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7 Tips for Using Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore on Exteriors

In terms of color, the word charcoal means a lot of things to different people. When some think of charcoal paint, they envision a dark gray that could almost pass for black paint. Others may think of a lighter version with cool undertones, while some imagine warm undertones. We love how Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin ...

9 Ways to Master Container Gardening

Container gardening is a great way to enhance your curb appeal and life without a landscape design or a large garden space. We’ve come up with 9 ways to master container gardening. If you’re limited to a small yard, home balcony, or minimal sunshine then container gardening may be the best bet for you! Not ...

5 Landscape Ideas To Make Any Home Stand Out

At brick&batten, we’ve been in the virtual redesign game for quite a while now. This means we’ve got some secret landscape ideas up our sleeves to make any home stand out… and we’ve decided to spill a few. So if you’ve hit a wall with your plans and you’re lacking inspiration, this one is for ...

How to Transform Your Home With Windows and Doors

How to Transform Your Home With Windows and Doors When a reputable company, such as Marvin, asks to interview you for their blog, you say YES! See what Marvin has to say and why the correct windows and doors are huge for curb appeal. Two sisters are helping homeowners transform their current house into the ...

Behr vs. Valspar: Which Is Better?

Team Behr vs. team Valspar: Which is better? It’s a pretty heated debate in the exterior design world. But we’ll just cut to the chase on our opinion pretty quickly. The best one depends on your project circumstances and goals. If you’re hoping to up your home’s curb appeal game, it’s certainly smart to do ...

Top 10 Landscaping Ideas That Will Wow Your Neighbors

You don’t have to hire a landscaper to obtain a put-together front lawn, and you don’t need to be or hire a pro gardener to maintain it. With a little creativity, you can spruce up your home’s curb appeal and make a lasting impression on your neighbors. Here’s a list of low-maintenance landscaping ideas to ...

Our Top Rated Exterior Paint Colors by Sherwin-Williams

We run a virtual exterior design service, so we’re in the business of making paint recommendations on the daily. Occasionally, we like to check in with our clients to get their opinion on the color, and now we’re sharing what we’ve learned with you. Here are some exterior paint colors by Sherwin-Williams that earn rave ...

8 Low Maintenance Landscaping Plant Combos That You Can Get Anywhere

We certainly don’t want to imagine a world without landscaping plants. These beauties can transform an urban home with a basic front and back yard into a woodland cottage with an outdoor oasis. We believe a beautiful landscape doesn’t need to be hard to maintain. So without further ado, enjoy this list of low maintenance ...

Front Door and Shutter Color Combos That Just Work

Let’s talk color. Of course, we all have our favorites and therefore or own biases. Before we could even do simple math, we were encouraged to name our favorite color. And some of us have engrained it into our identity, filling our homes and wardrobes with all things teal, red, or purple. But when it ...