Why You Should Use an Exterior Designer

Beautiful home exteriors are carefully planned and designed by professionals. That’s why hiring a home exterior designer is a smart decision. Your home is likely your largest investment, so it’s worth giving careful consideration to any updates or renovations you’re planning. Maybe you need an exterior design partner because you have no idea where to even begin, or you’ve scoured Pinterest and have ideas but just can’t piece it all together. Whatever the reason, hiring an exterior designer will save you time, money, and your sanity.


Before and after of a ranch home with new paint, landscaping, and a front porch

#1 // Use an exterior designer if you want to SAVE MONEY.

Ditch the idea that a designer is only for the rich and famous. Our affordable exterior design services will keep you from making costly mistakes. We are used to working with a budget and know that remodels are expensive, no matter the scale! That’s why we focus on simple changes that create a big impact on curb appeal. Remember, it costs just as much to paint your house the wrong color as it does the right color!


Before and after of a stucco home with cladding in rough shape, updated by an exterior designer to have new siding!

#2 // Use an exterior designer if you want a PROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENT.

An exterior designer can give you a professional assessment of what would be best for your home, your style, and your pocketbook. Plus, we’ll keep your return on investment in mind when suggesting updates. Even if you plan to be in your home for years, it feels good to know that the decisions you make now will reward you if/when you sell.


Before and after of a home in poor condition given a full facelift

#3 // Use an exterior designer if you want to SOLVE PROBLEMS.

Every project, large or small, presents challenges… maybe it’s a hard to coordinate with an existing stone cladding color. It could be a front-load (or lower level) garage that’s taking up real estate on your home’s exterior. Perhaps you’re trying to draw attention away from a red roof and put it on your front porch instead. Hell, your biggest challenge could be your neighbor’s house! We call these things that you can’t or don’t want to change fixed elements. It’s our job to work around or with your fixed elements to create a beautiful space for you.


Before and after of an overgrown yard and somewhat neglected home given a fresh curb appeal update

#4 // Use an exterior designer if you want the WOW FACTOR.

Designers know how to see beyond the before photos our clients send in. We see potential where some see disaster. Our experience helps us envision the big picture of what can be. From there, we will create an execution plan based on your home’s style and your personal style. And we’ll help you visualize the changes with our stunning rendering abilities!


Before and after of a blueprint rendered with actual building materials by an exterior designer

#5 // Use an exterior designer if you need EASY RESOURCES.

Designers like us have a huge array of resources and experts and their fingertips. We know door designers and shutter manufacturers. We keep in touch with lighting specialists and confer with architects on your behalf. Plus, there are also places that only sell “to the trade.” This means that working with brick&batten gives you access to special industry-only products, creating a more unique and custom feel for your home. Most people don’t have the resources a designer has — after all, why would you? Work with us and you get to tap into our network.


Virtual rendering of a transitional new construction home façade

#6 // Use an exterior designer if you want to MAKE YOUR DESIGN A REALITY.

Now you have your design, but what’s next? You may have great ideas, but if you can’t make the ideas a reality, then what’s the point? When you partner with us on a virtual exterior design, you receive a virtual rendering of your new design on your home AND we give you a clickable shopping list that helps you source all of the items we’ve rendered for you. Many of the items we use in our designs are real products that are available for purchase. We provide links to the lights, planters, porch furniture, paint colors, and more, so you can get ordering ASAP.


There are TONS of decisions that go into updating an exterior and improving your curb appeal. The expert exterior designers at brick&batten keep up with home exterior design trends so you don’t have to. We know which building materials and design elements are not only beautiful, but functional. And we’d love to use our expertise to create the perfect new façade for you… saving you time, money, and your sanity! Get started today.