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  • 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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Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | white stone exterior with awning, front porch, and dark gate
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Large stone home with wood awning and front gate
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Blue farmhouse after exterior design rendering
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Historic farmhouse before photo
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Two-story home with black siding and transitional exterior design rendering
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Two-story home in wooded environment before photo
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | White colonial home with white brick chimney
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Home with red brick chimney and beige shutters
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | White brick home with large windows, front porch, and charcoal roof
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Draft sketch of home
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Mid-century home with an updated colorblocked exterior design
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before of a mid-century style home in a snowy landscape
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Virtual design of a two-story home with a metal roof, stone, and siding
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Two-story home elevation
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Exterior design of a brick dentist's office painted with white with black accents
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before photo of a brick dentist's office
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | After design of an updated California home with gray siding and stone accents
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before photo of a dated classic California home
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Photorealistic design of a contemporary commercial building
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before elevation of a commercial building
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Virtual rendering of a brick ranch with limewashed brick, new front porch, and moved front door
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before photo of a classic red brick ranch
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | A refreshed Tudor-style home in a more transitional style
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before of a Tudor-style home with a dark, dated façade
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | After design of a large modern farmhouse style home with white siding and stone and wood accents
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before photo of a large traditional home with a big porch and siding being replaced
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | A Mediterranean home with updated curb appeal
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before of a Mediterranean style home that needed some style
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | After design of a charming cottage style home with great curb appeal
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before photo of a plain one-story home
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | After design of an updated home with an a-frame roofline and green siding and great curb appeal
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before photo of a dated brown home with an a-frame roofline
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Exterior design of a brick home painted white with gray and black accents
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before photo of a grand traditional brick two-story home
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Exterior design of a new construction home that uses a variety of building materials
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before image of a transitional home elevation
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Virtual design of a traditional two story home with shutters and earthy siding
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before image of a rather plain two-story suburban home
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Virtual design of a stucco home given updated-yet-classic Mediterranean curb appeal
Exterior Home Designers Near Me | design services near me | Before photo of a dated stucco home

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. 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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After renting out their California home, this client decided it was time to move back in — but they wanted to give it an interior and exterior facelift before doing so.

We were excited to help them with the exterior and suggested a moody color palette consisting of Benjamin Moore’s Black Beauty on the brick, siding, fascia, soffits, gutters, and trim. We added some warmth with wood elements throughout, including the modern garage doors and porch columns, the decking, and the new front steps.

We also added solar panels, per the owner’s request, replaced the front door, and updated the landscaping.

Tap the link in our bio to start your exterior design project. One of our many talented designers is ready to help turn your house into your dream home.
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brick&batten is a one-stop shop for all your exterior home design needs!

We curate the best products based on your design goals and style and incorporate them into a custom, photorealistic rendering of your home exterior. We provide a resource list that makes it easy to shop all the items featured in your design, and we can even connect you with a vetted pro to help you bring the design to life.

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From fun and funky to classic and sophisticated, the exterior trim color options are seemingly endless. These are a few of our favorites. Head to our blog (link in bio) to see the rest. ...

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The inside of this Illinois home had a mid-century modern aesthetic, and the owner wanted the exterior to match. She also wanted to add a porch, replace the front door, and overhaul the landscaping.

What do you think of the design we provided this client? Comment down below to let us know.
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This Texas client dreamed of a modern farmhouse aesthetic for their home exterior. To achieve their desired look, we suggested replacing the horizontal siding on the left side of the home with vertical siding and painting it with Benjamin Moore’s Sage Mountain. We rendered the lap siding in Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter and the eaves and garage door in Sherwin Williams’ Urbane Bronze.

We added stone accents along the base of the home and the right side of the garage door. A wood front door, lintels, and ceiling for the awning, plus a copper rain chain and gutters add warmth.

Ready to bring your dream exterior to life? Tap the link in our bio to get started.
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This homeowner in Texas turned to the design experts at brick&batten to revamp her exterior and give it a transitional-style aesthetic.

We suggested painting the brick with Benjamin Moore’s White Dove and the trim, soffits, and fascia with Platinum Gray. We rendered the metal roofing, front door, and light fixtures in black to create contrast and added a bit of warmth with the wood ceiling above the entrance. We also updated the landscaping and replaced the windows.

What do you think of this home’s new look? Let us know in the comment section.
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Join our Pro Network, and we’ll help you build your business with eager clients. We’ll connect you with homeowners that have finalized their exterior design and are ready to start the work to make their brick&batten design a reality.

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This Florida client enlisted our help to design an inviting exterior with plenty of character to match the home’s interior. We recommended a white paint color — Sherwin Williams’ Shell White — for the new siding and Tricorn Black for the trim.

We also recommended plenty of wood elements and accents, from the front door and decking to the columns and custom planter box. New windows and fresh landscaping also help elevate the exterior.

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