Why Are Farmhouses So Popular? And, Is It The Right Choice For You?
Farmhouses have always held a special place in the housing industry but in recent years Farmhouses have been making a steady and persistent comeback. This renewed zeal has been helped by shows like Fixer Upper with their white siding, large porches and a country vibe and by brands like Pioneer Woman adding tons of country charm to the home but there has to be more to the appeal than a few shows and some charming kitchen accessories. The farmhouse style is definitely all the rage, but why? Farmhouses give us a sense of the peaceful and quiet lifestyle that all of us need just a bit more of in this hectic and fast paced world we live in. With the busyness of work, house cleaning, taking the kids to school and all their extra-curricular activities, it is nice to have a sense of the calming country lifestyle when at home. You can spend your free afternoons enjoying the cool breeze on the porch or cozy up inside on cold winter nights for some much needed rest and relaxation. Another great feature of farmhouses is their welcoming nature. Family and Friends alike are met with large front porches which beckon them in for a glass of sweet tea or lemonade on a warm summer evening. Another factor that adds to the welcoming feeling of a farmhouse is the association with “Grandma’s House". Even if your grandparents never lived in an old country cottage, movies, songs and other media have associated grandmas house with the charming country farmhouse, complete with a porch swing and home made cookies. Who doesn’t find the smell of fresh baked snickerdoodles welcoming? With this style home you also have many different options for decorating styles. You can take the classic country farm house to a whole new level with charming doilies, little ceramic roosters and red and white checkers galore. If classic country isn’t your style then the modern farmhouse might be just the thing for you. Rustic natural wood furniture mixed with accents of industrial metal pieces and Edison bulbs all pair together for the perfect modern flare to a country home. Can’t decide between the two? Well there is always a happy medium between grandma’s house and the ultra modern. The great thing about it is you have the whole spectrum to play with when decorating a farmhouse! If you find the idea of a farmhouse style home appeals to you, there are a few things to consider when searching for the right one. Farmhouses now come in a wide array of styles, sizes and floor plans so which one could be the right choice for you? Here are a few questions to consider first: - Do I want a classic farmhouse or a modern farmhouse exterior? - Do I want an open floor plan design where the living spaces flow together in to one large gathering area or do I want a bit of separation between rooms? - Do I want everything on one level or should the kids bedrooms, office or hobby rooms be upstairs? Once you have considered the questions above as well with the normal questions when looking for building a home (square footage, number of bedrooms, etc.) you are ready to really begin your search and, once you find the one, you'll have your own perfect farmhouse. Ready to start your search for the perfect farmhouse home plan? Check out our all new farmhouse collections here: /plan-collections/farm-house-collection If you aren’t sure quite where to start, give us a call at 870-931-5777 and one of our house plan specialist can guide you through the process and answer your questions along the way.