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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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Making their front door a more prominent feature of their exterior was one of this Wisconsin client’s main renovation goals. 🚪⭐

Once we tackled that request, we also recommended some other updates. We suggested limewashing the brown stone, painting the red siding, replacing the garage door with a contemporary option that matches the front door, and redoing the driveway and walkway that leads to the entrance.

No matter what your design goals are, we can help you bring them to life. Tap the link in our bio to get started.
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Watch as we transform this 1930s apartment building in Michigan. What do you think of the updated exterior? ...

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We offered this client two color palette options for their home exterior. Which is your favorite?

Option 1: Sherwin Williams’ Iron Ore on the shake and vertical siding, window trim, and brick, Dovetail on the stone and steps, and Tricorn Black on the front door, soffits, fascia, and gutters.

Option 2: Benjamin Moore’s Cape May Cobblestone on the brick and vertical siding, Squirrel Tail on the shake siding and window trim, Olympic Mountains on the stone, steps, soffits, and fascia, and Black Beauty on the front door and gutters.
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Having an oceanside home isn`t a requirement for designing your exterior in a coastal style, though the coasts do represent the root of this look. 🌊

After all, the palette is reminiscent of the beach: Washed-out wood stains, cool off-white tones, and soft blues. Think the rocky shore of Maine, Big Sur, the beaches of northern Michigan, or a charming, historic Florida cottage.
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This Utah client wanted a rustic modern design for their exterior that would look right at home in the desert terrain the property is situated on.

Sherwin Williams’ Greek Villa on the stucco is complemented by a modern garage door with a pergola overtop, an elegant front door, and lintels over the windows. We also suggested xeriscaping to replace the grass and a new walkway.
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This Tennessee client loved their home, but after it was hit by a large tree and some of the brick was damaged, they decided it was time to give the exterior a refresh.

We suggested painting the brick with Sherwin Williams’ Alabaster and using Tricorn Black on the gutters, windows, and trim. Our design also features a contemporary wood front door, lintels over the windows and entrance, a sleek balcony railing, and new light fixtures.

Get started on your exterior home design at the link in our bio.
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