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The brick&batten Blog

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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 ...

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An Honest Review of Alabaster by Sherwin Williams

Alabaster by Sherwin Williams is a soft, warm off-white that our designers love for its versatility. It was named the 2016 Sherwin Williams color of the year, as a nod to “personal solace and revival” – an understated, soothing, peaceful color. But it’s far from trendy. It has staying power and has been a bestseller ...

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14 Charming Colonial-Style Houses with Photos & Ideas

American colonial architecture dates all the way back to the Mayflower. We’re talking the 1600s here! Centuries later, it’s still a style modern architects draw inspiration from. Architectural historians typically characterize colonial-style homes by their symmetry, centered door, and rectangular shape. Of course, colonial architecture has really evolved over time, and there are so many ...

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The Complete Guide to Installing Gutters Like A Pro

When you envision the exterior of your dream home, water dispersal is probably the last thing on your mind. However, gutters play a crucial role in protecting your home from water damage, and they can be an eye-catching design element, too. If your home refresh includes a new gutter system, you can easily tackle the ...

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8 Backyard Makeovers That Are Just Stunning

There’s no arguing that backyards are meaningful places. So many childhood memories develop between the fences, and everyone loves a good chat with friends under some twinkle lights. As much as our exterior designers love enhancing curb appeal, there’s something extra special about drafting up beautiful back-of-home plans. We’ve curated a list of eight stunning ...