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What Is a Rain Chain? (And Why Our Designers Love Them!)

Certain aspects of a home’s exterior are purely decorative, while others are mainly functional. Some elements, however, can serve both purposes. Such is the case with rain chains, a design feature that’s gaining popularity with homeowners across the country. In this post, we explain what a rain chain is and why our exterior designers love ...

White Brick and Stone House on Lake in Arkansas

While we tend to work with homeowners looking to envision updated curb appeal at brick&batten, we also partner with trade professionals to help bring their clients’ visions to life. We hear from realtors, interior designers, and, as in this case, builders hoping to give their clients stunning curb appeal. Last spring, Travis Julian, part of ...

Gable Brackets, Wood Corbels, Beams, and More: Barron Designs

When we say we’re all about the details of exterior design here at brick&batten, we’re talking about a whole host of different design elements. One of the categories that falls under this massive umbrella of ‘design elements’ is architectural products. These include gable brackets, wood corbels, column wraps, and the like. Unlike the addition of ...

Water Feature Ideas: Designer Product Picks

On the hunt for water feature ideas that will bring a little something extra to your yard? Check out our designer product recommendations below! We love adding fountains to front and back yards. In fact, our designers frequently use them as focal points in the center of circular driveways or to lead the eye to ...

17 Front Porch Lighting Ideas

If you’re on the hunt for front porch lighting ideas, the expert exterior designers at brick&batten have you covered. We’ve rounded up our favorite lighting options — including sconces, lanterns, and a go-to porch pendant — in the list below. There’s something for just about every front porch set up and design style in this ...

12 Patio Extension Ideas for Outdoor Living

When it comes to outdoor spaces, patios offer so much potential. From seating areas to firepits and outdoor dining tables, patios are ideal for relaxation outside. But some patios don’t quite live up to their full potential because they don’t cover enough ground. Enter: patio extension ideas. Our designers can look at the space outside ...

8 Rooftop Deck Ideas for Outdoor Living

Creating comfortable places to gather outside has been a trend that has held strong since the start of the pandemic. Rooftop decks are one creative way to get outdoors when yard space is at a premium. Or when you want to maximize your view! In fact, we forecasted that roof decks would be a top ...

New Green Siding for Georgia Home

Debbie W. in Georgia reached out to us to help her visualize new green siding on her home. She followed us on Instagram and was a regular visitor to our website, so she was familiar with what we do. I wanted a professional look since I was spending a lot of money on the exterior…. ...