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Our Top Exterior House Color 2023

After many hours of deliberation, looking both at our body of work and client requests over this past year and what we’re seeing in the broader world of home and exterior design, we’re ready to announce the top exterior house color 2023 will usher in. First, we looked back at our top paint colors of ...

The 15 Best Exterior House Colors of 2023

We’re pleased to share our list of the best exterior house colors 2023 has to offer. Exterior paint colors are one of the biggest reasons people turn to the experts here at brick&batten. As such, we love sharing some of the trending hues and palettes we’re seeing for residential curb appeal every year. (Check out ...

The brick&batten Team’s Favorite Exterior Designs of 2022

To show our gratitude for the work we get to do day-in and day-out here at brick&batten, and in honor of Thanksgiving, we are sharing some of our team’s favorite exterior designs of 2022. We had a great time putting last year’s list together, and seeing the variety of projects below makes us once again ...

9 Landscape Lighting Ideas

Curb appeal is a 24/7 game, and one of the biggest difference makers when the sun goes down is your exterior lighting. And we’re not just talking about wall sconces or pendants near your front door! Lights throughout your front yard — lining walkways or interspersed amongst flower beds — offer a dose of drama ...

Exterior Design Style & Designing for All

Defining one’s exterior design style isn’t easy — even for experts like us. We worked for months to develop a style quiz that would help our clients, prospective clients, or even casual blog readers have some language to use in talking about what they like, what they don’t like, and how they might want to ...

4 Ideas for Creating a Backyard Oasis

These days, we’re spending more time than ever at home. Whether you work remotely, or simply have grown to appreciate the comfort of spending time at your house, upgrading your outdoor space to make it more relaxing and enjoyable can have major rewards. Here are four ways to design a backyard oasis that you and ...

Magnolia Home | James Hardie Collection: Colors in Action

The new Magnolia Home | James Hardie Collection just launched, and we’re excited to show you some of these siding color options on our photorealistic exterior designs. We’ve been fans of James Hardie’s products for some time now — they offer one of our go-to products for clients because they marry form and function in ...

5 Curb Appeal Ideas for Increasing Your Property Value

Curb appeal and real estate go hand in hand, especially when it comes to selling your home at top dollar. First impressions matter to prospective buyers, and selling quickly (and for a good price) will matter to you. So, before you list your home on the market, take the time to make some improvements to ...

House Styles in the United States: A Study

HomeAdvisor powered by Angi reached out to us for input on their recently released study “The Most Popular House Styles, According to Each State.” We were excited to pitch in! We helped the team select which 15 house styles they should use in their research. Plus, we provided brick&batten designs that exemplified each architectural style ...