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Articles by: Sarah

12 Red Brick House Design Updates with Photos

We’re big fans of painting brick, and we’re here to help you figure out color palettes that can work if your brick is in need of a refresh. BUT we also totally understand clients who want to leave their brick natural! A red brick house can be beautiful; however, it’s a strong look and can ...

Our Review of Amherst Gray by Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore’s Amherst Gray is a medium-dark warm gray paint color that works beautifully on certain home exteriors. It’s a great option for a charcoal gray, and we’ve found that clients who want to go dark but don’t want to go all the way black gravitate toward Amherst Gray. However, it does have some undertones ...

Exterior Home Design in Hershey, PA: The Actual After

This is the final installment of our three-part series looking at the exterior design of Marybeth Lavery’s home in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Our first post was about Marybeth’s home before she worked with brick&batten. In the second post, we went in-depth on our process to come up with the rendering of her updated home design. Today, ...

Exterior Home Design in Hershey, PA: The Design Process

Last week, we introduced you to Marybeth Lavery in Hershey, PA, and her home before she worked with brick&batten. She shared why she chose to work with us on updating her home’s curb appeal and the goals she had for the project. Today, we’re going to explain the exterior home design process that we used ...

Exterior Home Design in Hershey, PA: The Before

One of our favorite things about the work we do is receiving actual exterior home design ‘after’ photos from our clients. Here’s a stripped down version of how our virtual exterior design service works: Our clients send us a ‘before’ photo of their home’s exterior along with the goals they have for their home’s exterior ...

The Benefits of Exterior Design for Businesses

We’ve helped thousands of homeowners with their curb appeal since launching brick&batten. However, we’re seeing more and more demand for a side of our work that we don’t talk about as often: exterior design for businesses. Our expert designers have been putting together renderings and resource lists for small business owners since the early days. ...

15 Best Black and Dark Gray Paint Colors for Exteriors in 2021

We are seeing more and more clients choose black and dark gray paint colors for their home’s exterior in 2021, and we are excited about it. New technology in paint and siding allow for darker colors without fading, and more people are opting for bold, moody color palettes. We put together a list of our ...

Modern Farmhouse Exterior: Paint Colors & Design Elements That Work

Some trend-spotters are saying the modern farmhouse exterior is on its way out, and while a few farmhouse design elements have become passé, on the whole we disagree. Of course part of what’s behind this trend’s staying power is the fact that farmhouses have been around for centuries. The style evokes the feeling of no-fuss ...

Our Review of Anonymous by Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams’ Anonymous is a sophisticated mid- to dark-toned neutral paint color that we’re loving for home exteriors. Anonymous is a complex color. While it’s tough to classify in some aspects, it is clearly a warm, earthy hue. And we think this is just the beginning of its popularity. Keep reading to learn more about ...