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Modern Exterior Wood Siding & Cladding Examples We Love

What do you picture when you hear the phrase “wood siding?” A log cabin in the woods? Scratch that thought. Using wood siding doesn’t equate to an all-wood home. We are huge fans of the many different ways to incorporate modern wood siding into your home’s exterior. Our designers use wood siding or cladding on ...

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The 9 Best Gray Exterior Paint Colors of 2021

It can feel overwhelming to look at all the gray paint colors on the market. The options are incredibly diverse. Luckily, we went through the best gray paint colors for you and narrowed the field down to these best bets for home exteriors. Here are the 9 best gray exterior paint colors of 2021. When you ...

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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 ...

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Top 9 James Hardie (Hardie Board) Siding Colors

Our designers have been using James Hardie‘s Hardie Board siding more and more often. Hardie Board siding colors come in a rich tapestry of shades that make your property come alive. Here are some of our favorite siding colors by James Hardie. At brick&batten, we design homes for clients who want to breathe new life ...

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House Numbers: Modern Styles, Placement Ideas, and More

Looking to update your house numbers as displayed on your home? Often, we think of our house numbers as merely letting others know our address, nothing more. (And we may not even understand where these numbers came from, though there is a system for it!) At brick&batten, we believe that house numbers are more than ...

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6 Best Warm White Paint Colors for Your Home in 2021

Perhaps surprisingly, white can be a tricky paint color to pick for your home’s exterior. The undertones vary significantly and can be hard to see on a swatch. Plus, different elements in your exterior like a brick driveway, lots of shade, or stone can alter how the white is perceived. Instead of spending a lot ...

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Modern vs. Contemporary: What’s the Difference in Home Design?

You know that your house looks current, and you do your best to stay on-trend. You might call your style modern — or you might call it contemporary. But did you know there’s a difference between the two? Despite being synonyms in day-to-day usage, the terms modern and contemporary have distinct meanings in home design. ...