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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 ...

16 Outdoor Swings and Hanging Chairs: Designer Picks

Having ample seating options in your outdoor living space is crucial if you want to enjoy the area to the fullest. Outdoor swings and hanging chairs are both fun and functional, and we love using them in our designs. If you’re considering adding an outdoor swing or hanging chair to your porch, deck, or other ...

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 ...

9 Side Porch Designs We Love

We love a good side porch. Side porches can be small places for family members to kick off their shoes and access the home via a mudroom. Or they can be expansive outdoor spaces, complete with multiple areas for lounging and dining. Either way, we enjoy helping our clients fix up their existing side porches ...

Our Favorite Year Round Front Door Wreaths

Front doors are statement-makers. One fun and easy way to dress up your front door is with a wreath. However, switching out wreaths seasonally is not for everyone. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite year round front door wreaths that you can set and forget. It includes both faux and real options. There’s a ...

Designer Picks: Outdoor Pillows

Most of us are in the thick of the glory days of outdoor living. Beautiful weather, more hours of sun, and (hopefully) some time off of work. This also means that many of us are assessing our outdoor decor. And we’re here to tell you about one of the simplest and most cost effective ways ...

14 Outdoor Door Mat and Front Door Rug Designer Picks

An oft-overlooked item that can make quite a difference in making your home’s exterior look put together goes by many names: outdoor door mat, front door rug, front door mat, doormat… the list goes on. When we talk about exterior design, we use phrases like ‘first impression’ and ‘curb appeal.’ A door mat can play ...

17 Front Porch Planter Ideas

If you’re looking for front porch planter ideas to freshen up your curb appeal, you’ve come to the right place. Our expert exterior designers at brick&batten are continuously researching their favorite products to use in visualizations for our clients. And we’ve recently decided to share our favorites with our blog readers, too! Read on for ...

5 Curb Appeal Ideas for Increasing Your Property Value

Curb appeal and real estate go hand in hand, especially when it comes to selling your home at top dollar. First impressions matter to prospective buyers, and selling quickly (and for a good price) will matter to you. So, before you list your home on the market, take the time to make some improvements to ...