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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 ...

Red Brick House Exterior Update Reveal

We’ve written before about how red brick is one of the more difficult building materials to work with when planning an exterior design. Many owners want to paint their red brick, and we’re all for that decision. But we also understand those who want to (or are required to!) leave red brick naked. Roula H. ...

White-Painted Brick House: Before & After

If you’re looking for white-painted brick house inspiration, there’s no better place to start than with someone who’s already made the leap. Pam in Austin, Texas, got her brick&batten design in July 2021 and recently reached out to us with photos of her updated exterior. Read on for her story! From white brick houses to ...

Exterior Design for New Residential Construction Home

Jody H. found us partway through the residential construction project she was working on: her new home in mid-Michigan. She had picked a few elements out but was mostly designing her exterior from scratch. Our designers helped her see what her home could be. Now that she’s made it most of the way through the ...

8 Modern Cape Cod House Updates

Over the years, we’ve had quite a few clients reach out to us looking to visualize modern Cape Cod house updates for their exteriors. Some want to make minor refinements, while others are interested in massive changes. Either way, we figured it’d be fun to round up a handful of them and show off what ...

12 Modern Lake House Exterior Updates

It’s that time of year when many of us are thinking about spending more time outdoors, so we thought it appropriate to share some of our favorite modern lake house exterior designs. Whether you have a place on the lake or simply want to bring lake house vibes to your every day abode, the before ...

8 Carport Ideas Visualized

Looking for carport ideas that will work with your overall exterior design? Our cofounder Allison Vaccaro recently chatted with U.S. News and World Report‘s real estate team about what homeowners can do to spruce up their carports. The conversation inspired us to pull together a bunch of our carport visualizations for you all to enjoy. ...

The brick&batten Exterior Design Dictionary

When you start dipping your toe in the world of exterior design, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the new vocabulary you’ll start to come across. What’s the difference between cladding and siding, or muntin and mullion? What about a bay window, box window, and bow window? We’re here to help. To start, ...

Curb Appeal Before and After: One Client’s Story

We’re excited to share this actual curb appeal before and after from one of our clients with all of you. Mary reached out to us looking for a way to visualize updates to the exterior of her historic home. Now that she’s completed her curb appeal renovations, she’s been kind enough to share her story ...