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Shutters are a pretty hot topic around here at brick&batten. Just to sum it up, we are big fans of shutters when they are done right. But in all honesty, some homes look better without shutters, and a poor shutter choice can make a home look like an eye sore. While getting personalized design advice from a professional exterior designer is usually the best way to go, there are a few shutter styles that work on (almost) any home. From flat panel to board and batten, see what works on your home!
If you’re putting time and money into an exterior redesign, we can guess that you probably want an update. Many homeowners desire a trendy curb appeal, and of course don’t want the details to fall out of style within the next few years. This takes a delicate balance, but as virtual exterior designers, we’re here to show you how. Here’s a list of 10 must-know exterior home design trends coming in 2021 that still possess classic beauty.From wood accents to a new porch, don't be stuck in 2020!
Cottage Facelift Cottage Facelift Sliding the front entrance toward the center of this home and bumping it out helps balance out the structure and gives it more depth. Wide stone steps and a cross gable clearly mark off the entryway and graciously invite guests inside. Replacing large bushes with lower ground coverings complements the home's proportions instead of overpowering them. The addition of even these small details adds architectural interest to the small home.