The interior farmhouse details are also spilling into the exterior finishes and we’re getting a lot of requests for vertical and shake siding in white with black accents like windows, doors, trim and gutters. In 2017, we began introducing farmhouse plan designs and that has continued to be one of our top selling styles through 2018 and now in 2019. The farmhouse style can also be less expensive to build as often there are only small stone accents or no stone at all. With the increase in popularity board and batten siding, the farmhouse style has become modernized without losing the charm that people think of when they see an old farmhouse.
Open concept floor plans have also been designed into this updated style. Traditional farmhouse designs often had a staircase just off the entry with separate rooms for the kitchen, bath and living rooms around it on the main floor. Today, the kitchen is usually open to the main living area and the master suite can also be situated on the main level. Hardwood floors have become more and more affordable and are a definite must in a farmhouse home, and often are used on the entire main level. Other updated features include accent walls of shiplap, central fireplaces, granite counters and subway tile backsplashes. Grays and whites are the hues of choice and look to be sticking around for some time. The neutral gray pallet provides the perfect backdrop for pops of color through the use of furniture, pillows and accent walls. And, paired with the natural wood tones of wood beams, accent walls and floors, the modern farmhouse delivers on every front.
Here’s a quick list of the interior and exterior finishes of a modern farmhouse:
The bottom line is that if you like the farmhouse style, chances are that you’ll LOVE the updated version of this style. Check out our farmhouse plans and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, we’ll be happy to search our unpublished library, modify and existing plan or custom design a Modern Farmhouse for you.