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20 PRO TIPS From Our Home Exterior Designers

Our brick&batten designers are sent emails every day asking for PRO TIPS and suggestions on home exterior design.  That’s exactly what we do! After hours of traveling, workshops, color classes, seminars, speaking with professionals in the field, research, and AIA certifications, phew… we have compiled a list of our own 20 Pro Tips from our ...

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Should I Paint an Exterior Brick House?

It’s an age-old question: Should I paint an exterior brick house? Of course, we can’t give you a for sure yes or no. After all, the answer depends on many different factors. But we know there is something delightfully European about a white brick house with an orange tile roof or a classic cape cod ...

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Exterior Home Trends Coming Your Way in 2020

Over the past few months our designers at brick&batten have done a lot of traveling, interviewing, workshop attending, color studying, and interviewing of experts to discover home exterior home trends coming your way in 2020.  We’ve found some interesting creative ideas headed down the pipeline. #1.  Beautiful Garage Doors In many home communities garages are ...

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Top 2019 Exterior House Colors

If you spend enough time in an up and coming or well-established neighborhood this summer, you’ll see it: Motivated homeowners giving their home’s exterior new life with a fresh coat of paint. Of course, even the friendliest of neighbors will have an opinion about the new look, but it doesn’t matter. Either the homeowner chose ...

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Painting Exterior Brick – Everything You Need to Know

There’s a reason America’s oldest brick home, built in 1680, is still intact. Brick homes hold their value and structural integrity. So if you’ve been lucky enough to score a brick home, you have an asset. Of course, not everyone loves brick’s traditional warm tones, but luckily, there’s paint. We understand that painting your brick ...

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Your House. Three Ways.

Your House. Three Ways. Are you tired of searching Pinterest for the perfect house or browsing the paint section at the local hardware hoping a chip jumps off the shelf as the perfect color for your home exterior?  Ya. What a waste of time!  See your house. Three ways. Search no more…our brick&batten designers can ...