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14 Questions Answered About Limewash to Make You a Believer

14 questions answered about limewash to make you a believer…Limewash is always a beautiful choice if you’re looking to update your brick. How’s it made and applied? Is it truly removable? What type of material is the best? Why is limewash considered low maintenance? And how is limewash different from paint?  Many of our clients ...

Our Review of Swiss Coffee Paint by Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore has made a name for itself in the paint world. In fact, we think it could have the potential to become a household name for paint, just like Kleenex is to tissues or La Croix is to sparkling water. Of course, Benjamin Moore has certainly earned its status as a top player in ...

What’s the Difference Between Muntin vs. Mullion?

Muntin and mullion: No, these aren’t culinary or scientific terms. They are architectural jargon. As a homeowner, it’s important to understand the differences between muntin vs. mullion, especially if you’re tackling an exterior design project. Both of these exterior elements are part of window and door systems, but they are quite different from one another, ...

How to Hire the Best Home Exterior Painter

It is that season again and many people are looking to hire the best home exterior painter.  Choosing a paint color scheme for your home’s exterior is a huge undertaking. Then testing the colors in your environment to be sure there are no tricky undertones. By the time you’re ready to choose a painter for ...

Front Door Ideas with Sidelights and Transoms

When it comes to beginning a redesign, there are three major elements that must work together in harmony. Your front door, sidelights and transoms are aspects of a home’s exterior that must play well together to create an impactful design. Here’s what to consider when choosing these design touches and how to let these elements ...

Get Your House Ready for Spring

Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to thinking about getting your house ready. Spending time outdoors is a huge motivation to get to work! That means it’s time for spring cleaning and a checklist to keep you on track. Keeping your home exterior well maintained not only helps its appearance but also ...

How To Find the Right Garage Door For Your Home’s Style

Choosing the right garage door for your home’s style is a huge decision.  It’s a decision that can significantly improve or demolish your curb appeal, as well as the value of your home.  Some front load garages take up nearly half your home’s facade. That said, it should be beautiful, safe, functional, and appropriate for ...

Painting Your Home? 12 Things to Know Before You Start

There are 12 things to know before painting your home. Choosing a home exterior paint color can be frightening. Our brick&batten designers have come up with some solid ways to help you choose the best home exterior paint color without losing your sanity in the process.  Spending countless hours in front of the paint samples ...