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brick&batten updates exteriors By Heather Collins new@currentincarmel.com

E. Davis Coots

James K. Wheeler

Jillian C. Keating

Jay Curts

Ryan H. Cassman

James D. Crum

John V. Maurovich

Jeffrey S. Zipes

Erika N. Sylvester

Matthew L. Hinkle

Cory C. Voight

Daniel E. Coots

Alex Emerson

Attorneys for Families & Business

255 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032-2689 317.844.4693 | www.chwlaw.com

Brandi A. Gibson

Betsy Sommers

For Carmel resident Cassie McDowell, it’s what’s on the outside that counts. Growing up, McDowell and DESIGN her sister, Allison Vaccaro, would flip through vintage issues of Architectural Digest, Home and Garden and Coastal Living and travel across the nation in a Jeep Wagoneer with their parents to view the exteriors of beautiful homes. Throughout their childhood, their parents fixed and flipped a variety of properties from Indiana to Florida. McDowell said her father drew up house plans like most dads read the newspaper. In 2012, McDowell and Vaccaro focused their passion for properties into the webbased exterior home design business, brick&batten. McDowell, Vaccaro and business partner Shannon Gallimore offer innovative ways for homeowners to easily improve their home’s exterior. “We’re like an interior designer for the exterior of your home,” McDowell said. McDowell said the return on investment for exterior design is nearly 141 percent. The business offers clients a package

EXTERIORS ·patios· ·landscapes· ·porches· ·design / build·

Cassie McDowell, Allison Vaccaro and Shannon Gallimore launched their exterior design business, brick&batten, in late 2017. (Submitted photo)

that includes photoshopped renderings of the home with the desired design elements for the exterior and landscape and a clickable shopping list including paint, columns, awnings, shutters, window trim, porch furniture, planters and lighting. McDowell said a majority of the renovations can be done by the client or a local handyman. “I think working with us makes the client the expert and gives them the confidence to execute the design,” McDowell said. For information, visit brickandbatten. com.


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INTERIORS ·bathrooms· ·kitchens·

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