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10 Homes with Beautiful Wooden Shutters

Shutters were originally made to keep out bad weather, animals, and noise. But today, house shutters can simply be decorative and are often used to add interest, texture, or color to a home’s exterior. Shutters come in a variety of styles and colors and can be made from a wide range of materials. In this ...

Front Porch Columns: On-Trend Materials & Styles

What do you picture when you think of porch columns? Do you think of them as merely structural, or do you see them as a design element? At brick&batten, we believe porch columns can be both! There are so many different sizes, materials, colors, and placement options to consider when incorporating columns in the exterior ...

Modern Exterior Wood Siding & Cladding Examples We Love

What do you picture when you hear the phrase “wood siding?” A log cabin in the woods? Scratch that thought. Using wood siding doesn’t equate to an all-wood home. We are huge fans of the many different ways to incorporate modern wood siding into your home’s exterior. Our designers use wood siding or cladding on ...

Key to Curb Appeal? Your Front Door

Your front door is the focal point of your home and has a huge job. It’s not only where you welcome guests into your life, it also provides protection and security for your family. The key to curb appeal is your front door. It also returns over 100% of its original investment.  When it comes ...

Container Gardening and Exterior Home Design

Let’s talk about container gardening, planters, and outdoor design… Planters come in many sizes, styles, and materials.  Choosing the proper one to adorn your home is more complicated than it may seem.  We’d like to break it down so that you end up with the best possible choice while adding curb appeal and value. Size ...