Creating the Perfect Interior Setting

Creating the Perfect Interior Setting

Coes not have to feel like a terribly discouraging task. So, with all of this being said, here are a few tips and tricks on how to create the perfect interior setting, as well as how to transform old brickwork into something more updated and elegant.

Tips For Building the Perfect Interior Setting

Be Sure to Have All of the Necessary Tools Ready

What tools and materials are needed when it comes to building a brick wall? You will need a trowel, a hammer, a shovel, a wheelbarrow, dry bristle brushes, nails, springs, a bolster, and, of course, a few bricks. This eventually leads to calculating how many bricks you might need for your interior setting.

Calculate How Many Bricks You Need

In order to properly determine how many bricks you may need for your design project; it is important to keep in mind that all bricks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. This means you will want to include an extra 10 percent of your required bricks for any wastage, as this is sure
to occur in any project.

Prepare Your Foundation

After you have officially determined how many bricks you need for this project, you may begin preparing your foundation. Your foundation is the support for your wall.

Lay Your First Brick

You may begin to lay your first brick after you have made sure to mark your guideposts as well as mix your mortar.

For Updating the Masonry Inside of Your Home

Creating Contrast

Once again, it is relevant to point out the fact that exposed brickwork is stunning within itself. However, if you wanted to add some more contrast to the masonry, consider creating either a textured contrast or even a color contrast. To create a textured contrast, think about adding an assortment of smooth or patterned tiles throughout the room to make the exposed brick appear even more charming. In order to create beautiful color contrast in your space, you can direct the attention from the bright red bricks to a cool, mono-chromatic interior opposite the exposed brick wall.

Paint Your Bricks

Another unique way many people like to update their brickwork is to paint the bricks. This can be done in any way you find most appealing to your taste, however, the most elegant way to do so is to decide on either a dark grey color or even painting the bricks a solid black color. This creates a haunting yet elegant effect on your space; you can even play it up more
by contrasting the dark brick with lighter furniture.

Preserve the Wear and Tear

Lastly, it is important to note that your brickwork may be dated. However, that is not to say it has lost its charm. Preserving the wear and tear of the brickwork also preserves its character and highlights the history of the home.

Finally, the most effective way to ensure you are creating the perfect interior setting is to contact our team here at Turnbull Masonry in Toronto. You can visit us at to learn more. Feel free to visit the “contact us” section of our website where you can send us a message and get a free quote for maintaining, updating, or refurbishing your brick interiors, and more.