Exposed vs. Unexposed Brick Walls

Which side are you on? Many people feel strongly about one side of the exposed vs. unexposed brick wall debate. Common in older buildings, exposed brick in an apartment can add character. On the other hand, it can be dusty, messy and a carrier of bacteria.

If exposed brick is a feature you admire in a home, here’s a how-to article for exposing it correctly. It’s important to consider that before tearing down your existing wall, you better make sure the brick one underneath has been created properly and is “pretty” enough to expose.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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