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White-Painted Brick House: Before & After

If you’re looking for white-painted brick house inspiration, there’s no better place to start than with someone who’s already made the leap. Pam in Austin, Texas, got her brick&batten design in July 2021 and recently reached out to us with photos of her updated exterior. Read on for her story! From white brick houses to ...

The Best Greige Paint Colors for Exteriors

50 shades of gray is an understatement. The popular hue encompasses a broad spectrum and even spawned greige — one of our favorite neutral paint color families. These gray-meets-beige tones are more dynamic than a standard gray or tan. Complex undertones can make them read differently depending on factors like sunlight and color pairings. Because ...

8 Modern Cape Cod House Updates

Over the years, we’ve had quite a few clients reach out to us looking to visualize modern Cape Cod house updates for their exteriors. Some want to make minor refinements, while others are interested in massive changes. Either way, we figured it’d be fun to round up a handful of them and show off what ...

How to Make Your Garage Door Ideas a Reality

Garage doors are an often overlooked — but essential — aspect of a home’s exterior design. Not only do they offer car protection and storage space, they also have a major impact on your home’s curb appeal. If you’re considering a new garage door but aren’t sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right ...

Our Review of Sherwin Williams’ Porpoise

Sherwin Williams’ Porpoise is a mid-range, complex neutral that we expect to see a lot more of this year. The greige shade made our list of the 17 best exterior house colors of 2022 and the 13 best Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors for 2022. In this review of Sherwin Williams’ Porpoise, we cover the ...

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, ...

New Construction & Building Trends 2022

Earlier this month, a handful of us from the brick&batten team went to the International Builders Show, hosted by the National Association of Homebuilders in Orlando. We geeked out on all of the new construction and building trends 2022 has in store. Our designers loved seeing (and touching and feeling) cutting edge building materials and ...

14 Stucco Houses with Stunning Exterior Designs

It’s no coincidence that stucco houses have been around for centuries. The material — a mixture of sand, Portland cement, lime, and water — is incredibly durable and can withstand most weather conditions. On top of that, this aesthetically pleasing siding option can beautifully transform the exterior of your home and increase your curb appeal. ...

12 Modern Gray House Exterior Color Schemes

Gray is no cut-and-dry color. There are so many shades and undertones to consider when you’re considering gray paint, and we have a lot of favorites to recommend. If you’re looking for modern gray house exterior color schemes, we’ve got you covered. From dark and daring to fresh and simple, we have plenty of ideas ...