New Construction Homes - Austin TX - The color brick you choose for your new home says a lot about your personality. When our brick started crumbling and falling apart around us, and we were forced to choose a new brick, it was very hard.
The brick we originally chose has a lot of depth to it with reds, oranges, blues, browns, greens, and greys. It was called Western Sunset, and had many colors you would see in the sky during an actual sunset. In a nutshell, it had personality, and we liked that a lot! It's the brick on the right.
We also liked that it was not "brown" like all our other neighbors chose; be it light brown or dark brown or medium shade brown, they are all chosing to use brown. I didn't want to be just like everyone else, so we eliminated brown from our choices. Because of that, there were only a couple of options of brick to choose from.
As you can see from the picture on the left, we chose a darker red. It has red and black, with a little orange and brown to give it further depth. That was something we really looked for, a brick with multiple colors. Something about it we don't really care for is that the bricks aren't actually rectangular. Each brick has a notch out of it on one corner, so it looks like the brick is installed in uneven lines, but the mortar is just going around the beveled joint.
Before deciding on a brick color, drive by several homes with that color as it'll appear differently on different styles and sizes of homes. Also, it'll look very different if your samples are using a different color mortar than you will be using.
Right now, about 1/3 of the house is the new red and the rest is the old. They're slowly making their way around, but the rain hasn't helped. I thought it was cool that the two bricks meshed up at a window like this so you could see the difference without showing two different pictures with different lighting.
More rain tonight and tomorrow, so hopefully they'll finish the front today and start to work on the next side on Friday. And just a reminder, we are living in this brand new construction home as they're doing all this work. I can't get out my front door or the garage doors. It's currently a safety and fire hazard, but we're managing.
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