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See Your Home’s Potential in a Visual Exterior Design

  • Exterior paint

    141%

    Some big renovations just provide a partial ROI; Kitchen remodels only average 80% ROI. On the other hand, exterior paint provides a more appealing return on investment of 141%.
    – Triangle Legacy

  • Want to add

    20%

    Renovation Expert Bob Vila states that the first impression, which is the EXTERIOR of your home, ADDS 20% to your home’s value.

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Mission

  • Our mission is simple... brick&batten exists to empower clients to make informed decisions regarding their home’s exterior and create lasting value.
  • As the leaders in exterior design, we’ve helped thousands of clients make their dream home design a reality. We’ve created a simple and effective virtual exterior home design process for homeowners, businesses, and professionals that’s simple for our clients. Plus, we only recommend products that we know and trust, from the highest quality vendors.
  • No one likes to go it alone, especially when it involves exterior cosmetic decisions that affect the value and feel of your home. Our exterior home designers are here to provide peace of mind.

Exterior Home Design Tips: Know Before You Paint

We strongly encourage our brick&batten clients to test several swatches of color prior to painting their whole home. Inspect the sample in the morning, mid-day, and afternoon.

The color of exterior paint is altered by surroundings, roof color, sun exposure, amount of shade, time of day, and weather. Also, in some instances, brick will soak up the pigment in the paint, resulting in a lighter appearance on the house…another reason to paint a section of the actual bricks with your samples.

Finally, although computer screens are a good representation of color, every screen showcases color differently. It’s essential to visualize your paint live prior to making a final commitment.

Exterior Home Design Tips: Measuring​ ​Shutters

Always take two measurements. As each window is not created equal, the measurements you take at the top of the window will vary slightly from the one taken along the bottom. Measure the opening along the top of the window, then measure along the bottom.

  • The height of one side of the window will probably be different from the other as well, so take a right-side measurement and a left-side measurement to ensure complete accuracy.
  • Note the window frame width, as well as the wall’s texture. Is it covered with brick, stone or siding?
  • Keep in mind, that unless your shutters will be used functionally, the slight measurement variations (1/4” or less), commonly found in historic homes, are not a major concern.
  • Email info@brickandbatten if you have concerns or need more assistance.

Exterior Home Design Tips: Measuring for a Window Box

Window boxes can be an incredible addition to the front of your house…adding depth, beauty, and style.  However, when they don’t fit the window, they can have the opposite effect.  When measuring for your new window box…follow these tips:

  1. Measure the width of your window.  Most windows are around 3’ long, so generally boxes are made in 30″ and 36” widths.  If your house has shutters or wide trim pieces, you may opt for the box to run under these architectural features or sit slightly inside.  
  2. For a very long window, mount several smaller boxes or one large one.  Custom sizes are available.  
  3. Depth and Width:  Window boxes that are 20-25% the height of the window feel adequately matched to the window scope.  

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We offered this Wisconsin client two color palette options for their home exterior. Which one do you like best? ...

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1️⃣ Post a 15-30 second video to your social media account and tag #brickandbatten.
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3️⃣ Comment about why you could use brick&batten’s services.
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Eliminating the large archway, painting the stucco, and updating the landscaping drastically improved this California home’s curb appeal. A new front door and walkway, plus a cozy seating area also help elevate this exterior.

What’s your favorite part of this home design?
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These modern house colors are the ideal way to give your home an on-trend upgrade. Want to see what other modern house colors we have on our radar? Head to our blog (link in bio) to find out. ...

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This Montana home featured a uniquely shaped entry area, which the owner wanted help updating. We suggested a combination of wood and stone siding to complement the new exterior paint color we picked for the siding. We also redesigned the porch and retaining wall and recommended a new garage door and front door.

Whether you have a unique feature to work around or just want to make some simple upgrades to your home, we’re here to help. Tap the link in our bio to get started.
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This Connecticut client knew they wanted white vertical siding, a black garage door with windows, and a black front door for their home. They had some other ideas in mind too but needed help seeing how everything would look together.

With all the client’s requests and ideas in mind, our expert designers created a personalized design for the home. We’d love to do the same for you too. Tap the link in our bio to get started.
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