The brick&batten Blog

Articles by: Allison Vaccaro

Simple Tricks to Make Your Mailbox More Inviting

Want to make your mailbox more inviting? There are few simple tricks to make your box the talk of the neighborhood… so let’s get into it. Mailboxes come in lots of different sizes and designs. From mid-century to traditional, not every mailbox is right for every house. Creating a mailbox that coordinates with your home’s ...

3 Reasons Why Painting in the Fall is a Smart Play

Thinking about painting your home’s exterior this Fall?  To exterior designers like brick&batten, Fall can be the best time to paint the exterior of your house.  Late spring and summer are classic exterior painting months as precipitation is low and warm temperatures.  But how late into Fall or possibly Winter can you take your outdoor ...

2019 Top 4 Exterior White and Off-White Paint Colors

Our brick&batten designers have come up with our 2019, top 4 favorite exterior white and off-white paint colors. While there are a million whites, not all will work on every home. Style, sunlight, direction of the house and other fixed elements play a crucial role in the way we see and interpret color. However, here at ...

Top 4 Reasons to Add a Portico to Your Front Entrance in 2019

Porticos are everywhere…from the suburbs to the city, they can range from traditional to modern.  If the last time you thought of a portico was…well, never, then it’s time to show some love to this worthy construction contender.  The benefits of the portico are far reaching…so let’s get started with the top 4.  Porticos Add ...

Top 3 Ways to Add Curb Appeal on a Budget in 2019

Everyone wants a beautiful home exterior.  However, sometimes the budget will only allow for a few easy fixes.  Oftentimes, painting an exterior is not in the budget and clients want to know what else can be done to add some interest without going into debt.   Here are the top 3 places brick&batten would advise ...

Exterior Grays That Deliver

While beige is making a big comeback when it comes to home exteriors, gray is still highly requested. At brick&batten, we strive to create a timeless home exterior 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 ...

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, ...

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, ...