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Simple Exterior Updates Elevate Brick Home in Virginia

Donna A. knew her classic brick home needed an upgrade. While she liked certain elements of her home’s exterior, she also wanted to infuse a few modern touches. She knew she wanted to make some changes, but she wasn’t sure of the best place to start. I wanted to update my exterior but wasn’t sure ...

Modern Coastal Exterior Transformation in Washington

When Katie L. and her family first purchased their 1939 home in 2015, they knew they eventually wanted to modernize the exterior. She was eager to update the color, add new siding, and add larger windows on both the main and second floors to take advantage of the home’s stunning views of Washington’s Olympic Mountains ...

7 Picture Window Exterior Design Ideas

When you start contemplating updates to your home’s exterior, the first things that come to mind are probably big-ticket items like paint color palettes, siding styles, and landscape design. But there is another, often-overlooked design detail that can make a major impact on your home: Windows, or more specifically, picture windows.  Incorporating a picture window ...

8 Stone Accent Wall Ideas to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

When considering options for your home’s siding, you might be looking at all of the classics: wood, brick, stucco, and fiber cement. But luckily, your siding selection doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Instead of choosing a single siding solution, consider adding an artful stone accent wall to complement your preferred siding and home’s ...

How to Achieve an Organic Modern Aesthetic for Your Home Exterior

Modern design is undeniably popular, and one of the most frequent requests we get from clients is that we help them modernize their existing exterior. Whether they have a farmhouse, a rustic mountain home, or a ranch, a modern exterior is at the top of many of our clients’ wish lists. And recently, we’ve seen ...

15 Best Black and Dark Gray Paint Colors for Exteriors

We are seeing more and more clients choose black and dark gray paint colors for their home’s exterior. We couldn’t be more excited about this exterior paint trend. New technology in paint and siding allow for darker colors without fading, and more people are opting for bold, moody color palettes. With that in mind, we ...

Simple Exterior Updates Elevate Colonial Style Home

Kara M. was eager to make some adjustments to the exterior of her colonial style home. While she wasn’t looking for any dramatic overhauls, she wanted to make a few strategic upgrades to transform her exterior. While she had a general idea of what she was looking for, she was struggling to determine how to ...