Asked on Jul 19, 2018

What can i do with my Z-Brick wall in my kitchen?

Sue Parker
by Sue Parker

We want to update my kitchen. We have a z brick wall that my husband wants to tear out. I would consider keeping it if I had some great ideas of how to modernize it.

q what can i do with my z brick wall in my kitchen
  9 answers
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jul 19, 2018
    You can paint over it but to be honest I think I would let my husband remove it and install something more modern. I do not think you will regret the change as it will brighten the area.

  • You could paint it or whitewash it.

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Jul 19, 2018
    Hi Sue! Actually, brick walls are a big thing right now, especially in kitchens. People are trying to find ways to make faux brick walls in their spaces. If you want a brighter look though, you could paint the brick white, or even white wash the brick:

  • Shuganne Shuganne on Jul 19, 2018
    I love the mirrors and agree that you could lighten the room a little. The wall also seems busy. Things are jammed in snug as a bug between the mirrors, though. Can we unclutter or purge a little first? Then looking at just the wall may give you a better idea. Let us know, Sue, what you and your hubby decide! Take plenty of pics and share on Hometalk!!

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Jul 19, 2018
    I am with your husband. Take a picture of the wall so you can look back later and say "what was I thinking?". If you are truly looking to modernize your kitchen then that brick has to go. Trust me you will be much happier without it. BTW your picture is upside down lol.

  • Cin33829785 Cin33829785 on Jul 20, 2018
    De[ending on how old it is what it is installed over, you could release asbastos. I would dry wall over it and paint. Faster, cleaner and easier. Add beautiful molding.

  • Mandie Mandie on Jul 20, 2018

    I was gonna day white wash it too. That's what I wish my dad would do with his. His is that hideous early 80s brown/black color.

  • Lisa Peterson Lisa Peterson on Aug 15, 2018

    You could attach wood strapping and shiplap the wall.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Aug 15, 2018

    Hi Sue,

    I had the same dilemma but I really don't like the look of painted brick. My Z-Brick was black, gray & white but I was tired of looking at it aft 25 years or so. I decided the white wash it to give the room more light. Here's my project and how I did it.

    Wishing you success with your project.