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9 Balcony Ideas for Your Home Exterior

Not only do balconies add to the allure of an exterior, but they’re also perfect for relaxation, entertainment, or simply enjoying a breath of fresh air. Whether you have a compact city balcony or a spacious spot overlooking the countryside, a balcony can enhance your curb appeal. Read on for some of our designers’ favorite ...

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Shutters were originally made to keep out bad weather, animals, and noise.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

Outdoor Entertaining Essentials Our Designers Love

A functional and beautiful outdoor entertaining space is often one of the top priorities for our clients. Whether they want to maximize a small space or have a large yard they aren’t sure how to fill, we get tons of requests from homeowners for a well-designed outdoor entertaining area.  From landscaping to layout, we consider ...

Backyard Shade Solutions to Maximize Your Outdoor Space

Whether you want to use your backyard for entertaining friends or relaxing with family, having an adequate amount of shade is a must. This is especially true during the hot summer months or if you live in a climate where it’s warm year-round.  If your outdoor space is lacking shade, don’t worry. From affordable options ...

10 Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Your backyard might be in the back of your home, but that doesn’t mean it should be at the back of your mind. The yard behind your house should add to the overall appeal of your exterior, but it should also function as your own personal paradise. Whether you’re after a peaceful outdoor sanctuary meant ...

18 Front Door Ideas That Will Make Your Home Stand Out in 2024

Your front door is your first opportunity to set the tone for your home’s style and personality. Updating it is one of the easiest and fastest ways to make a big impact on your home’s exterior design. Here at brick&batten, our virtual exterior designers use doors in every shape, style, and color to boost curb ...