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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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

12 Curb Appeal Tips from the brick&batten Pros in 2021

Whether you’re aware of it or not, your home’s exterior speaks to your community. It expresses your personality to your neighbors and can make a good first impression on potential buyers. Whether you’re wanting to stay in your current home until retirement or you’re prepping it to sell, making improvements can be as simple or ...

8 Front Yard Landscaping Ideas from the Experts at Tilly

This is a guest post from Tilly Design, a women-owned online landscape company that creates custom plans for your yard. What brick&batten does for your home exterior design, Tilly does for your landscaping. Each of our companies has a specialized area of expertise, with deep experience in our respective niches. However, we understand that our ...

Exterior Design Tips: 12 Updates for 2021

With so many elements making up exterior design, there are a lot of ways to make an impact. We’re here to help with these top exterior design tips to enhance your home’s style. However, before you start a complete exterior redesign, we recommend asking yourself some preliminary questions to identify a design direction: What portions ...