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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 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 ...

8 Stunning Outdoor Fireplace Ideas with Photos

No matter where you live, having a cozy outdoor space is a must. Whether your focus is on comfy seating for conversation or a place to eat and play, the backyard is an extension of your living space. Adding a fireplace can extend the life of your outdoor season in cooler climates and turn up ...

10 Modern Garage Door Examples That Are On-Trend in 2021

These on-trend modern garage door examples are here to inspire you not to overlook this important design element. It’s easy to forget about your garage when considering how to update your home’s exterior design. So many of us think of our garages as merely a place to keep our car and/or store stuff. It’s common ...

Our Review of Alabaster by Sherwin Williams

Alabaster by Sherwin Williams is a soft, warm off-white that our designers love for its versatility. It was named the 2016 Sherwin Williams color of the year, as a nod to “personal solace and revival” – an understated, soothing, peaceful color. But it’s far from trendy. It has staying power and has been a bestseller ...

The Complete Guide to Installing Gutters Like A Pro

When you envision the exterior of your dream home, water dispersal is probably the last thing on your mind. However, gutters play a crucial role in protecting your home from water damage, and they can be an eye-catching design element, too. If your home refresh includes a new gutter system, you can easily tackle the ...

How to Transform Your Home With Windows and Doors

How to Transform Your Home With Windows and Doors When a reputable company, such as Marvin, asks to interview you for their blog, you say YES! See what Marvin has to say and why the correct windows and doors are huge for curb appeal. Two sisters are helping homeowners transform their current house into the ...

Exterior Grays That Deliver

While beige is making a big comeback when it comes to home exteriors, gray is still highly requested. At brick&batten, we strive to create a timeless home exterior design that will still look great a decade from now. Typically, that requires a warm gray or greige (gray-beige) to accomplish the task. Painting is a big ...