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9 Landscape Lighting Ideas

Curb appeal is a 24/7 game, and one of the biggest difference makers when the sun goes down is your exterior lighting. And we’re not just talking about wall sconces or pendants near your front door! Lights throughout your front yard — lining walkways or interspersed amongst flower beds — offer a dose of drama ...

10 Homes with Beautiful Wood Shutters

Shutters were originally made to keep out bad weather, animals, and noise. But today, 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 post, ...

14 Gorgeous Houses with Dormer Windows

While we specialize in transforming home exteriors, there are a few exterior design elements that also transform the interior of the home. Dormer windows are the gift that keeps on giving. As a highly functional design element, dormer windows provide curb appeal, increase natural light and space inside the home, and in some cases can ...

10 Small Deck Ideas to Make the Most of Your Space

A deck can be a great addition to any home, often acting as a gathering place for friends and family. Even if your yard is on the small side, or if your budget is tight, there are plenty of ways you can incorporate a deck into your exterior design plan. Keep reading for some small ...

13 Covered Patio Ideas for Your Yard

Building a patio — or updating your current one — is an excellent way to add more living space to your home. And if the patio is covered, you can enjoy the space more often. Whether you want an outdoor space to entertain friends or an area to enjoy a glass of wine al fresco ...

What Is a Portico? Benefits and Design Inspiration

Your home’s entryway is one of the most important aspects of its exterior design. It is, after all, the gateway that brings you from the outside in. As such an important part of your home’s curb appeal, there are plenty of ways to accentuate the entrance. There are simple options, like painting your front door ...

10 Front Yard Fence Ideas

A fence can be just as beautiful as it is functional. Whether your goal is privacy, pet containment, aesthetics, or some combination thereof, there’s a fence out there for you. Read on for some of our designers’ favorite front yard fence ideas. At brick&batten, our expert designers will suggest the best design elements to use ...

10 Gate Ideas for Driveways, Gardens, Walkways, and More

Gates can be an excellent source of security and privacy. Plus, they often act as a visual barrier between two spaces. Whether you’re looking to add a functional-yet-attractive design element to your driveway, walkway, or backyard, there are tons of gate ideas to take your space to the next level. Read on for some of ...

Eldorado Stone, Cultured Stone, & DaVinci Roofscapes

A fresh coat of paint can truly transform a property — but it isn’t the only way to boost your curb appeal. From adding eye-catching stone siding to replacing your weathered roof, there are countless other ways to enhance your exterior design.  When we incorporate architectural stone veneer or a new roofscape into our designs, we ...