New Construction Homes - Austin TX - Choosing a Brick Color

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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.

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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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Susan Brown
Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too) - Kingwood, TX

Donna, I like a variety in the color of bricks too.  It really does give depth to the home.

Oct 28, 2009 02:55 AM #1
Steve Mattison
Canyon de Chelly National Mo, AZ
Vietnam Veteran

Amazing all the different choices available, good advice because it varies so much too.

Oct 28, 2009 03:26 AM #2
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I didn't realize there were a lot of color choices for brick.  How exciting to be getting a new look.  You must be anxious for it to be completed!

Oct 28, 2009 06:39 AM #3
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

Your name doesn't have to start with an S in order to comment!!  LOL

Susan, THanks!

Steve, Many different choices, but not always "good" choices.

Sharon, There are hundreds of colors for brick!  The companies discontinue and make new ones all the time so there is always a rotating selection with "today's" color schemes.


Oct 28, 2009 09:28 AM #4
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