Okay, everyone. Obviously from the headline, you can see what this post is about. As you probably know, we enclosed a breezeway when we bought this house. It is now an enclosed back porch that looks out onto the courtyard. It is also the pass-through to get us from the house to the garage.
Because of its layout, we opted for sliders rather than French doors, but they have worked out alright. The negative is that they don’t let in a much light when they’re open as French doors would have.
What has been bugging me is the brick on the walls and on the floor for that matter. I think the red brick walls really darken the space. Plus, they get a chalk-like matter on them from time to time depending on the amount of humidity in the air. We are not sure what causes that.
The porch gets the morning sun which is another reason why it tends to be dark in the later hours of the day. I love this feature though. The sunroom in our last house got the afternoon sun, and we couldn’t use it after lunch most of the year. It was way too hot.
So, please take a look at these photos, and let us know your opinions on painting the brick or not painting the brick. If we do paint it, we would make it the same color as the interior – Stucco with 50 percent pigment. It’s a color I love by Sherwin Williams.
And if we do paint the brick walls, should be paint the brick floor, too? It got lots of damage during our nine months of remodeling and just looks bad. It sucks the life right out of the space.
I’m going to just sit back and wait for your feedback because your opinion is needed. Thank you in advance.