An excellent way to create a sturdy, level underfoot surface in courtyards, patios or porches is with brick pavers. This classic look mixes perfectly with all different styles of architecture and decor. To install pavers, the exterior area must first be leveled and then a thin layer of sand is laid before the bricks are put in place. Once all bricks are set, another layer of sand is poured on top to fill the gaps and keep the bricks from shifting.
This soiree-worthy space, which also could provide greenspace for kids to play, is surrounded by bricks and mortar that match the Georgia home's exterior. The bold brick border, with two lines of brick laid straight on their sides in a double soldier course pattern, is designed by Landscape Studio.
HGTV Fixer Upper hosts Joanna and Chip Gaines updated the exterior of the home and enhanced its modern design by painting the brick light gray, adding natural wood support beams and updating the landscaping.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the bonus room on top of the garage allow for better views of the yard. The main house, with its modern exterior, contrasts starkly with the cottage look of the carriage house.
Stick to a classic - Follow the brick road because the warm colour of natural brick is especially inviting. The red hue of this gently undulating path tones with the white brickwork of the house and helps create a classic, period feel. Brick made from clay, as opposed to concrete blocks, will be more durable.