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Modern vs. Contemporary: What’s the Difference in Home Design?

You know that your house looks current, and you do your best to stay on-trend. You might call your style modern — or you might call it contemporary. But did you know there’s a difference between the two? Despite being synonyms in day-to-day usage, the terms modern and contemporary have distinct meanings in home design. ...


18 Front Door Ideas That Will Make Your Home Stand Out in 2021

Your front door is your first opportunity to set the tone for your home’s style and personality. Updating it is one of the easiest and fastest ways to make a big impact on your home’s exterior design. Here at brick&batten, our virtual exterior designers use doors in every shape, style and color to boost curb ...


Mid-Century Homes Still on Trend for 2020

Is Mid-Century Modern homes are still on trend for 2020? The short answer is YES! Mid-Century architecture isn’t a trend, they are here to stay. What to Know About Mid-Century Modern Architecture Also known as Mid Mod or MCM, this architecture is one that evokes a feeling of openness, simple lines, and one with nature.  ...


What Is Mid-Century Modern Architecture Anyway?

What is Mid-Century Modern architecture anyway?  Also known as Mid Mod, this architecture is one that evokes a feeling of openness, simple lines, and one with nature.  Built from the 1940’s to 1960’s, mid-century modern homes are becoming increasingly popular again and going for high market value.   What features define mid-century homes? No. 1. ...


Well Played Midcentury Modern…Well Played

  Something so inherently cool and sexy about Midcentury Modern architecture.  They feel effortless in their quest for allowing nature and light to fill their spaces.  A kind of “I woke up like this” attitude…only they really did.  The architecture boasts clean, simple lines and strategically placed windows that allow the natural elements to cascade ...


It’s the Little Things

While painting the exterior packs a punch in the curb appeal game, it’s the little things that can add up to big style and make or break the exterior of your home.  Things like planters, house numbers, door knockers, and even doormats can score big points and add up to a massive curb appeal win ...