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Articles by: Kara

18 Modern Black Houses with Gorgeous Exteriors

The use of black or very dark exterior paint colors has been on-trend for a few years now. As such, we are boldly stepping into the darkness for 2022. Modern, minimalist design has all the calming elements of a neutral color palette and simplicity. However, the use of more saturated hues kicks up the drama. ...

How to Update a Tudor-Style Home Exterior

Tudor-style homes have a unique and specific type of architecture. For this reason, it can be intimidating to update their exteriors. Certain color palettes and finishings simply don’t work on a Tudor-style house. But there are ways to make Tudors feel modern without losing their character! This post will walk you through our favorite ways ...

18 On-Trend Modern House Exterior Designs

Upgrading to a new modern house exterior design can create a wow factor for your home’s curb appeal. Modern design is often as functional as it is elegant. It’s the use of a limited neutral palette, unique but well-chosen materials, and simple geometric lines. And the overall effect is stunning. Plus, the latest designs also ...

12 Normal House Front Elevation Designs with Renderings

We love designing normal house front elevation designs because each before and after is so striking. Our expert exterior designers take our clients’ elevation or blueprint and turn it into a 2D visualization to help them see the design come to life. Here are 12 of our best front elevation designs with digital renderings. Visualizing ...

The 15 Best Benjamin Moore Exterior Paint Colors for 2022

Each year the brick&batten design team puts together a list of on-trend paint color predictions. As leaders in the exterior design space, we take pride in the quality design experience we provide. And that’s why we are beyond excited to present this list of the best Benjamin Moore exterior paint colors for 2022. If you’re ...

14 Bungalow Style House Exterior Designs

Brick&batten has had the privilege of designing many a bungalow style house, common in the midwestern and western United States. We’ve put together a list of our favorites, in different locations and with design ideas to inspire you. If you have a bungalow style home and are looking for new paint color ideas or modern ...

16 Modern Rustic House Exterior Makeovers

A modern rustic house is technically an oxymoron. The words ‘modern’ and ‘rustic’ are opposites. But the good thing about opposites is that they sometimes attract and create a long-lasting relationship. One that’s as unique as it is exciting. It’s no secret we have a love affair with modern rustic house exterior makeovers at brick&batten. ...

On-Trend Earth Tone Color Palettes for Home Exteriors

If you’ve been following us at brick&batten for any length of time, you know we are big fans of stark contrast, modern lines, and bold colors. So, don’t be confused by this post professing our love for an earth tone color palette. With their warm and cozy vibes, earth-tone home exteriors have earned a spot ...

14 Limewash Brick House Before and After Photos

Not into painting brick? We got you. An excellent alternative to paint that is less maintenance but still updates the look and feel of your home is limewash brick. Unsure what limewash will look like on your home? Our brilliant designers can create a custom virtual rendering to help you choose the best option for ...