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The brick&batten Team’s Favorite Exterior Designs of 2022

To show our gratitude for the work we get to do day-in and day-out here at brick&batten, and in honor of Thanksgiving, we are sharing some of our team’s favorite exterior designs of 2022. We had a great time putting last year’s list together, and seeing the variety of projects below makes us once again ...

Magnolia Home | James Hardie Collection: Colors in Action

The new Magnolia Home | James Hardie Collection just launched, and we’re excited to show you some of these siding color options on our photorealistic exterior designs. We’ve been fans of James Hardie’s products for some time now — they offer one of our go-to products for clients because they marry form and function in ...

8 German Smear Brick Homes for Inspiration

Using the German smear technique to update the look of your outdated brick can be an excellent choice because replacing masonry is very expensive. Choosing between this finish and other options such as paint or limewash will depend on the design of your home, location, condition of the brick, and maintenance preferences. If you’re looking ...

9 Modern Landscape Design Trends for 2022

We are frequently asked to ‘modernize’ a home’s exterior, so we called on our friends from Tilly to share their insights on modern landscape design trends that will complement a new exterior design. Tilly is an online landscape design company that creates custom plans for your yard based on your geography, garden style, and needs. ...

15 Modern Front Porch Ideas

Nothing says curb appeal like a well-appointed modern front porch. Because it’s often a visitor’s first impression of your home, your front porch must be visually appealing. It should also be inviting and fit with the overall design of your exterior. Don’t overlook the front porch of your home when updating your home’s exterior! If ...

New Construction & Building Trends 2022

Earlier this month, a handful of us from the brick&batten team went to the International Builders Show, hosted by the National Association of Homebuilders in Orlando. We geeked out on all of the new construction and building trends 2022 has in store. Our designers loved seeing (and touching and feeling) cutting edge building materials and ...

18 On-Trend Modern House Exterior Designs

Upgrading to a new modern house exterior design can create a wow factor for your home’s curb appeal. Modern design is often as functional as it is elegant. It’s the use of a limited neutral palette, unique but well-chosen materials, and simple geometric lines. And the overall effect is stunning. Plus, the latest designs also ...

Our Favorite Home Exterior Trends of 2022

This roundup of our favorite home exterior trends for 2022 includes both massive design elements and small changes you could tackle in a weekend. We looked back on the top trends of this past year, and, from there, our expert exterior designers considered the updates we plan to recommend more frequently moving forward. Below are ...

The brick&batten Team’s Favorite Exterior Designs of 2021

In honor of Thanksgiving, we’re sharing some of our team’s favorite exterior designs of 2021. We’re always grateful to our clients for trusting us to partner with them on making their exterior dreams a reality. The before & afters below represent some of the homes and business designs we’re most proud of so far this ...