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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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This New York client wanted our help designing a backyard oasis with an in-ground pool. The pool is surrounded by patterned flagstone and has a stone water feature to the right and a fire pit with lounge chairs. Our design also includes an outdoor kitchen covered by a pergola, modern cable railings, and wood columns with stone bases.

Comment down below if you’d be excited to spend time in this backyard!
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Mid-century modern homes often have a low, wide footprint and floor-to-ceiling windows (though these windows may all be in the back of the house!). They emphasize bringing the outdoors in and have a clean, minimalist aesthetic. A bright front door is another common feature of this style of home.

Are you a fan of mid-century modern design? Let us know in the comment section.
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This Tennessee homeowner wanted to boost their curb appeal by adding a porch and painting their siding. With that in mind, we suggested Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Olive for the siding, brick, and eaves and Sherwin Williams’ Box of Nails for the windows. The new porch features a sleek cable railing and is covered by a custom awning supported by wood columns that complement the dutch doors and steps leading up to them.

New light fixtures and lush landscaping also contribute to the new look.
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LAST CHANCE: Elevate your entry with a new front door! Enter to win our summer front entry makeover brought to you by @brickandbatten and @doorandmore. One lucky winner will receive a free one-sided exterior design from brick&batten and up to a $2,500 credit toward a Door & More front entry door from their manufactured, solid wood collection.

Here’s how to enter:

1) Fill out entry form (link in bio)
2) Follow both IG accounts
3) Comment about the Door & More door you`d pick to boost your curb appeal
4) Tag a friend
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Benjamin Moore’s Ballet White perfectly complements this Alabama home’s natural stone. The creamy off-white brightens up the exterior and gives it a warm, welcoming vibe.

We also designed a flagstone walkway leading to the updated front entrance. Other small details, such as copper light fixtures and gutters, add to the home’s curb appeal too.

Ready to transform your exterior? Tap the link in our bio to get started.
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We helped this Illinois client find the perfect exterior paint color to complement their home’s red brick. 🧱🎨 Sherwin Williams’ Cast Iron, a cool dark green, on the siding looks lovely juxtaposed with the brick and makes the trim, rendered in Benjamin Moore’s Baby Fawn, pop.

We also designed a covered seating area and a landscape-lined walkway leading to the new front door, among other updates.

Whether you need help choosing paint colors, picking out new doors, selecting siding, or all the above, we’re ready to assist. Tap the link in our bio to get started.
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brick&batten co-founder Allison gives us a tour of her outdoor living space and explains her thought process behind the design. Which area is your favorite? ...

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