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15 of Our Favorite Home Makeovers for 2020

 15 of Our Favorite Home Makeovers for 2020   Home makeovers, for us house junkies, are so exciting to see! We love every house we design; however, I’ve come up with 15 of my favorite home makeovers. Sometimes it’s paint and other times it’s a gable or added porch. Whatever the change, it’s always fun ...

14 Questions Answered About Limewash to Make You a Believer

14 questions answered about limewash to make you a believer…Limewash is always a beautiful choice if you’re looking to update your brick. How’s it made and applied? Is it truly removable? What type of material is the best? Why is limewash considered low maintenance? And how is limewash different from paint?  Many of our clients ...

How to Hire the Best Home Exterior Painter

It is that season again and many people are looking to hire the best home exterior painter.  Choosing a paint color scheme for your home’s exterior is a huge undertaking. Then testing the colors in your environment to be sure there are no tricky undertones. By the time you’re ready to choose a painter for ...

Get Your House Ready for Spring

Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to thinking about getting your house ready. Spending time outdoors is a huge motivation to get to work! That means it’s time for spring cleaning and a checklist to keep you on track. Keeping your home exterior well maintained not only helps its appearance but also ...

How To Find the Right Garage Door For Your Home’s Style

Choosing the right garage door for your home’s style is a huge decision.  It’s a decision that can significantly improve or demolish your curb appeal, as well as the value of your home.  Some front load garages take up nearly half your home’s facade. That said, it should be beautiful, safe, functional, and appropriate for ...

Painting Your Home? 12 Things to Know Before You Start

There are 12 things to know before painting your home. Choosing a home exterior paint color can be frightening. Our brick&batten designers have come up with some solid ways to help you choose the best home exterior paint color without losing your sanity in the process.  Spending countless hours in front of the paint samples ...

20 Painted Brick Houses to Inspire You in 2020

We virtually paint brick houses everyday and know what works and what doesn’t. We’ve found 20 painted brick houses to inspire and get you excited to paint your brick. Despite being a controversial topic, painted brick is a DO. Honestly I’m not sure why the hesitation. If you don’t like your brick, why are you ...

Best 2020 Exterior House Colors When Selling Your Home

A beautiful home exterior paint job is a show stopper! We’ve found the best 2020 exterior house colors when selling or staying in your home. So, if you’re looking to put your house on the market and want to get top dollar or you’re ready to paint your largest investment, you’ve hit the right spot. ...