The brick&batten Blog

Articles by: Allison Vaccaro

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Exterior Grays That Deliver

While beige is making a big comeback when it comes to exteriors, gray is still highly requested.  At brick&batten, we strive to create a timeless design that will still look great a decade from now.  Typically, that requires a warm gray or greige (Gray Beige) to accomplish the task.  Painting is a big investment and ...

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Yep, a Curb Appeal Designer is a Real Thing…and It’s Amazing

Who do you call when you need help with your curb appeal?  An interior designer?  A landscape architect?  Nope…you call us…exterior design experts.  It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to update the exterior and get max curb appeal for your biggest investment.  An exterior designer can save you thousands by helping you select color, ...

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6 Farmhouse Paint Colors with a Modern Twist

Farmhouses come in all colors!  We get asked all the time…”What color should I paint my modern farmhouse?”  We are going to share with you some winners that are tried and tested when it comes to Modern Farmhouses.  Now, each color brings something different to the table…some bring warmth, some bring drama, some are cool, ...

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4 Exterior Home Improvements that Increase Resale Value for 2019

Curb appeal is king when it comes to resale value. That means your home’s exterior needs to be in optimal condition to avoid leaving money on the table in a sale.  By the numbers, 80% of prospective buyers say a homes’ curb appeal is an important (if not the most important) factor in their buying decisions. Even ...

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Need Help Updating Your Ranch?

There are many ways to update a 1950s ranch and affordable ranch homes are proving their potential.  When they aren’t dismissed, torn down, and then replaced by larger McMansion-style homes, they get snapped up by smart buyers excited about their large lots, large windows and friendly layouts.  There are so many cool ways to update ...