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How to Transform Your Home With Windows and Doors

How to Transform Your Home With Windows and Doors When a reputable company, such as Marvin, asks to interview you for their blog, you say YES! See what Marvin has to say and why the correct windows and doors are huge for curb appeal. Two sisters are helping homeowners transform their current house into the ...

Window Grilles: What Pattern Suits My Home’s Style?

Window Grilles are the checkerboard pieces that divide the glass in your window. Some people refer to window grilles as muntins, grids, and mullions. Choosing a window style that suits your architecture and purpose is hugely important; however, equally important is the grille chosen to separate the glass. Windows are considered the eyes of your ...

Window and Door Designs to Match Your Home

With the McMansion trend coming to a screeching halt, our brick&batten designers are swarmed with questions about how to match the right window and door styles to their home. To match correctly, it requires a bit of knowledge about your home’s style, trends, likes and dislikes. That said, your doors and windows are essential to the ...

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. ...

House Exterior Fails and Fixes

Have you fallen victim to these simple house exterior fails?  Maybe it’s too much House Beautiful or wine with the neighbor… Whatever the reason, you’re smarter than that!  Take a step back.  Evaluate.  And let’s get to work on fixing these house fails with simple changes.   House Fail #1: If it doesn’t fit, don’t wear ...

Spring Cleaning Home Exterior Checklist

Spring Cleaning Home Exterior Checklist Spring is in full swing! The birds are chirping, the grass is turning green, and my allergies are are back in action. That means it’s time for spring cleaning and a checklist to keep you on track.  Keeping your home exterior well maintained not only helps its appearance but also ...

Love Your HOUSE Again

Okay, so as we CELEBRATE LOVE this Valentine’s Day, brick&batten wants to remind you to show your house a little love!  Prepare for spring by doing the simple things… Such simple things include: It’s the Little Things…it really is!  The beauty is in the small details that come together to make a big impact.  A ...

Simple is Beautiful When it Comes to Home Design

Simple is beautiful.  It’s true.  Simple is so beautiful.  I go back to the “Law of Diminishing Returns” and how you reach a point and anything more you add detracts from the beauty.   The same is true for the exterior of your home.  Simple is beautiful.  Something happened in the 90s new construction where ...