Category: DomesticHomes of Instagram
An amazing project and a great one to kick off our Homes of Instagram feature. Each week we will be featuring one of our favourite customer homes showcasing the great home spaces that our customers have created.
For this project our customer @theoakstables used our Reclaimed Tudor brick slips to create a stunning feature wall as part of their kitchen renovation. The project was a complete kitchen renovation where they have made use of the ceiling height and exposed the gorgeous oak beams creating a bright airy space. For the kitchen itself, traditional shaker style kitchen units were chosen along with a bright white worktop surface. Paired with our Reclaimed Tudor brick slips and elements of oak wood such as the dining table and bar stools, it has resulted in one of our favourite customer kitchens on Instagram.
The Reclaimed Tudors are a great brick slip to achieve a sense of farmhouse, countryside charm due to the rough handmade finish of the bricks. These smaller reclaimed handmade bricks are similar to bricks that would been used in old farm buildings and cottages.
They had these kind words to say about our brick slips.
“As part of the renovation we wanted to leave one of the walls exposed in order to keep some of the barns character, however building regulations would not allow it. This turned out in our favour, as we love the Tudor brick slips from Reclaimed Brick tile and we get to keep the building nicely insulated. Most of our guests are surprised when we tell them it’s not the original wall.”
This is the perfect example to show how our brick slips can help achieve that exposed brick look when the circumstances don’t allow for a traditional exposed brick wall.
We have quite a lot of customers who hit a hurdle when it comes to exposing the original brick work. It may be due to building regulations as in their case here or it may be as simple as the bricks that have been hiding away underneath the plastered walls just aren’t up to standard. It’s important to remember that when these old buildings were originally built. The builders did not expect anyone to ever see the bricks on the inside. So they tended to put all the ‘bad’ bricks on the internal walls and use the best ones for the outside.
Head over to instagram to check out the rest of this amazing property and if you would like to achieve a similar look for a project of your own, why not order one of our sample packs to see the quality of our brick slips for yourself.