Building Exterior Stairs with Classy Bricks and Modern Tiles
Beautiful steps decorated with colorful outdoor tiles
Bricks and outdoor tiles are timelessly elegant and modern materials for building steps, decorating front entrances, and patio designs. Regular bricks, recycled or faux brick materials and outdoor tiles offer fantastic alternatives to traditional wooden and concrete stairs. Bricks and outdoor tiles beautify facades, attractively accentuate home entrance doors and patios while giving a classy chic to house designs.
If you are afraid of DIY projects, think about the money you can save on your home improvement endeavors. Brick steps and tiling are easy DIY projects that do not require specialized carpentry or masonry skills but create unique and attractive designs. Before building a stair, you need to prepare the ground by cleaning all rocks and plants and then make a concrete base supporting your staircase. Put an inch mortar mixture over the concrete base, flatten it and start place the bricks on the mortar in a half an inch space between blocks. Fill in the spaces between bricks, remove the excess mortar around the bricks and enjoy the functional and brilliant design with a classic vibe.
Beautiful traditional bricks give an elegant, classy look to modern homes. However, there are faux alternatives that are cheaper but look charming also. While traditional bricks can be very expensive, a thin brick veneer or recycled bricks can save money on decorating entrances and steps. Modern outdoor tiles are a great idea for decorating staircases and patio designs also.
Wooden stairs and landscaping steps
Modern materials and ideas for outdoor staircase design
1. Brick steps.
Building brick stairs is surprisingly easy. Recycled bricks, faux brick materials, and regular blocks create a classic effect, decorate stairs and give them the unique character. These Green building materials can add a rustic element to your house design, beautify the entrance, stair, patio, and create fabulous combinations with stone or wooden walls.
2. Tile designs for outdoor stairs and patios.
Outdoor tiles are durable, functional, practical and modern materials for decorating entrances and staircases. They are more expensive that ceramic tiles for interior design but their qualities, practicality and gorgeous look of tiled stairs make them worth the extra money.
Easy to clean, elegant and classy tiles for outdoor rooms look lovely turning any lacking interest concrete steps into stylish home decorations and artworks that enrich and brighten up house designs. Tiling your stair can be a quick DIY project that makes your entrance look more beautiful and elegant.
3. Stair design inspirations.
by Ena Russ
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