The brick&batten Blog

Articles by: Allison Vaccaro

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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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5 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 ...

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2019 Exterior Paint Favorites from the Benjamin Moore Palette

More than any other forecast that comes out when it comes to color, brick&batten mainly relies on the manufacturers to predict what will be on trend in the coming months and years.  They have the most knowledge when it comes to tools/information to predict what colors we will gravitate toward next. We are always blown ...

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Paint Color as the Ultimate Change Maker

Color is the ultimate change maker. Picking exterior paint color requires some foresight and planning.  It’s not as easy as seeing a house you love and copying it because every house is different.  We use undertones and fixed elements when we help choose color for a brick&batten client. Sound easy?  Hardly. Each project brings something ...

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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 ...