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15 Stunning Black Houses with Exteriors You’ll Adore

There’s a reason you’re seeing more and more homes with dark blue, gray, and black exteriors. With improvements in technology for exterior paint and finishing materials, homeowners can now choose bold, moody, and dark colors without fear of fading. Not sure if black is your style? Let’s dive into 15 stunning black houses with exteriors ...

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Our Review of Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore is our go-to navy blue exterior paint color. It’s a sophisticated, timeless classic beloved by our expert exterior home designers and interior designers alike. There’s a reason it’s one of Benjamin Moore’s most popular paint colors. Read on for a deep dive into Hale Navy’s technical specs, applications for its ...

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Modern Exterior Wood Siding & Cladding Examples We Love

What do you picture when you hear the phrase “wood siding?” A log cabin in the woods? Scratch that thought. Using wood siding doesn’t equate to an all-wood home. We are huge fans of the many different ways to incorporate modern wood siding into your home’s exterior. Our designers use wood siding or cladding on ...

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The 9 Best Gray Exterior Paint Colors of 2021

It can feel overwhelming to look at all the gray paint colors on the market. The options are incredibly diverse. Luckily, we went through the best gray paint colors for you and narrowed the field down to these best bets for home exteriors. Here are the 9 best gray exterior paint colors of 2021. When you ...

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James Hardie Siding (Hardie Board) 2021 Buyers’ Guide

We all want our home’s siding to help the property come alive. Luckily, James Hardie siding is a tremendous home exterior material that makes any space a vibrant, colorful asset to the neighborhood. If you’re interested in Hardie Board siding, our team at brick&batten is ready to help you make the leap. Our designers love ...

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Top 9 James Hardie (Hardie Board) Siding Colors

Our designers have been using James Hardie‘s Hardie Board siding more and more often. Hardie Board siding colors come in a rich tapestry of shades that make your property come alive. Here are some of our favorite siding colors by James Hardie. At brick&batten, we design homes for clients who want to breathe new life ...

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House Numbers: Modern Styles, Placement Ideas, and More

Looking to update your house numbers as displayed on your home? Often, we think of our house numbers as merely letting others know our address, nothing more. (And we may not even understand where these numbers came from, though there is a system for it!) At brick&batten, we believe that house numbers are more than ...