Tough and dazzling: 25 bathrooms with brick walls

Bathroom design in recent times seems to go in two distinctly different directions, with one group of owners wanting a refined, elegant, spa-inspired space that’s completely contemporary and another group embracing the beauty of texture and imperfect elegance. Brick walls definitely fall into the latter category, as they bring with them a touch of roughness, wide contrast, and some rough edges that are pleasantly welcome in a modern interior. Brick walls adapt to a variety of styles and, with the right sealant or finish, can also be easily used in the bathroom.

There are many different ways to use brick walls in the bathroom, and while some prefer to surround themselves with these newfound treasures in their renovated loft, others may prefer just a small accent feature that adds visual variety to the surroundings. Regardless of which approach you prefer, the 25 brick-walled bathrooms on display today will leave you mesmerized.

A striking splash protector

The first issue that concerns most of us when we talk about brick walls in the bathroom is their maintenance and the possibility of mold forming. But that’s a much easier problem to deal with than you imagine, and with the right sealant and finish, you can not only prevent mold and deterioration of the brick wall, but also make sure it has a shiny shine that complements the other polishing. Surfaces of your bathroom. This backsplash is easy to incorporate by using brick siding, even if your bathroom doesn’t have beautiful brick walls.

 Satin-finished brick wall in bathroom brings textural beauty and a touch of gloss [Design: Impact Remodeling and Construction] Exposed Brick Splash Plate for Modern Industrial Bathroom [Design: Melissa Winn Interiors] Traditional White Bathroom with Brick Splash Plate [Design: The Ransom Company]    Attic bathroom with exposed brick wall and copper tub [Design: A1 Lofts and Extensions] Discover the beauty of the original brick walls in your bathroom [From: Red Images Fine Photography] 

Fireplaces and decorative walls

With industrial loft renovations and adaptive reuse of old structures becoming a common feature in recent years, a brick fireplace or renovated old fireplace in the bathroom can become the stunning focal point you’re looking for. A brick fireplace in the bathroom gives it an air of opulence while mixing with styles such as industrial, country house or rustic effortlessly. Small architectural features wrapped in brick are also fairly easy to incorporate without making a major makeover.

 Fireplace and lighting elevate the stylish quotient of this beautiful rustic style bathroom [Design: Hart Design And Construction] Front of an old fireplace converted into a brick wall in the beach-style bathroom [Design: Westcott Construction] Relaxing rustic bathroom with gray bathtub [From: Attila Kemenyfi Photo & Film]    Large transitional bathroom with cool brick feature [Design: MLM Incorporated] Adjust the exposed brick wall section to the size of the bathroom [Design: Reliance Design] 

Brick walls in the shower

This is another contentious choice, as water and steam filtration are once again the biggest concerns. But placing the shower head at a distance, using several layers of sealant, and keeping the bathroom properly ventilated can easily solve this conundrum. A glass walk-in shower combined with exposed brick walls creates a fusion of contemporary and rustic with ease, while using red bricks to create a decorative feature in the shower area can effortlessly add color and texture.

 Glass and brick form a beautiful fusion of contemporary and industrial styles in the bathroom [From: Nathalie Priem Photography] Marble and brick come together in this industrial bathroom [From: Jane Kim Design / Photograph by Eduard Hueber] Small rustic bathroom with worn bathtub and brick bottom [From: Julie Angelos]    Stylish industrial bathroom with a touch of gray [Design: Palmerston Design Consultants] Antique and reclaimed elements add worn elegance to the industrial interior [Design: David Cunningham] White brick wall fits perfectly with the contemporary ambience of the master bedroom with bathtub [Design: Anasayfa]  

Be creative!

Meter, marble and concrete tiles, almost any material works well with brick when done right, and if you are not very happy with large brick walls, then use smaller, attractive features instead. Colorful décor, industrial-style details, and stunning bathtubs can complete such a diverse and eye-catching bathroom that it has an exciting aura of its own. For those who hate all red, a few coats of white, grey or even black paint can offer a fresh and contemporary alternative.

 Fun Way to Display Exposed Bricks in the Modern Bathroom [Design: Wolveridge Architects] Exceptional vanity with bike sink and touches of yellow [Design: Christiano Homes] Mix of traditional and modern in the eclectic bathroom with skylights [Design: Tyrrell and Laing International]    Reclaimed décor shapes a small industrial bathroom with exposed brick walls [Design: Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects]

Layered lighting

As always, we tend to gravitate towards the theme of lighting when we talk about a design choice, as it is the element that can break or change the look of any interior. Lighting with sconces that accentuates the beauty of the brick walls in the bathroom is a classic option that never fails. Industrial-style pendant lighting is another smart choice that shines, even in contemporary environments. Dazzling chandeliers, recycled DIY pendants and LED lighting strips; The options here are endless!

 Smart lighting under the vanity removes any sense of sadness from the bathroom [Design: Studio 10 Interior Design] Rustic bathroom with reclaimed wood and exposed brick walls [Design: Hampshire Light] Lighting in the bathroom accentuates the beauty of exposed brick walls [Design: Crescent Builds]    The industrial bathroom combines several different textures [From: Studio MMA / Esther Hershcovic] Brick and wood create an elegant industrial bathroom [Design: jendretzki] 

Can you have a brick wall in a bathroom?

Brick combines with many styles of decoration. From classic and rustic interiors to modern. It combines well with wood, glass and also with stainless steel. That’s why it fits perfectly in the bathroom, because that’s where you can find all these materials side by side.

Can you use brick shower walls?

Brick walls in the shower

A glass walk-in shower combined with exposed brick walls creates a fusion of contemporary and rustic with ease, while using red bricks to create a decorative feature in the shower area can effortlessly add color and texture.

Are fake brick walls sticky?

Available in an unlimited variety of colors and finishes, fake bricks can complement interiors perfectly. It all comes down to the larger theme and décor of the property in general. However, in other cases, imitation bricks look downright tacky. It’s not to put too fine a point, but they do.

How to tile the brick wall of a bathroom?

When you want to lay tiles on bricks, there are three options for creating the smooth surface needed for a professional finish:

  1. Cover the brick with a sheet of cement (tile base),
  2. Build a wall of mullions in front of the brick wall and apply plasterboard,
  3. Apply a layer of soft plaster to brickwork.

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By Catharine Bwana