A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT OF THE TIMES-TRIBUNE
n the story of the three little pigs, the most cunning of the
brothers built his house out of bricks. That wise decision
saved his life. Indeed, brick is very resistant, which makes it
a material of choice for the exterior walls of homes. But did you
know it also integrates perfectly into your interior decor?
THE ADVANTAGES OF BRICK
Brick differs from other materials because of its esthetic
properties, superior durability, impact resistance and its thermal
and acoustic insulation qualities. Another major advantage of brick
is undoubtedly the fact that it seldom requires maintenance.
Laid by a masonry professional, classic brick is timeless and gives
a distinctive look to any room. It can be quite costly, but you're not
likely to regret such an investment. Indeed, decorators consider it to
be a safe bet.
The craze for decorative brick is undeniable. In response to
consumer demand, stores offer an impressive selection of synthetic
bricks in a wide range of textures and colors. Lighter and easier to
install than conventional brick, they're a viable option for creating a
modern style with little effort.
EVERYWHERE IN THE HOUSE
You can use bricks to build a fi replace surround or a wine cellar,
to enhance a traditional kitchen, to add an urban touch to a
bedroom or give a cozy look to a living room. It won't take long for
you to be inspired by the many faces of brick.
INSIDE AS WELL
Elegant and versatile brick is a safe bet for any room in your house.