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15 Best Black and Dark Gray Paint Colors for Exteriors in 2021

We are seeing more and more clients choose black and dark gray paint colors for their home’s exterior in 2021, and we are excited about it. New technology in paint and siding allow for darker colors without fading, and more people are opting for bold, moody color palettes. We put together a list of our ...

Modern Farmhouse Exterior: Paint Colors & Design Elements That Work

Some trend-spotters are saying the modern farmhouse exterior is on its way out, and while a few farmhouse design elements have become passé, on the whole we disagree. Of course part of what’s behind this trend’s staying power is the fact that farmhouses have been around for centuries. The style evokes the feeling of no-fuss ...

12 Curb Appeal Tips from the brick&batten Pros in 2021

Whether you’re aware of it or not, your home’s exterior speaks to your community. It expresses your personality to your neighbors and can make a good first impression on potential buyers. Whether you’re wanting to stay in your current home until retirement or you’re prepping it to sell, making improvements can be as simple or ...

8 Outside Container Plants Perfect for Full Sun and Heat

The summer season is fast approaching, allowing us to take advantage of all it has to offer. Warm weather and sunshine, days spent entirely outside, campfires, swimming, and, of course, flowers in our yards. There are almost endless options for summer flowers and container plants for full sun to choose from when designing your exterior ...

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 ...

12 Best Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Colors 2021

After all that we collectively weathered in 2020, the Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors trending this year reflect a renewed interest in our homes as both a place of respite and a way to express ourselves. Many of the popular paint colors we’re seeing for home exteriors fall into the “natural” realm. This can mean ...

14 Charming Colonial-Style Houses with Photos & Ideas

American colonial architecture dates all the way back to the Mayflower. We’re talking the 1600s here! Centuries later, it’s still a style modern architects draw inspiration from. Architectural historians typically characterize colonial-style homes by their symmetry, centered door, and rectangular shape. Of course, colonial architecture has really evolved over time, and there are so many ...

Top 10 Exterior Home Design Trends You Must Know for 2021

Top 10 Exterior Home Design Trends You Must Know for 2021 Heading into a new year, our taste in home design is getting a little refresh, too. Whether it’s a new way of living in our spaces or bright ideas for a visual refresh, these exterior home design trends are at the forefront of 2021. ...

21 Predictions for 2021 in Exterior Home Design

As professional exterior designers, at brick&batten spend countless hours skimming home design magazines, researching, talking, traveling, and learning about what is heading our way in 2021 exterior home design. It has given us the ability to make pretty accurate predictions for 2021 in exterior home design trends. Here are some looks we expect to see ...