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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 ...

Timeless Traditional Style House Update in Maryland

Amanda M. had an idea of the changes she wanted to make to her traditional style house but was having a hard time visualizing her desired updates. After an Internet search she hoped would provide her with some inspiration, Amanda found brick&batten and fell in love with some of our before and after photos.  Now ...

8 Cottage Style Homes with Gorgeous Exteriors

Cottage homes come in many different styles and often borrow architectural elements from other home types, such as Tudors and Cape Cods. Additionally, they can be found all throughout the United States and were named the most popular home style in the country in a recent HomeAdvisor powered by Angi study. While their appearances might vary, ...

10 Small Deck Ideas to Make the Most of Your Space

A deck can be a great addition to any home, often acting as a gathering place for friends and family. Even if your yard is on the small side, or if your budget is tight, there are plenty of ways you can incorporate a deck into your exterior design plan. Keep reading for some small ...

Our Review of Snowbound by Sherwin Williams

We’ve reviewed numerous white paint colors for home exteriors, and now the spotlight is on Snowbound by Sherwin Williams. Our design experts have used this beautiful white many times for client’s home transformations. We love it so much it was even included in our list of Best Sherwin Williams Exterior Colors of 2021. Keep reading ...

13 Covered Patio Ideas for Your Yard

Building a patio — or updating your current one — is an excellent way to add more living space to your home. And if the patio is covered, you can enjoy the space more often. Whether you want an outdoor space to entertain friends or an area to enjoy a glass of wine al fresco ...

Modern Farmhouse Facelift in Ohio

After purchasing their Ohio home, Amanda M. and her husband knew the exterior needed a fresh look, but struggled to visualize possibilities and finalize plans to move forward with the project. Nervous about making costly decisions they would later regret, Amanda decided it was best to partner with the professionals at brick&batten. About a year ...

15 Contemporary House Designs with Before & Afters

Contemporary design is commonly confused with modern, and although the waters between these styles are often muddied, the two aren’t one and the same. Contemporary exterior designs refer to styles that are “of the moment,” emphasizing current trends. These homes typically have an asymmetrical or otherwise irregular geometrical layout and use mixed materials on the ...

What Is a Portico? Benefits and Design Inspiration

Your home’s entryway is one of the most important aspects of its exterior design. It is, after all, the gateway that brings you from the outside in. As such an important part of your home’s curb appeal, there are plenty of ways to accentuate the entrance. There are simple options, like painting your front door ...