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Designer Tips for a Beautiful House Exterior in 2024

A beautiful house exterior is something most homeowners desire but not all know how to achieve. Some have ideas of various things they could do to make their exterior more attractive but aren’t sure if all the updates will look cohesive. Others are simply unhappy with the look of their home and are unsure of ...

Fixer Upper Homes: Exterior Design Ideas and Inspiration

Turning a fixer upper home into your forever home can feel like a daunting task. After all, fixer upper homes are often in rough shape, and the list of necessary updates can appear never ending. But with assistance from experts like us, transforming a fixer upper into a showstopper is simpler than ever.  Keep reading ...

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 ...

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 ...

5 Tips for Testing Home Exterior Paint Colors

When you’re painting your home’s exterior, testing paint colors is a must! That’s why we compiled these 5 tips for testing home exterior paint colors. Even with a brick&batten design and your suggested paint colors in hand, we ALWAYS recommend testing in your environment. There are so many factors that change the way paint color ...

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 ...

Solutions for Woodpecker Damage to Your House

Your home is an investment, and any damage to it — interior or exterior — can wreak havoc on your stress levels and bank account. Woodpecker damage to a house can be a particularly frustrating problem for homeowners because, if not addressed, it can get progressively worse.   The good news is there are several ways ...

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 ...