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8 Outside Container Plants Perfect for Full Sun and Heat

The summer season is fast approaching, allowing us to take advantage of all it has to offer. Warm weather and sunshine, days spent entirely outside, campfires, swimming, and, of course, flowers in our yards. There are almost endless options for summer flowers and container plants for full sun to choose from when designing your exterior ...

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An Honest Review of Iron Mountain by Benjamin Moore

Black may be bold, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be the perfect balance you were looking for in your home exterior update. Whether you have a traditional or modern home, Iron Mountain by Benjamin Moore can add just the right amount of statement. We’ve been seeing more and more people choose black or dark ...

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10 Brick and Paint Color Combos We Just Love

We are big fans of painting brick. However, natural brick also looks stunning with the right paint choices on trim, siding, and soffits. Here we’re sharing inspiring home exterior brick and paint color combos with both painted and unpainted brick. These designs have won the hearts of our designers and clients alike. Painting brick can ...

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18 Front Door Ideas That Will Make Your Home Stand Out in 2021

Your front door is your first opportunity to set the tone for your home’s style and personality. Updating it is one of the easiest and fastest ways to make a big impact on your home’s exterior design. Here at brick&batten, our virtual exterior designers use doors in every shape, style and color to boost curb ...

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10 Modern Garage Door Examples That Are On-Trend in 2021

These on-trend modern garage door examples are here to inspire you not to overlook this important design element. It’s easy to forget about your garage when considering how to update your home’s exterior design. So many of us think of our garages as merely a place to keep our car and/or store stuff. It’s common ...

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12 Best Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Colors 2021

After all that we collectively weathered in 2020, the Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors trending this year reflect a renewed interest in our homes as both a place of respite and a way to express ourselves. Many of the popular paint colors we’re seeing for home exteriors fall into the “natural” realm. This can mean ...