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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 ...

Top Home Exterior Trends of 2024: Forecasting

If you’re planning to renovate your home and are in search of ideas and inspiration, you’re in the right place. In this roundup of the top home exterior trends of 2024, we highlight design styles and elements, paint colors, and more that will be popular in the year to come. To compile this list, we ...

Our Favorite Exterior Design Trends 2023: Looking Back

It’s that time of year again to share with you our favorite exterior design trends from 2023. To compile this list, we looked back at the virtual designs we worked on this year and considered the most common client requests we received. From enhanced outdoor living to creativity with cladding, keep reading to find out ...

The brick&batten Team’s Favorite Exterior Designs of 2023

In celebration of Thanksgiving and all the wonderful clients we’ve had the privilege of working with this past year, we’re sharing some of our team’s favorite exterior designs of 2023. This post is one of our favorites to put together year after year (you can see our 2022 roundup here) because it provides us with ...

8 Juliet Balcony Ideas

Balconies come in many shapes and sizes. But one of the most classic styles of the balcony is also the smallest: The Juliet balcony. Named after Shakespeare’s iconic leading lady, these small-but-mighty balconies add character, natural light, and architectural interest to any home. Explore our favorite Juliet balconies to find inspiration for your own exterior.  ...

9 Bay Window Ideas for Your Home’s Exterior

Bay windows add charm to a home’s exterior and can break up the monotony of a flat façade. While bay windows were initially popular on Victorian homes, today, they can be seen on a wide variety of home styles. Our designers love working on homes that feature bay windows and know all the best ways to ...

Grey Stone Veneer Siding for North Carolina New Build

Linda B. and her husband Rick reached out to us to help them with the exterior design of their new build home in North Carolina. Importantly, their golf course community’s HOA required that at least 50% of their façade was either brick or stone. “I was puzzled on how to incorporate stone into the design ...