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3 Great Links to Jumpstart Curb Appeal

We are constantly perusing the internet for ideas and inspiration that will help our clients maximize curb appeal.  Some things are totally worth spending the money on, while some other things won’t return on that investment.  Our company, brick&batten,  is always mindful at what delivers!  Landscape, lighting, and front doors are three things that deliver ...

LIGHT UP Your Life

Your home’s exterior lighting will make or break curb appeal.  Lighting is not only used for security but also adds drama and interest.  Nobody wants to walk up a house that appears dark and unfriendly!  Who knows what lurks behind those overgrown bushes!   As summer nights become warmer, you spend more time outdoors and ...

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Simple is Beautiful When it Comes to Home Design

Simple is beautiful.  It’s true.  Simple is so beautiful.  I go back to the “Law of Diminishing Returns” and how you reach a point and anything more you add detracts from the beauty.   The same is true for the exterior of your home.  Simple is beautiful.  Something happened in the 90s new construction where ...

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SHUT the Front Door

Let’s talk doors.  I know it sounds super boring, but stay with me…it’s kind of awesome and here’s why.  Your front door is where your home opens its proverbial heart to the outside world.  It’s the protective gate keeper and the warm welcome…all wrapped into one big, heavy rectangle.  What a job!  While doors are ...