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Craftsman House Colors: Palettes That Work

A Craftsman house is a timeless design style that first emerged at the turn of the 20th century. The architectural style was inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement of the mid-19th century. These homes are typically small-to-medium and have a slew of prominent features including: Low-pitched roofs and overhanging eaves, often with exposed rafters ...

14 Bungalow Style House Exterior Designs

Brick&batten has had the privilege of designing many a bungalow style house, common in the midwestern and western United States. We’ve put together a list of our favorites, in different locations and with design ideas to inspire you. If you have a bungalow style home and are looking for new paint color ideas or modern ...

10 Modern Gutter Styles & Downspouts That Are Just Beautiful

Gutters and downspouts aren’t just a necessary part of a home’s weatherproofing, they can also set the tone for your exterior design. Gutters collect the water, while downspouts divert water away from your home’s foundation, reducing the risk of flooding, leaks, mold and erosion. Although all gutters serve the same functional purpose, they come in ...

Window and Door Designs to Match Your Home

With the McMansion trend coming to a screeching halt, our brick&batten designers are swarmed with questions about how to match the right window and door styles to their home. To match correctly, it requires a bit of knowledge about your home’s style, trends, likes and dislikes. That said, your doors and windows are essential to the ...