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14 Gorgeous Houses with Dormer Windows

While we specialize in transforming home exteriors, there are a few exterior design elements that also transform the interior of the home. Dormer windows are the gift that keeps on giving. As a highly functional design element, dormer windows provide curb appeal, increase natural light and space inside the home, and in some cases can ...

Timeless Traditional Style House Update in Maryland

Amanda M. had an idea of the changes she wanted to make to her traditional style house but was having a hard time visualizing her desired updates. After an Internet search she hoped would provide her with some inspiration, Amanda found brick&batten and fell in love with some of our before and after photos.  Now ...

Our Review of Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore

White paint is both timeless and classic when it comes to exterior design. From off-white and cream to bright whites and cooler shades with a tinge of gray, there is an entire spectrum of white paint to explore. One of our go-to colors for clients seeking a bright white paint for their exterior is Chantilly ...

8 Cottage Style Homes with Gorgeous Exteriors

Cottage homes come in many different styles and often borrow architectural elements from other home types, such as Tudors and Cape Cods. Additionally, they can be found all throughout the United States and were named the most popular home style in the country in a recent HomeAdvisor powered by Angi study. While their appearances might vary, ...

Our Review of Cloud White by Benjamin Moore

Our show of love for white paint continues as we review another great choice for exteriors, Cloud White by Benjamin Moore. Reminiscent of vapor clouds, this white creates a calm retreat in many different settings. Our design experts at brick&batten love Cloud White for its versatility and warmth. Keep reading to be inspired and learn ...

1980s Contemporary Home Update in New York

Re-imagining a stuck-in-the-past house into a beautiful, contemporary home doesn’t have to mean cutting all design elements that aren’t “modern enough.” Peter and Diane G. of New York worked with brick&batten to discover a happy medium — transforming their house’s exterior into a contemporary home that honored its ’80s roots, with mostly non-structural changes. Read ...

Our Review of Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams

Where gray meets beige lives the versatile range of greige paint colors. In that realm, there are tons of shades to consider — from cooler tones that lean more gray to warm shades that appear almost tan. One of our recent favorites is Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams. We’ve been recommending it more and more ...

10 Small Deck Ideas to Make the Most of Your Space

A deck can be a great addition to any home, often acting as a gathering place for friends and family. Even if your yard is on the small side, or if your budget is tight, there are plenty of ways you can incorporate a deck into your exterior design plan. Keep reading for some small ...

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 ...