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Craftsman House Colors: Palettes That Work

A Craftsman house is a timeless design style that first emerged at the turn of the 20th century. The architectural style was inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement of the mid-19th century. These homes are typically small-to-medium and have a slew of prominent features including: Low-pitched roofs and overhanging eaves, often with exposed rafters ...

8 Modern Cape Cod House Updates

Over the years, we’ve had quite a few clients reach out to us looking to visualize modern Cape Cod house updates for their exteriors. Some want to make minor refinements, while others are interested in massive changes. Either way, we figured it’d be fun to round up a handful of them and show off what ...

12 Modern Lake House Exterior Updates

It’s that time of year when many of us are thinking about spending more time outdoors, so we thought it appropriate to share some of our favorite modern lake house exterior designs. Whether you have a place on the lake or simply want to bring lake house vibes to your every day abode, the before ...

14 Stucco Houses with Stunning Exterior Designs

It’s no coincidence that stucco houses have been around for centuries. The material — a mixture of sand, Portland cement, lime, and water — is incredibly durable and can withstand most weather conditions. On top of that, this aesthetically pleasing siding option can beautifully transform the exterior of your home and increase your curb appeal. ...

How to Update a Tudor-Style Home Exterior

Tudor-style homes have a unique and specific type of architecture. For this reason, it can be intimidating to update their exteriors. Certain color palettes and finishings simply don’t work on a Tudor-style house. But there are ways to make Tudors feel modern without losing their character! This post will walk you through our favorite ways ...

14 Bungalow Style House Exterior Designs

Brick&batten has had the privilege of designing many a bungalow style house, common in the midwestern and western United States. We’ve put together a list of our favorites, in different locations and with design ideas to inspire you. If you have a bungalow style home and are looking for new paint color ideas or modern ...

13 Split-Level House Exterior Ideas

Split level houses have been around since the 1950s. The structure and layout of these homes is both aesthetically appealing and highly functional for many homeowners. In most cases, when you walk into a split level, you will see a set of stairs that leads to a lower level along with a separate set that ...

16 Modern Rustic House Exterior Makeovers

A modern rustic house is technically an oxymoron. The words ‘modern’ and ‘rustic’ are opposites. But the good thing about opposites is that they sometimes attract and create a long-lasting relationship. One that’s as unique as it is exciting. It’s no secret we have a love affair with modern rustic house exterior makeovers at brick&batten. ...

12 Red Brick House Design Updates with Photos

We’re big fans of painting brick, and we’re here to help you figure out color palettes that can work if your brick is in need of a refresh. BUT we also totally understand clients who want to leave their brick natural! A red brick house can be beautiful; however, it’s a strong look and can ...