Looking to impress your family and friends this holiday season? Whether it’s time to revitalize your landscape or spruce up your interior, the solution is as simple as, well, bricks.
DIY brick projects are perfect for giving your home an extra boost, to the envy of your loved ones. No matter your time, budget, or skill level, there are options to work for you. Need some ideas? We’ve got you covered.
Here are five projects for DIY enthusiasts to try this winter.
Bricks are a great low-cost option for a stand-out walkway or a backyard patio trail. From formal designs to quirky, casual broken-brick styles, there are endless choices for a unique walkway. Beyond the cosmetic appeal, here are three more reasons to consider a brick walkway:
- Resistance to adverse weather
- Simple to repair
- Permeable (if dry laid)
A little research and you’ll be flying. A brick walkway is a great starter project for beginners or those less handy with DIY.
2. Fire Pit
A fire pit is a great excuse to bring the family together, especially on cold winter nights. If you love spending time outdoors, a fire pit build could be the perfect weekend hobby.
As it’s one of the most popular DIY brick projects, you’ll find plenty of inspiration online. Oh, and building a fire pit doesn’t have to cost a lot, either. What’s not to love?
Tip: Before you start building your fire pit, check local regulations. Some cities prohibit their use!
Fancy a bigger challenge? Creating a brick barbecue is undoubtedly a step up from the fire pit, but is well worth your time. We think it’s the most satisfying of all DIY projects, too. In addition to looking great, it’ll also keep you well-fed!
Get cracking now, and it’ll be ready in time for the warmer evenings. Plus, as bricks aren’t susceptible to rusting, your DIY barbecue will still look brand-spanking new after the cold winter.
4. Veneer Kitchen Backsplash
Has the thought of an outdoor project left you shivering? If so, consider an interior backsplash for your kitchen. They’re easy to install and won’t break the bank, either.
Thin brick veneers are a great alternative to full brick. With a width of 1/2″ to 1″, they give the same effect, but without the extra weight on your walls.
Tip: Before mounting the bricks, check your wall for moisture. To do this, tape a small piece of plastic to the desired area. If you find moisture after 24 hours, you’ll need a sheetrock base between the wall and veneers.
Trying your hand at the above ideas could leave you with excess bricks to play with. Rather than letting them go to waste, build a birdbath. Not only do birdbaths look beautiful, they can also help attract wildlife to your property.
Here’s how to get the job done:
- Construct a small brick base.
- Level the top.
- Add a pair of plastic saucers (for birds to bathe).
- Mount a little brick piece next to the saucers (for feather shaking).
New to Brick Projects?
If the above ideas have piqued your interest, but you’re not sure what bricks you’ll need, don’t worry. Check out our brick types today to find a perfect match for your home.
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