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Satin, Eggshell, Flat, Semi-Gloss…What’s the dealio?

So if picking an exterior paint color wasn’t hard enough, allow me to complicate things a bit further. The sheen CAN AND WILL affect color. What, you say??  This is getting ridiculous… yeah… yeah it is. We want to give you some recommended finishes depending on what you are painting on your home’s exterior… so ...

Paint Like a Pro

Colors have a public persona that we identify as the mass tone…and underneath the mass tone is the undertone.  The gregarious, sometimes loud, sometimes soft, but always identifiable color is the mass tone.  Furthermore, underneath that mass tone, is the sneaky undertone that is lurking in the background to make or break your color scheme.  The ...

3 Reasons to Paint the Exterior of Your House…NOW

Part of home ownership is taking care of your biggest investment.  Painting the exterior of your home is one of the biggest things you can do to not only maintain the beauty, but protect your house from other issues.  How do you know when it’s time?  Here are few great reasons to paint the exterior ...

April is Home Decorating Month

April is Home Decorating Month!  Therefore, if you have been putting off doing some exterior updates to your home, now is the time!  Spring is all about new beginnings and why not add some equity to your largest investment by updating your curb appeal?  Let’s get started on the process and how brick&batten make home ...

Vinyl Windows…No Shame

Vinyl…and not the cool, retro kind you spin on your vintage record player…can be very misunderstood.  Many homes have vinyl windows because, quite frankly, they are less expensive.  So, when replacing an entire house of windows, the cost can be attractive compared to wood.  While vinyl won’t add the value you may be looking for, ...

Exterior Home Trends for 2018

Trends in home design come and go…especially when it comes to color. About every ten years, we will see certain styles and design elements emerge and then fade away. These elements and color are what enable people to date a house when they are just driving around. In some ways, it’s like carbon dating for ...

Life Changing Front Porches

A good front porch can change your life…yep…I said it…a porch can change the trajectory of your life.  Period. My parents live on an island…remote by most people’s standards.  They take a boat to go almost everywhere and they have been retired as long as I can remember.  When they committed to island life full ...