Britteny

Britteny has worked as a professional writer and editor for more than a decade. She launched her career as a features writer in New York City, covering fashion, food & beverage, and hospitality. She has contributed to a wide range of publications, including International Business Times, Glam, Thirsty Mag, and Cardinal & Pine and has worked with famous faces such as Kate Upton and Nigel Barker throughout her career. Britteny has been covering the exterior home design industry as a writer for brick&batten for almost two years.

Britteny splits her time between New York City, her home state of Michigan, and Caye Caulker, a small island off the coast of Belize in Central America. When she’s not writing or editing, Britteny can be found at the beach or in the kitchen testing out vegan recipes.

Blogs by Britteny

How to Achieve an Organic Modern Aesthetic for Your Home Exterior

Modern design is undeniably popular, and one of the most frequent requests we get from clients is that we help them modernize their existing exterior. Whether they have a farmhouse, a rustic mountain home, or a ranch, a modern exterior is at the top of many of our clients’ wish lists. And recently, we’ve seen ...

Best Home Depot Light Fixtures for Your Home’s Exterior

When updating their home’s exterior, most people focus their attention on larger items like cladding materials, paint colors, doors, and windows. But smaller details, such as light fixtures, can have just as much of an impact on your curb appeal. With that in mind, we’ve put together a roundup of our favorite Home Depot light ...

10 Garage Design Ideas to Elevate Your Home Exterior

Garages often get overlooked during the renovation process with areas like the main entrance typically taking center stage. But a well-designed garage can offer as much of a curb appeal boost as the perfect color palette or an inviting front porch. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of our favorite garage design ...

Simple House Exterior Updates That Won’t Break the Bank

Some exterior home renovations are massive undertakings that people complete over the course of many months (or even years!). But not all homeowners have the time, money, or desire to completely overhaul their exterior. Sometimes, a few simple house upgrades are all that’s needed to achieve someone’s dream exterior.  We work with clients on both ...

Samplize Paint Samples: A Guide to Peel-and-Stick Paint Samples

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while or have poked around on our website, you know that we strongly encourage homeowners to test paint colors before committing. Because paint colors can have a tremendous impact on your curb appeal, it’s important to make the right choice. Testing paint colors will help ensure you ...

Our Favorite Home Depot Exterior Doors and Design Examples

Selecting exterior doors for your home is a big decision that can have a major impact on your curb appeal. From style and material to hardware and paint color, there are lots of factors to consider when shopping for exterior doors, which can make the process feel daunting. If you’re in the market for new ...

Modern Mountain House Exterior Design Ideas

From cozy cottages and cabins to Cape Cods and coastal bungalows, the list of different house styles is seemingly endless. And lately, homeowners seem to be increasingly interested in modern versions of these styles. One type of dwelling we’ve noticed clients referencing more and more is the modern mountain house.  Keep reading to discover our ...

12 Exterior Brick Paint Color Ideas We Love

From creating contrast with dark brick and light trim to accenting painted brick with natural elements like wood and stone, there is a wide range of exterior brick paint color ideas that can elevate your home exterior.  While many people prefer the look of natural brick, we get plenty of requests from clients wanting to ...

Top Home Exterior Trends of 2024: Forecasting

If you’re planning to renovate your home and are in search of ideas and inspiration, you’re in the right place. In this roundup of the top home exterior trends of 2024, we highlight design styles and elements, paint colors, and more that will be popular in the year to come. To compile this list, we ...