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Three 2018 Paint Color Trends We Are Loving & One Prediction for 2019

What are the three house exterior paint colors we are loving and a prediction for 2019?  Darks, whites, and grays keep returning in full force!  Dredging through showrooms, open houses, magazines, and trade shows, we become part mind reader, psychologist, and researcher.  We learn from experts in the field and sort through the nonsense.  Finally, ...

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Container Gardening and Exterior Home Design

Container gardening, Planters, outdoor, design, Planters come in many sizes, styles, and materials.  Choosing the proper one to adorn your home is more complicated than it may seem.  We’d like to break it down so that you end up with the best possible choice while adding curb appeal and value. Size matters when it comes ...

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Siding…What the &*%$?

Never in a million years did I think I’d be writing a blog about siding, but what the $%^^.  It needs to be discussed because it’s another element that can make or break your curb appeal.  So let’s dive in and have an honest conversation about how shitty your siding looks and how we can ...

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Memorial Day Flag Etiquette

    Flag Etiquette… where did it go?  Memorial Day means more than white jeans, pool’s open, and race day. Memorial Day, we celebrate those who fight for our freedom! That being said, to show our respect, many home’s hang the American flag, Old Glory, in the yard.  We receive questions all the time about ...

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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 ...