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14 Gorgeous Houses with Dormer Windows

While we specialize in transforming home exteriors, there are a few exterior design elements that also transform the interior of the home. Dormer windows are the gift that keeps on giving. As a highly functional design element, dormer windows provide curb appeal, increase natural light and space inside the home, and in some cases can ...

The brick&batten Exterior Design Dictionary

When you start dipping your toe in the world of exterior design, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the new vocabulary you’ll start to come across. What’s the difference between cladding and siding, or muntin and mullion? What about a bay window, box window, and bow window? We’re here to help. To start, ...

How to Update a Tudor-Style Home Exterior

Tudor-style homes have a unique and specific type of architecture. For this reason, it can be intimidating to update their exteriors. Certain color palettes and finishings simply don’t work on a Tudor-style house. But there are ways to make Tudors feel modern without losing their character! This post will walk you through our favorite ways ...

James Hardie Siding (Hardie Board) 2021 Buyers’ Guide

We all want our home’s siding to help the property come alive. Luckily, James Hardie siding is a tremendous home exterior material that makes any space a vibrant, colorful asset to the neighborhood. If you’re interested in Hardie Board siding, our team at brick&batten is ready to help you make the leap. Our designers love ...

Coastal Homes Before and After Transformations

Coastal Homes Before and After Transformations Coastal homes have a vibe and character all their own.  If done correctly, they exude a warm welcome! Now is the perfect time to achieve your coastal house transformation with your own before and after.  This doesn’t have to mean the dumpster in the yard and living in an ...

Midcentury Roof Lines

Mid-century Modern architecture has many different features that set it apart, but none so notable as the roofline.  Let’s break it down to the different styles that make this architecture so unique!   The Butterfly-Two gables which dip in the middle.   Gabled-(Narrow or Long Gabled) One gable with two sloping downward roofs; the home ...

Fiber Cement Siding…Seriously Though…

I guess one blog on siding wasn’t enough for you guys, so I’m back into it again!  This time, from another angle.  Hardie Board siding is increasingly popular and for good reason.  Some of those reasons include: Durability in the face of inclement weather conditions   Wide range of color selections Wide range of textures ...

SHUT the Front Door

Let’s talk doors. I know it sounds super boring, but stay with me…it’s kind of awesome and here’s why. Your front door is where your home opens its proverbial heart to the outside world. It’s the protective gate keeper and the warm welcome… all wrapped into one big, heavy rectangle. What a job! While doors ...

Well Played Midcentury Modern…Well Played

There’s something so inherently cool and sexy about Midcentury Modern architecture. They feel effortless in their quest for allowing nature and light to fill their spaces. A kind of “I woke up like this” attitude… only they really did. The architecture boasts clean, simple lines and strategically placed windows that allow the natural elements to ...