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Our Favorite Green Exterior House Colors

When it comes to exterior paint colors, green is growing in popularity. In fact, several of the shades on our list of the best exterior house colors of 2022 were green. From earth tones and nature-inspired hues to dark, saturated shades, green exterior paint color options are seemingly endless. Keep reading to learn more about ...

9 Modern Landscape Design Trends for 2022

We are frequently asked to ‘modernize’ a home’s exterior, so we called on our friends from Tilly to share their insights on modern landscape design trends that will complement a new exterior design. Tilly is an online landscape design company that creates custom plans for your yard based on your geography, garden style, and needs. ...

10 Screened-In Porch Ideas

Screened-in porches create spaces to hang out and relax while enjoying the breeze and sunshine — yet with protection from some of the elements of the outdoors we want to avoid. (Depending on your climate and the time of year: mosquitoes, biting flies, bees, wasps…) Open air porches and decks are great, too, and breeze ...

15 Modern Front Porch Ideas

Nothing says curb appeal like a well-appointed modern front porch. Because it’s often a visitor’s first impression of your home, your front porch must be visually appealing. It should also be inviting and fit with the overall design of your exterior. Don’t overlook the front porch of your home when updating your home’s exterior! If ...

Our Review of Sherwin Williams’ Black Fox

Sherwin Williams’ Black Fox is a deep, complex neutral paint color. This saturated shade is versatile and striking and made our list of the top exterior house colors of 2022. In this review of Sherwin Williams’ Black Fox, we highlight the technical specs of this shade, paint color pairing ideas, best applications, and other helpful ...

New Construction & Building Trends 2022

Earlier this month, a handful of us from the brick&batten team went to the International Builders Show, hosted by the National Association of Homebuilders in Orlando. We geeked out on all of the new construction and building trends 2022 has in store. Our designers loved seeing (and touching and feeling) cutting edge building materials and ...

12 Hardscape Ideas for Your Front Yard

Designers use the word ‘hardscape’ to describe non-living landscaping elements like fountains, walkways, patios, and breeze block walls. Hardscapes create areas that are often used as a spot to relax and enjoy being outdoors, typically with some sort of seating option. Our designers have the talent to look at a front yard, whether it’s big ...

Our Review of Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore’s Manchester Tan is a soft, muted neutral light tan paint color with khaki undertones that made our list of the best Benjamin Moore paint colors for 2022. Our designers use this color on a variety of home styles and building materials. This paint color review invites you to take a closer look at ...

15 Painted Brick Houses with Before and After Photos

Painting brick is a tried and true way of updating your home’s exterior without replacing the masonry. While some brick styles have stood the test of time, others have become dated more quickly. Moreover, many homeowners prefer a solid field color for their home as compared to the natural variety of brick. If you’re considering ...