15 modern brick house ideas: All the inspiration you need

two storey modern brick extension
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The key to getting modern brick house ideas spot on is to get creative while still working within typical local parameters — taking traditional styles and adding interesting bonds or colour choices into the mix. 

With so many different types of brick available, selecting the right one for your self build or extension project can seem a pretty daunting task. While listed buildings or projects in designated areas might be more restricted when it comes to the options, those working on extension projects that fall within permitted development are often free to choose from a wide range of colours, shapes and patterns to really pack a visual punch or create drama — although it is perhaps wise to consult with your neighbours if you have your heart set on something really radical.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.