With all of us spending more time at home than ever before, DIY fever has well and truly gripped the nation. Whether it’s tackling that niggling job that you’ve been meaning to do for ages or injecting a bit more creativity into your home design, DIY projects of all shapes and sizes are on the rise and we have been painting, hammering and digging our way through lockdown.
Here at brickslips.co.uk we have long championed the DIYer and love helping our customers reach their interior design goals. From contemporary brick feature walls to traditional brick fire places, brick slips are versatile, easy to work with and can instantly transform a space.
How to use brick slips in DIY projects
Many people find the thought of using brick slips in their homes daunting, however the truth is that installation is no more complicated than tiling a wall. These authentic slices of real brick come in a range of stunning colours and finishes to suit your style. Applied using adhesive and finished with mortar joints, there are few materials that can match the striking impact of a brick slip wall, so it’s really no surprise that this design trend continues to top the popularity poll.
With such a wide variety of DIY projects possible using brickslips, you really can let your imagination run wild. Want to recreate that amazing New York loft apartment you stayed in for your wedding anniversary? You can! Our Manhattan White brick slips are effortlessly chic and can brighten up any space. They look great in kitchens against wooden worktops, or in bathrooms with industrial style fixtures and fittings. They can turn a dusty basement into a cool hangout for teenagers or create that perfect home office space in your loft.
Create a DIY home office
Not only are we spending more time at home, but many of us are now working from home too. Perhaps you’re camped out on the kitchen table or wedged into the corner of the attic working amidst the kids old toys. If that sounds like you, maybe it’s time to set aside a weekend for DIY projects and create some office space that you aren’t ashamed to share on zoom!
Brick slips are a fantastic material for transforming dusty unused spaces and making them instantly feel more habitable. Think garages, lofts and basements with unfinished walls. You probably look at these spaces and see their potential but couldn’t imagine working in there. However, clad them in something like our Thames Yellow Blend slips, add a desk and a lamp or two and suddenly you have a warm, vibrant space where you can work in comfort.
Give your business a facelift
If you’re one of the many small businesses forced to temporarily close their doors, this could be the perfect time to give your premises a low cost facelift without having to compete with the everyday bustle. Brick slips look great in pubs, cafes, restaurants and office spaces, creating a classic, industrial warehouse feel that never grows old.
For example, a brick slip feature wall behind a shop counter provides customers with a warm, welcoming vibe which suggests authenticity and quality.
Brick slips also look great behind a bar paired will mirrors.
And if you need any guidance, our friendly customer service team are industry experts and can provide support with DIY projects big or small.
Flex your DIY muscles today!
Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or just dipping your toe in the water, there has never been a better time to take on a DIY challenge. With their simple installation and undeliable wow factor, brick slips are suitable for a wide range of DIY projects, from modern to traditional styles, at home or in the workplace. So go on, jump on the bandwagon and join the nation’s DIY army!