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Exterior Modern Farmhouse Transformation in Tennessee

When she bought her home in the fall of 2022, Dawn S. knew her exterior had potential. However, she was struggling to see past the existing monochromatic neutral color palette. Dawn’s goal was to infuse the exterior with a modern farmhouse style that was equally elevated, elegant, and rustic. But between choosing new siding, selecting ...

Greige Paint and Covered Porch Transform Brick Home

Jenny C. wanted to make a change to her home’s exterior. She was eager to make a few upgrades to give it a more balanced, modern look. And while she had a few initial ideas, Jenny wasn’t sure what she needed to bring her vision to life. Between choosing a new color palette, final finishes, ...

Simple House Exterior Updates That Won’t Break the Bank

Some exterior home renovations are massive undertakings that people complete over the course of many months (or even years!). But not all homeowners have the time, money, or desire to completely overhaul their exterior. Sometimes, a few simple house upgrades are all that’s needed to achieve someone’s dream exterior.  We work with clients on both ...

The Best Types of Siding for Your Home’s Exterior

While paint color has a major impact on the look and feel of your home’s exterior, there’s another important factor that can transform your home: The type of siding you choose. From classic brick to modern metal, there are nearly endless siding options that allow you to upgrade your exterior and bring your dream home ...

8 Wrap Around Porch Ideas for Your Home

When it comes to outdoor living, a wrap around porch is the dream of many homeowners. Covered outdoor spaces extend your livable square footage even when the weather isn’t great. They’re a wonderful place to enjoy watching a storm roll in or to bundle up when it’s cool. Porches are social, connecting you to your ...

Dormer Addition Ideas: Add Dormers to Your House!

Looking for dormer addition ideas? If you want to add dormers to your house, we can help you visualize it first, as we did with all of the clients in this roundup! We’ll help you determine what type of dormers, and dormer windows, will look best with your existing roofline and your plan for the ...

Exterior Remodeling for a Return in California

Here at brick&batten, we typically work with homeowners looking for help visualizing changes to their house’s exterior. But we also work with trade professionals, such as interior designers, who need assistance showing their clients what the outside of their dream home can look like. That was exactly the case with Meg F., head of design ...

10 House Skirting Ideas

House skirting may not be the most talked about exterior design element, but it is important! A home’s entire color palette could be based on the choice of house skirting. Multi-colored stone, wood paneling, corrugated metal, and lots of different colored brick are all options. Keep reading to learn from our application ideas, unique material ...

How Much Does It Cost to Paint the Exterior of a House?

We’ve found that many of you out there who are researching an update to your home’s exterior begin with one thing: paint. Dreaming and pinning and mood-boarding is fun, but there’s also a budget to consider! Which is why the following question often gets asked early on in the process: “How much does it cost ...