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Articles by: Cassie McDowell

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You Asked. We Answered: Trending brick&batten Questions.

Everyday we are asked questions about how to maximize curb appeal to help annoying house issues.  What you thought you liked 10 years ago or driving around a new neighborhood is suddenly becoming overused or dated.  You asked.  We answered.  #1.  Clients are asking, “What will my home look like if I make my porch ...

July Round-Up…All Things Black and White

July has been busy for brick&batten.  We have done designs from Connecticut to California!  Subsequently, we’ve researched paint trends, hot accessories for your porch decor, found a new love for dark exterior paint, tried to hide those unsightly front loaders, and discovered reasons why now is a great time to paint your home’s exterior. If ...

The Little SUMMER ACCESSORIES for the Big WIN

There is absolutely no reason to spend a fortune on an architect to rip your home apart, change your roof line, demolish your kitchen, and devour your free time wishing you could just go back to your peaceful life!  It’s the little things that can make a huge difference in curb appeal and more importantly, ...

June Round Up…All Things House Exterior

June is absolutely my favorite month of the year.  The kids aren’t quite tired of summer break yet, the school supplies aren’t stressing me out at Target, and I know I have at least a month of sunshine and nice weather ahead of me.  Not to mention, the hours we spend on our porch in ...

Top 6 Facade Fails with an Easy Fix

Have you fallen victim to these simple facade fails? Maybe it’s too much HGTV fever or wine with the neighbor on the porch swing we keep writing about… Whatever the reason, you’re smarter than that! Take a step back. Evaluate. And let’s get to work on breathing life back into your home with simple changes. ...

Memorial Day Flag Etiquette

  Flag Etiquette… where did it go?  Memorial Day means more than white jeans, pool’s open, and race day. Memorial Day, we celebrate those who fight for our freedom! That being said, to show our respect, many homes hang the American flag, Old Glory, in the yard.  We receive questions all the time about flag ...

LIGHT UP Your Life

Your home’s exterior lighting will make or break curb appeal.  Lighting is not only used for security but also adds drama and interest.  Nobody wants to walk up a house that appears dark and unfriendly!  Who knows what lurks behind those overgrown bushes!   As summer nights become warmer, you spend more time outdoors and ...

Revive Beauty with 2018 Exterior Paint Trends

Looking for the latest home exterior paint trends for 2018? Do you want to create a stylish house exterior that is sure to pop? We are always in search of colors that inspire, provoke feeling, and draw attention to your home’s architectural qualities and details. Years of experience and constant research has led us to ...