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How Much Does a Home Exterior Makeover Cost?

Planning to give your home a much-needed curb appeal revamp is all fun and games when you’re in the dreaming phase. Scouring Pinterest, Instagram, and home magazines can leave you feeling excited and inspired. But when the time comes to actually calculate the cost, you might not know where to start. The average home exterior ...

Should I Paint an Exterior Brick House?

It’s an age-old question: Should I paint an exterior brick house? Of course, we can’t give you a for sure yes or no. After all, the answer depends on many different factors. But we know there is something delightfully European about a white brick house with an orange tile roof or a classic cape cod ...

Top 2019 Exterior House Colors

If you spend enough time in an up and coming or well-established neighborhood this summer, you’ll see it: Motivated homeowners giving their home’s exterior new life with a fresh coat of paint. Of course, even the friendliest of neighbors will have an opinion about the new look, but it doesn’t matter. Either the homeowner chose ...

Painting Exterior Brick – Everything You Need to Know

There’s a reason America’s oldest brick home, built in 1680, is still intact. Brick homes hold their value and structural integrity. So if you’ve been lucky enough to score a brick home, you have an asset. Of course, not everyone loves brick’s traditional warm tones, but luckily, there’s paint. We understand that painting your brick ...

Exterior Home and Design Trends for 2019 You Can’t Miss

It’s human nature to judge a book by its cover, so it’s no surprise that people also judge a home by its exterior. Whether you’re preparing to sell your place or turning your forever home into your dream home, pouring your budget into curb appeal will impress potential buyers and your neighbors alike. Discover the latest ...

Worst to First

Wondering how brick&batten began? Every weekend, my sister and I had the distinct pleasure of driving for miles to look at houses…beautiful houses, middlemanagement houses and broken down houses. Our father was a frustrated insurance man who dreamed of being an architect. He would spend hours drafting blueprints that would never be built…all the while ...