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The Best Modern Farmhouse Exterior Colors

Farmhouses. They’ve been around for centuries and have evolved many times over those centuries. This timeless American home style is known for monochromatic and neutral color palettes, vertical siding, and porches of all sizes, but especially big ones. Now, we see clients updating their old farmhouses into dream homes and building new homes to look ...

Our Review of City Loft by Sherwin Williams

City Loft is a soft white from the White & Pastels collection by Sherwin Williams. Some consider it a light greige due to its neutrality, but either way this paint color is popular for obvious reasons. Our designers love City Loft because of the cozy feel it brings to a variety of home styles. Keep ...

14 Gorgeous Houses with Dormer Windows

While we specialize in transforming home exteriors, there are a few exterior design elements that also transform the interior of the home. Dormer windows are the gift that keeps on giving. As a highly functional design element, dormer windows provide curb appeal, increase natural light and space inside the home, and in some cases can ...

Our Review of Cloud White by Benjamin Moore

Our show of love for white paint continues as we review another great choice for exteriors, Cloud White by Benjamin Moore. Reminiscent of vapor clouds, this white creates a calm retreat in many different settings. Our design experts at brick&batten love Cloud White for its versatility and warmth. Keep reading to be inspired and learn ...

Our Review of Snowbound by Sherwin Williams

We’ve reviewed numerous white paint colors for home exteriors, and now the spotlight is on Snowbound by Sherwin Williams. Our design experts have used this beautiful white many times for client’s home transformations. We love it so much it was even included in our list of Best Sherwin Williams Exterior Colors of 2021. Keep reading ...

Modern Farmhouse Facelift in Ohio

After purchasing their Ohio home, Amanda M. and her husband knew the exterior needed a fresh look, but struggled to visualize possibilities and finalize plans to move forward with the project. Nervous about making costly decisions they would later regret, Amanda decided it was best to partner with the professionals at brick&batten. About a year ...