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Exterior Design Style & Designing for All

Defining one’s exterior design style isn’t easy — even for experts like us. We worked for months to develop a style quiz that would help our clients, prospective clients, or even casual blog readers have some language to use in talking about what they like, what they don’t like, and how they might want to ...

4 Ideas for Creating a Backyard Oasis

These days, we’re spending more time than ever at home. Whether you work remotely, or simply have grown to appreciate the comfort of spending time at your house, upgrading your outdoor space to make it more relaxing and enjoyable can have major rewards. Here are four ways to design a backyard oasis that you and ...

5 Curb Appeal Ideas for Increasing Your Property Value

Curb appeal and real estate go hand in hand, especially when it comes to selling your home at top dollar. First impressions matter to prospective buyers, and selling quickly (and for a good price) will matter to you. So, before you list your home on the market, take the time to make some improvements to ...

How Much Does a Home Exterior Makeover Cost?

Planning to give your home a much-needed curb appeal revamp is all fun and games when you’re in the dreaming phase. Scouring Pinterest, Instagram, and home magazines can leave you feeling excited and inspired. But when the time comes to actually calculate the cost, you might not know where to start. An average home exterior ...

How to Make Your Garage Door Ideas a Reality

Garage doors are an often overlooked — but essential — aspect of a home’s exterior design. Not only do they offer car protection and storage space, they also have a major impact on your home’s curb appeal. If you’re considering a new garage door but aren’t sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right ...

12 Normal House Front Elevation Designs with Renderings

We love designing normal house front elevation designs because each before and after is so striking. Our expert exterior designers take our clients’ elevation or blueprint and turn it into a 2D visualization to help them see the design come to life. Here are 12 of our best front elevation designs with digital renderings. Visualizing ...

Using Cooler Months to Plan Your House Exterior Ideas

Depending on the climate where you live, you might be at the mercy of the seasons when it comes to updating your exterior. If you’re waiting for spring or summer to renovate, don’t wait until then to make a plan! The cooler months are a great time to focus on choosing paint colors and design ...

The Benefits of Exterior Design for Businesses

We’ve helped thousands of homeowners with their curb appeal since launching brick&batten. However, we’re seeing more and more demand for a side of our work that we don’t talk about as often: exterior design for businesses. Our expert designers have been putting together renderings and resource lists for small business owners since the early days. ...

Why You Should Use an Exterior Designer

Beautiful homes don’t happen by accident. They are carefully explored, planned, and designed by professionals. Hiring a home exterior designer is a smart decision. Your home is likely your largest investment, so it’s time to make it the best it can be. Maybe you need a partner because you have no idea where to even ...