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The 13 Best Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Colors for 2022

Thinking about changing the color of your property’s exterior in the year ahead? Check out our list of top Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors for 2022 as a starting point. In compiling this list, our designers selected the best on-trend and timeless colors from the Sherwin Williams collection, across the LRV spectrum. These are the ...

Our Review of Jogging Path by Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams’ Jogging Path is a timeless, versatile, warm greige shade with strong khaki undertones. If beige makes you think early-2000s builder-grade homes, our designers’ smart, interesting uses of more complex beige and greige paint colors like Jogging Path will make you think again. This color is adaptable and pairs beautifully with a variety of ...

Metal Roof vs. Shingles: Choosing a Roofing Material

Are you debating a metal roof vs. shingles, and you’re not sure which way to go? If you’ve never had a metal roof before, you might not know much about them. And you might have heard things that aren’t necessarily true. We’re here to help make sure you have all of the facts before choosing ...

13 Split-Level House Exterior Ideas

Split level houses have been around since the 1950s. The structure and layout of these homes is both aesthetically appealing and highly functional for many homeowners. In most cases, when you walk into a split level, you will see a set of stairs that leads to a lower level along with a separate set that ...

Using Cooler Months to Plan Your House Exterior Ideas

Depending on the climate where you live, you might be at the mercy of the seasons when it comes to updating your exterior. If you’re waiting for spring or summer to renovate, don’t wait until then to make a plan! The cooler months are a great time to focus on choosing paint colors and design ...

Front Porch Columns: On-Trend Materials & Styles

What do you picture when you think of porch columns? Do you think of them as merely structural, or do you see them as a design element? At brick&batten, we believe porch columns can be both! There are so many different sizes, materials, colors, and placement options to consider when incorporating columns in the exterior ...

An Ode to Corten Steel Planters

Exterior decor accent pieces and landscaping are two of the best ways to elevate your home’s exterior design. And Corten steel planters are one of our favorite exterior decor products to use because they double as an accent piece and landscaping element. Not only are Corten steel planters attractive, they are durable and weather-resistant. They ...

10 Walkway Ideas: Stone Paths, Pavers, & More

Walkways are a key component in the introduction to your home. They lead to the entryway and are part of your visitors’ first encounter with your home’s style. We believe these pathways can be so much more than a segue to the entrance; walkways are an opportunity to make a lasting impression. With the right ...

8 Driveway Design Ideas with Photos

Think about your home’s driveway. Is it just a space to park your car? Is it a place for ants to congregate within the cracks? Do your children use your driveway to play basketball or create masterpieces with sidewalk chalk? At brick&batten, our designers believe driveways are so much more than that. They are an ...