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 could use some TLC.

What if you could get the exterior home makeover you have been dreaming about under the tree this year?

Many homeowners are doing just that! As a new trend, people are gifting loved ones a virtual exterior home design from brick&batten.

So enough of the candle that eventually burns out or the soap and lotion basket that will likely be regifted. It’s time for a unique holiday gift idea that homeowners are falling in love with. A gift that keeps on giving!

What Is An Exterior Home Design?

An exterior home design helps you visualize the look you’ve been dreaming about before you take the plunge. Whether you are trying to increase your home’s value or create a place you enjoy living, a virtual exterior design is the first step in making your dream home a reality. An exterior home design includes a realistic rendering of your new home along with a clickable shopping list to make it happen. Just look at these amazing before and after home makeovers from brick&batten.

modern zen paradise
Before and after of a contemporary home with wood accents
traditional warm and inviting home
Before and after of a home with painted brick
beach bungalow
Before and after of a ranch painted white
pool house you’ve been dreaming about
Before and after of a home with a gorgeous new outdoor living space

How Does It Work?

Using a photo of your home, we design a fresh new look and create a rendering of your home’s potential. The process couldn’t be easier with these 4 simple steps to an exterior home design:


You may have more questions about the process. Luckily, there is a helpful FAQ page that likely has an answer for you.

Just look at how realistic and stunning these virtual designs are!

Like this modern beauty
Before and after of a home with new modern design elements
Or this jaw dropping back of home transformation
Before and after of a home painted in a near-black with a new deck and patio

Special Ways to Gift A Design

If you are wondering how to give a brick&batten design as a gift, you are not alone. There is a simple solution to make your exterior design truly special.

Print. Frame. Wrap.

One of the most common ways to give a design as a gift is to print, mat, and frame the design.

framed home exterior design rendering

Order a Personalized Snow Globe

There are many places to order a custom snow globe or they can even be made at home with lots of DIY directions on line.

snow globe

Plan the Makeover

If you want to take it a step further, you can even set a timeframe for when the makeover will happen when they see the design. This can build up a lot of excitement and joy, since they will be able to envision what their new home will look like and know when it will all come together.

Let Them Take Charge

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you let your loved one pick out themself. If a surprise under the tree isn’t going to work, you can simply have them order the design. While it may not be a gift you can wrap, it is certainly a gift they will never forget.

When To Order

brick&batten Standard Delivery timeframe for a design is 10-16 business days. So if you want to have the design by December 25th, you will want to place your order no later than December 1st.

If there is no way to get your order in by December 1st, there is an Expedited Delivery option that can have your design ready in just 6-8 business days. If you go with Expedited Delivery, you will want your design ordered no later than December 12th.

Although you should receive your design within that time frame, we recommend getting your design in as early as possible, in the chance changes or revisions are needed.

How Do I Order A Design

Ordering this holiday gift idea with brick&batten is easy. We recommend learning more about the exterior home design service and then using our online ordering system to get started.

Before and after of a brick ranch painted white
So what are you waiting for?

Get started making your dream home a reality this holiday season today!