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House Vibes…It’s a Real Thing

Okay…am I alone here?  Does anyone else get serious “house vibes” when they walk in a house…either looking at real estate or visiting someone?  It’s a thing…dead serious.  My family and I have been this way for as long as we can remember. House vibes, it’s a real thing! Ever since riding around with my ...

April Is Home Decorating Month

April is Home Decorating Month!  Therefore, if you have been putting off doing some exterior updates to your home, now is the time!  Spring is all about new beginnings and why not add some equity to your largest investment by updating your curb appeal?  Let’s get started on the process and how brick&batten make home ...

Houses Need Love, Too

When you love something, you take care of it, right? This month is all about House Love and different ways we show that love.  So let’s get down to business with 3 ways you can EASILY show love to your biggest investment.  And not by adorning it with fancy design elements, although that rocks, too. ...

House Love

House love…the space you inhabit and lay your sleepy head at night should feel like a refuge and comfort you after a long day. Of course, as you pull up, it’s hard not to notice the weeds are overtaking the flower beds and the sidelights on the door are from 1989. Not to mention the ...

Timing is Everything for Exterior Home Updates

Everyone waits till Spring to update, renovate, and paint and I’m here to tell you…you are missing a serious home exterior updates opportunity. It’s like walking into the Apple Store at Christmas and expecting to get all your questions answered….you won’t. First, timing is everything when it comes to your house. And while we wouldn’t ...

Curb Appeal on a Budget

Are you looking to do a home exterior makeover on a budget? You’ve come to the right place! Did you know painting the exterior of your house can return 141% of your investment?  Dead serious….you will MAKE money painting the exterior of your house.  Oh yeah, and buying a new door pays for itself when ...

Curb Appeal…First Impressions Matter

I am a perpetual mover, never satisfied, and always seeing potential in the next house. Boxes aren’t even unpacked and I’m Zillowing, planning our next upgrade or downsize. Countless weekends filled with open houses and drive-bys finding the gem that needs a little TLC.  Simple changes and curb appeal make me happy.  First impressions matter! ...

Worst to First

Wondering how brick&batten began? Every weekend, my sister and I had the distinct pleasure of driving for miles to look at houses…beautiful houses, middle management houses and broken down houses. Our father was a frustrated insurance man who dreamed of being an architect. He would spend hours drafting blueprints that would never be built…all the ...