The brick&batten Blog

3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Choosing Exterior Paint Color

The front of your house is the first thing buyers see on your property.  First impressions create the “vibe” that every potential buyer or guest will feel before they step foot inside.  Botch that…botch the entire experience.  An external makeover can cost anywhere from $2000 to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the scope ...

The Little SUMMER ACCESSORIES for the Big WIN

There is absolutely no reason to spend a fortune on an architect to rip your home apart, change your roof line, demolish your kitchen, and devour your free time wishing you could just go back to your peaceful life!  It’s the little things that can make a huge difference in curb appeal and more importantly, ...

WTFrontloader

The dreaded front loader!  Yep…the dreaded garage that takes up roughly 35% of the front of your kick ass house.  Whether it’s steel, aluminum, wood or some other material…anything that  owns that much store front, should look great.  Not all budgets are the same and not all homes need to be investing in custom wood ...

June Round Up…All Things House Exterior

June is absolutely my favorite month of the year.  The kids aren’t quite tired of summer break yet, the school supplies aren’t stressing me out at Target, and I know I have at least a month of sunshine and nice weather ahead of me.  Not to mention, the hours we spend on our porch in ...

Top 6 Facade Fails With an Easy Fix

Have you fallen victim to these simple facade fails? Maybe it’s too much HGTV fever or wine with the neighbor on the porch swing we keep writing about… Whatever the reason, you’re smarter than that! Take a step back. Evaluate. And let’s get to work on breathing life back into your home with simple changes. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 flag ...