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  • Exterior paint


    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

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


  • 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 an effective virtual design process 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.

Know Before You Paint: Tip of the Trade

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.

Measuring​ ​Shutters: Tip of the Trade

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.

Measuring for a Window Box: Tip of the Trade

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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The addition of stone and a fresh coat of paint on the siding — Benjamin Moore`s Cloud White — transformed this home`s dated exterior. Other updates include new front and garage doors, a metal roof on the entryway overhang, new light fixtures, and fresh landscaping.

What`s your favorite aspect of this exterior home design?

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With patio season fast approaching, you might be dreaming of overhauling your outdoor living space. If you’re on the hunt for patio enclosure ideas, we’ve got you covered. From breeze block walls to fences, we have plenty of designs to get you inspired. Tap the link in our bio to see some of our favorites. ...

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@benjaminmoore’s November Rain is one of our best exterior paint colors for 2023. What do you think of this hue? ...

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This project is one of the few examples where the client didn`t want our help visualizing paint color options for their home`s exterior. Instead, this homeowner wanted us to focus on a front porch addition and incorporating some stone accents.

Our team designed a front porch that features white columns, a modern cable railing, a seating area, an awning over the new front door, and stone around the base. What do you think of this home`s updated look?

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A mansard roof gives a building a distinctive look. Whether you love this roof style or are unfamiliar with it and want to learn more, check out our roundup of some mansard roof images that our designers have transformed with stunning curb appeal (link in bio). ...

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There are so many excellent green exterior paint colors available, and we love using them in our work. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’re sharing some of our favorite green exterior house designs. 🍀 Which do you like best? ...

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Designing great outdoor spaces like this one has us so excited for warmer weather! ☀️

We suggested a covered patio complete with an outdoor kitchen and dining table, plus another seating area around the fireplace. We also updated the home`s exterior color palette and added shutters to the windows.

We`re envisioning tons of barbeques, birthday parties, and other celebrations taking place here! What do you think of this transformation?

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@sherwinwilliams’ Toque White is a great white paint color we love for exteriors. But it’s not the only option. Here are a few of our favorite similar shades. ...

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As far as blue exterior house colors go, there are plenty of options to choose from, but Sherwin Williams’ Naval is one of our absolute favorites. We love it so much that we named it to our list of the 16 best @sherwinwilliams exterior paint colors for 2023, and now we’re dedicating a full review to it (link in bio). ...

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A light and bright color palette turned this Florida home into a showstopper. We used Sherwin Williams` Moderne White on the stucco and Tricorn Black and the eaves and trim for some contrast.

We also designed a covered patio with two seating areas and privacy screens. A new driveway, fence, front door, and windows complete the look.

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Karen B. purchased her lake house in Georgia mainly because she loved the lot it was situated on, and she turned to us to help update its exterior. Tap the link in our bio to learn all about her experience with brick&batten and see her exterior transformation from start to finish. ...

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