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Exterior Design Tips: 12 Updates for 2021

With so many elements making up exterior design, there are a lot of ways to make an impact. We’re here to help with these top exterior design tips to enhance your home’s style. However, before you start a complete exterior redesign, we recommend asking yourself some preliminary questions to identify a design direction: What portions ...

25 Front Porch Decorating Ideas to Make Your Entry More Inviting

Porch decorating is a long-standing tradition. In the days before air conditioning, a home’s front porch was a go-to gathering spot, a place to stay cool and get some fresh air. We believe front porches should function as an extension of the home and are worth looking at as another “room” to decorate. Whether you ...

16 Stunning Porch Awnings with Before & After Photos

We’re big fans of outdoor living here at brick&batten. One of the best ways to get some outdoor livable square footage for you and your family to enjoy is to add a porch awning to your home’s exterior design. Porch awning updates can range from simple and straightforward to structural and statement. They can be ...

9 Deck and Porch Railing Ideas with Photos

Deck season is quickly approaching, so it’s time to get yours summer-ready! Updating your deck or porch railing is for more than just show. A sturdy railing keeps your pets and curious kids safe from potential falls. But, of course, there are plenty of aesthetic reasons to update your railings, too. Installing a railing is ...

10 Inspiring Ideas to Create Front Porch Curb Appeal

Creating a beautiful home exterior doesn’t  happen by accident. Here are 10 inspiring ideas create front porch curb appeal. We often worry ourselves about what the interior of our homes look like and rightly so. Who wants to live in a house that doesn’t flow well or doesn’t reflect their personality or design choices? As ...

Screened-In or Not: Porch Ideas You Wish You Thought Of

Screened-in or not, these are porch ideas you wish you thought of. Screened-in porches have many benefits. You get to enjoy the sense of being outside without dealing with pesky bugs that aren’t afraid of your citronella candle. That said, some people opt to open up their screen and create more of an outdoor space. ...

40 Front Porch Ideas for Every Style and Season

We believe your front porch should be an extension of your house and speak to your personality. Porch decorations go far beyond a front door wreath. A porch is a place you can get creative with comfortable furniture or porch swings, potted plants, and address numbers. Porch accessories are easy to swap out and change ...

12 Small Front Porch Ideas That Make a Big Difference

Small front porches can be just as impactful as large front porches when it comes to stepping up curb appeal game. Learn how to get the most out of these architectural elements with our favorite small front porch ideas. At brick&batten, we know how to make the most out of a small porch situation. We’ll ...

8 Front Porch Railing Ideas That Designers Recommend

As exterior designers, we like to think of a front porch as a little bonus room. We put a lot of effort into making it relaxing and welcoming with elements that work well together. Aside from home color, the porch is one of the first features people notice when viewing a house. So whether you’re ...