Design Ideas To Give Your Home A Farmhouse Feel New
Farmhouse style homes have a moment.
A 2020 survey of Homes.com interviewed more than 5,000 adults across the United States about their favorite home style from a list that included a bohemian craftsman, mid-century modern ranch, French chateau, and Tudor, among others. The modern farmhouse was the big winner, as participants from 42 of the 50 states rated this simple and comfortable style as their favorite.
Home improvement projects can help homeowners put their own mark on their home, and such projects can be both aesthetic and functional in nature. Here are some farmhouse design elements homeowners can consider when looking to transform their home’s interior with this popular style in mind.
- Visible beams : Exposed beams instantly evoke images of a farm. Home renovation experts at BobVila.com note that this rustic remodeling project can use real wood or faux beams that look like the real thing. Decorative beams that have nothing to do with the structural integrity of a home can be installed by skilled handymen. However, even false beams are heavy and BobVila.com recommends that homeowners have their existing structure evaluated by an engineer prior to installation.
- Aged wood finishes: Distressing is designed to make something less than perfect. Distressed wood finishes can be found in many farmhouse style homes. Furniture and photo frames can give the aged look that farmhouse fans are going for. This is a relatively inexpensive project that many homeowners can tackle on their own after watching tutorials online that recommend the right tools and techniques to get the job done right.
- Kitchen sink : Many components combine to create a truly classic farmhouse kitchen. But perhaps no component is more essential than the classic farmhouse sink. HGTV home improvement experts note that a classic farmhouse sink has a deep, wide basin. Farmhouse sinks are large enough to handle all the dishes that come after a big family meal. Old-fashioned porcelain sinks are worth considering by homeowners who want their kitchen sinks to evoke a traditional farmhouse feel.
- Counters: HGTV recommends Butcher Block Countertops for homeowners who favor the European farmhouse style. Homeowners who are renovating their kitchens to create a farmhouse feel should consider installing a large island with a walnut butcher block countertop for an authentic farmhouse feel.