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Window Labels: What You Need to Know

Energy Performance Labels: What You Need To Know I know you’ve seen those weird blue window labels that just get peeled off with no thought.  Those window labels give important information and things you need to know! If you’re building a new home or remodeling your existing one, sooner or later you’ll probably need to ...

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2020 Buzz Word in Home Design: Sustainability

What’s the 2020 buzz word in home design? SUSTAINABILITY.  Everywhere our designers travel, talking to builders, homeowners, and designers, everyone is referring to sustainability. Tackling that word, we asked around to figure out exactly what that looks like for homeowners like you and me.    Webster Dictionary says the meaning of sustainable is harvesting or using ...

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Questions Answered About White Painted Brick

Questions answered about white painted brick…White painted brick is a brick&batten favorite.  Why? Because the look transforms any home in a huge way, without tearing into walls and putting a dumpster in the driveway! White painted brick looks fresh and bright. It’s a great backdrop for natural wood accents, clay pottery, and essentially goes with ...

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What is a Home EXTERIOR Designer?

What is a home exterior designer? Simple. Just like an interior designer is an expert on your home’s interior, an exterior designer is an expert on your home’s exterior! We know everything from paint, lighting, doors, awnings, shutters, planters, roof styles, to porticos, home additions, and cladding.  At brick&batten we have experts in every area, ...

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Mid-Century Homes Still on Trend for 2020

Is Mid-Century Modern homes are still on trend for 2020? The short answer is YES! Mid-Century architecture isn’t a trend, they are here to stay. What to Know About Mid-Century Modern Architecture Also known as Mid Mod or MCM, this architecture is one that evokes a feeling of openness, simple lines, and one with nature.  ...

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New Construction. Home Additions. Blueprints. The Perfect Home Awaits

We all love the excitement that comes with new construction, home additions, and blueprints. The perfect home awaits! If it were only that easy….We talk to people EVERYDAY that are having trouble with their new build.  Wanted shutters? Now, there’s no room between windows for architecturally correct shutters. Wanted a door, to a staircase, into ...