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Michigan Lake House Exterior Design

Meghan G. contacted brick&batten to help with a redesign of her Michigan lake house exterior. This charming home is on an inland lake. Meghan and her family use it as a vacation home and also as a short-term rental property. She knew that not only would an exterior update improve her family’s experiences at the ...

17 Front Porch Planter Ideas

If you’re looking for front porch planter ideas to freshen up your curb appeal, you’ve come to the right place. Our expert exterior designers at brick&batten are continuously researching their favorite products to use in visualizations for our clients. And we’ve recently decided to share our favorites with our blog readers, too! Read on for ...

Our Review of Mega Greige by Sherwin Williams

If a neutral paint color is what you’re after for your exterior but you want something more dynamic than a gray or beige, Mega Greige by Sherwin Williams might be for you. It’s a warm greige that reads slightly taupe. Both flexible and striking, this neutral hue fits with any design style. Keep reading to ...

7 Dental Office Design Ideas

We have worked on a handful of dental office designs for clients over the years — yes, we design commercial exteriors! — and thought it would be fun to round up our favorites for a blog post feature. Working on enhancing the curb appeal of business properties provides a unique set of challenges. Retail shop ...

8 Paint Colors That Complement Red Brick

Red brick is far from one note — it has variations in shades, undertones, and busyness. Paint colors that complement red brick also encompass a broad spectrum. Opting for off-whites and neutrals as a companion for red brick can add to the exterior’s warmth. On the other hand, darker shades create a bolder look. “[I] ...

Our Review of Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore

Gray exterior paint colors are having a moment. On our 2022 list of best exterior paint colors, 7 of our top picks were a shade of gray. Whether dark and moody or light and fresh is your vibe, you can’t go wrong these days. That’s why we’re highlighting Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore. This soft ...

Why You Should Use an Exterior Designer

Beautiful home exteriors are carefully planned and designed by professionals. That’s why hiring a home exterior designer is a smart decision. Your home is likely your largest investment, so it’s worth giving careful consideration to any updates or renovations you’re planning. Maybe you need an exterior design partner because you have no idea where to ...

Unique Exterior Design Words Our Clients Have Taught Us

As expert exterior designers, our exterior design vocabulary is extensive. But even professionals like us can’t possibly know every exterior design term in existence. In fact, over the years, we’ve actually been introduced to several design words by our clients! Keep reading to learn more about the design words we’ve learned about from our clients ...