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5 Tips for Testing Home Exterior Paint Colors

When you’re painting your home’s exterior, testing paint colors is a must! That’s why we compiled these 5 tips for testing home exterior paint colors. Even with a brick&batten design and your suggested paint colors in hand, we ALWAYS recommend testing in your environment. There are so many factors that change the way paint color ...

Advice on Gutters and Gutter Guards

Gutters….gutters…gutters… After researching my own issues, I want to share some advice on gutters and gutter guards. I hate talking about them because they are such a thing! However, they’re a necessary thing, that, when installed and maintained correctly, will save your house from serious water and foundation issues. Recently, we bought a house in ...

Why You Should Use an Exterior Designer

Beautiful home exteriors are carefully planned and designed by professionals. That’s why hiring a home exterior designer is a smart decision. Your home is likely your largest investment, so it’s worth giving careful consideration to any updates or renovations you’re planning. Maybe you need an exterior design partner because you have no idea where to ...

10 Inspiring Ideas to Create Front Porch Curb Appeal

Creating a beautiful home exterior doesn’t  happen by accident. Here are 10 inspiring ideas create front porch curb appeal. We often worry ourselves about what the interior of our homes look like and rightly so. Who wants to live in a house that doesn’t flow well or doesn’t reflect their personality or design choices? As ...

9 Ways to Master Container Gardening

Container gardening is a great way to enhance your curb appeal and life without a landscape design or a large garden space. We’ve come up with 9 ways to master container gardening. If you’re limited to a small yard, home balcony, or minimal sunshine then container gardening may be the best bet for you! Not ...

How to Transform Your Home With Windows and Doors

How to Transform Your Home With Windows and Doors When a reputable company, such as Marvin, asks to interview you for their blog, you say YES! See what Marvin has to say and why the correct windows and doors are huge for curb appeal. Two sisters are helping homeowners transform their current house into the ...

Everything You Need to Know About Shutters

Are you thinking shutters? Be sure you have everything you need to know about shutters before making a decision that could make or break your home’s appearance from the street. Generally, I think people can look at their home (or neighbor’s home) and know something isn’t quite right.  You may not know what it is, ...