Brick Kitchen Island

For a fast and total transformation of your kitchen island—without having to order and install new cabinets—think brick. A brick island will give your kitchen an instant touch of class that won’t break the bank. And it’s super durable.

Because kitchen islands are often the main hub of the kitchen, they bear the brunt of a lot of wear and tear—and the potential for dings is a daily occurrence. Think about it, people are constantly hanging around it, pushing in stools, and swinging their feet into it. Wood can easily scratch, but brick is going to endure the abuse. And it’s a cinch to do yourself in an afternoon.

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Brick Floor

If your kitchen flooring is ready for an overhaul and you are looking for a one-and-done solution, brick just might be the answer. Since Old Mill Brick thin brick is real fire kiln brick, it will offer a strong, durable surface that should last a lifetime. With a variety of colors, textures, and installation patterns (think herringbone or basket weave) to choose from, you are sure to find just the right look to give you the kitchen of your dreams.

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Old Mill Brick Thin Brick Systems makes updating your kitchen with the timeless look of brick a cinch. Because it is made from brick, you will get all of the color variations and charm that brick offers, but at a fraction of the weight, cost, and time to install. And because it is an easy DIY project, you don’t have to be a brick mason to master it.