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New Board and Batten Siding with Brick on Illinois Home

When purchasing a house, many people will fall in love with one aspect of the home — such as the interior — and make plans to update other features down the road. That was exactly the case for Scott T. and his family when they purchased their Illinois home.  … the inside of the house ...

The 16 Best Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Colors for 2023

Are you considering repainting your home’s exterior in the year ahead but unsure what shade to select? Don’t worry — our roundup of the best Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors for 2023 is full of inspiration. To compile this list, we examined the colors we’re loving right now that we expect to remain popular in ...

The 16 Best Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint Colors for 2023

At the end of every year, we use our design expertise to compile a list of exterior paint colors we expect to be trending in the coming year. Whether you plan to paint your home’s exterior soon or simply want to stay up to date on industry trends, you’re going to want to check out ...

Suburban House Exterior Update in Illinois

Sometimes homeowners come to us because they’re unhappy with their home’s exterior but aren’t sure how to fix it and want us to make recommendations. Others, like Kevin M., have ideas about what changes they want to make and seek our help visualizing them to ensure they’re making the right choices.   We … wanted to ...

Our Review of Cloud Cover by Benjamin Moore

Selecting a white paint color for your home’s exterior sounds simple enough, but with the seemingly endless number of options available, the process can be more complicated than you might expect.  We’ve recently reviewed several of our favorite white exterior paint colors — from Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace to Sherwin Williams’ Snowbound — and now ...

House and Roof Color Combinations We Love

You probably put a lot of thought into potential paint colors for your home’s siding, but have you considered how those shades will look with your roof? Whether you’re keeping your current roof or getting a new one, it’s important to ensure your roof looks cohesive with the rest of your home. Not sure where ...

10 Homes with Beautiful Wood Shutters

Shutters were originally made to keep out bad weather, animals, and noise. But today, shutters can simply be decorative and are often used to add interest, texture, or color to a home’s exterior. Shutters come in a variety of styles and colors and can be made from a wide range of materials. In this post, ...

Timeless Traditional Style House Update in Maryland

Amanda M. had an idea of the changes she wanted to make to her traditional style house but was having a hard time visualizing her desired updates. After an Internet search she hoped would provide her with some inspiration, Amanda found brick&batten and fell in love with some of our before and after photos.  Now ...

8 Cottage Style Homes with Gorgeous Exteriors

Cottage homes come in many different styles and often borrow architectural elements from other home types, such as Tudors and Cape Cods. Additionally, they can be found all throughout the United States and were named the most popular home style in the country in a recent HomeAdvisor powered by Angi study. While their appearances might vary, ...