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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 ...

8 Backyard Makeovers That Are Just Stunning

There’s no arguing that backyards are meaningful places. So many childhood memories develop between the fences, and everyone loves a good chat with friends under some twinkle lights. As much as our exterior designers love enhancing curb appeal, there’s something extra special about drafting up beautiful back-of-home plans. We’ve curated a list of eight stunning ...

A Holiday Gift Idea for Homeowners Ready for a Makeover

In 2020, many shoppers are starting their holiday shopping earlier than ever. So chances are, you are already wondering what would be the perfect holiday gift idea. While jewelry, candles, new electronics, clothes, and books are all good bets to put on your wish list. You may be looking at your home and thinking it ...

10 Ways to Get Free or Affordable Blueprints for Your New Home

With the right mindset and budgeting skills, planning a new home can be exciting. Contrary to what others may tell you, it doesn’t need to be costly or stressful. Thanks to online resources, you can even get cost-effective blueprints for a home, which could save you thousands of dollars. We’ve curated this list of 10 ...

How to Build a House — A Full Guide Through the Process

Are you looking for information on how to build a house? When you picture your dream home, you probably know what you want it to look like. Does it have large windows that bathe your rooms in light? Is it in a kid-friendly neighborhood with tall trees? Maybe there’s an art studio or workout room. ...

15 of Our Favorite Home Makeovers for 2020

 15 of Our Favorite Home Makeovers for 2020   Home makeovers, for us house junkies, are so exciting to see! We love every house we design; however, I’ve come up with 15 of my favorite home makeovers. Sometimes it’s paint and other times it’s a gable or added porch. Whatever the change, it’s always fun ...