Lighter Bricks: Home Renovation Trends for 2023

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Brick homes have been around for centuries. They're classic, they're durable, and they can add a lot of character to your home. But if you're looking to freshen up the look of your brick wall, there are plenty of ways to do it. Let's explore a new popular trend in home renovation that might inspire you! Brick Tinting!

Did you know bricks can be tinted lighter, darker, or even a whole new colour? So, how is it done?

Pick a new colour for your bricks

Choosing a new colour for your home is one of the easiest (and most fun) ways to renovate. If you’re looking for inspiration, try taking a peek through our Instagram to see previous work we've done to see which one you like best. You can consult with friends and family, or ask for our professional advice to get a second opinion on how the colours will look in person before making a final decision.

You should aim to pick a colour that complements the design of your house rather than clashing with it so if you have historical features like wooden beams or stone walls, stick with neutral shades like black, white or grey instead of choosing bolder colours like reds or oranges that might clash with these design elements.

Choosing an interesting shade isn’t always as simple as picking any colour from a box. At Brick Makeover we can mix any colour for your bricks! Whether you want to go orange, yellow, or even black, or simply a different shade.

You can also choose to have multiple colours such as a blend of orange shades, or browns and reds, the sky's the limit!

Choosing a lighter shade for brick tinting

The first option is to choose a lighter shade of the same colour. This is a popular choice for people who want to avoid having their bricks look like they have been coloured in with crayons. You may think you'd have to buy completely new bricks to achieve this look, but we can tint any brick lighter.

The second option is to choose a lighter shade of a different colour - perhaps yellow or cream instead of orange? This will give your home renovation project an interesting twist by adding some variety to the mix!

If you need new bricks matching to your new lighter extension or repair job, we can perfectly match the old bricks to the new bricks through our expert light tinting. Our brick tinting technicians have over 20 years of experience which helps us get the perfect match for you every time.

Clean the bricks before you tint them!

Brick cleaning. Like any other material, bricks can become dirty over time due to wear and tear or environmental conditions such as pollution or salt from snow and ice melting during the winter months. This can lead to discolouration as well as stains that make them look old and worn out even if they're not too old at all!

If this is something that concerns you then we recommend having our professional cleaners come out once every year or two for an inspection so they know exactly what needs attention before beginning work on any part of your home since they'll already know where everything is located beforehand. This saves both time (your own) and money spent during repairs later down the road when things get worse without proper maintenance being done regularly first.

It's important to consider having the bricks cleaned prior to tinting to ensure you get the best possible finish on your property. It is optional to do this, but, as experts in the field, brick tinting will look twice as good if it is applied to a quality cleaned surface.

There are several ways brick tinting can change the look of your property:

Brick tinting allows you to stain your existing bricks in order to provide a more uniform colour. This can be done with any type of tinting stain, but it is best done by professionals who know what they're doing in order to prevent damage from occurring on the surface of your bricks.

If you have bricks on the outside of your home that are part of a new extension or repair, you may want to consider having them tinted to match the colour of your original bricks. This will make it appear more seamless and less like a section that was added later in life.

You can also choose a lighter or darker shade of brick for your house. If you're looking for something calming and peaceful, choosing a lighter shade will give this effect without making things look too dark in rooms where there isn't much natural light coming through windows. 

On the other hand, if you want something that stands out more and pops against landscape elements like trees and grassy lawns (or even just other houses), choosing darker shades could help with this goal while still giving off some pleasant vibes when inside!

Our expert brick tinters can even add a textured look to the bricks. If you got an extension and couldn't get the right textured brick to match, or if you just want to add some dimension to your bricks this can be flawlessly achieved through tinting.

Will brick tinting be part of your 2023 renovations?

If you’re looking to revamp your brick home, there are plenty of ways to make it stand out from the crowd. Renovating your bricks lighter through brick tinting is a top trend for 2023, but you can make any change to your bricks through us!

From colour to texture and even shape, there are so many options to explore when it comes to renovating a brick house.

Plus, we can do any type of building material, so whether your property is made from blocks, bricks or stone, we can tint them! Get in touch today for a free quote.