Farmhouse Features: An Overview

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A simple, practical design style that marries rustic charm with modern flair, the farmhouse style has evolved over the years to feature a range of different looks. The classic farmhouse style reflects a “collected” look combining multiple textures, colors, materials, and cabinetry styles. The modern farmhouse style includes contemporary comforts, without losing the simplicity of the original architecture. No matter which end of the rustic to modern farmhouse spectrum you prefer, certain elements have become a staple feature for all types of farmhouse style interiors. 

The experts at Bucks County Cabinetry & Design provide an overview of this simple, uncluttered, utilitarian style, along with some of its most prominent features. 

Distinct Characteristics of Farmhouse Style Homes 

Traditionally, farmhouses were functional, unpretentious, and straightforward. The rooms, furniture, and other architectural features were added progressively, creating that collected look. Modern farmhouse styles nod to the history and handcrafting traditions, without being fussy, cluttered, too new and shiny, or too old like an antique museum. 

  • Door Styles: Originally used on the houses built on farms and barns, barn doors offer a unique, rustic appeal in modern farmhouse-style homes. They make a fantastic entry point to a pantry, laundry room, home office, or even a bathroom. 
  • Ceilings: Recreating the look of a barn and lending a sense of age and history to any home, exposed wooden beams for the ceiling are a popular feature for the farmhouse style. 
  • Wall Paneling: Shiplap rules the roost in terms of representing the farmhouse style wall paneling. However, other equally neat options that pay ode to the vintage farmhouse are wainscoting, picture rails, or chair rails featuring beadboard or v-groove.
  • Farmhouse-style Kitchens: From apron-front sinks, open shelving, and use of reclaimed wood, to beadboard-wrapped islands, repurposed furniture items, and intricate millwork, farmhouse style kitchens present endless design possibilities.
  • Furniture: An antique farm table and bench seating, repurposed chest or buffet, reclaimed wood chairs or rustic stools, and the classic four-poster bed are just some of the many pieces of furniture that you can get custom-built to match your farmhouse-style interiors.

Some of the other classic farmhouse-style elements include a metal roof, shaker-style cabinetry, wide plank wooden floors, board-and-batten siding, front porch and barn-style light fixtures.

Hire Bucks County Remodelers for Stunning Home Makeovers

At Bucks County Cabinetry & Design, we specialize in a wide range of home renovation services, including in-home refinishing, custom-built-ins, handcrafted furniture, ceiling treatments, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, outdoor kitchens, and architectural millwork. Our talented designers can create innovative plans in keeping with any home design style, including contemporary, modern, bohemian, coastal, industrial, farmhouse, and many more. Our skilled master craftsmen deliver these designs to your exact specifications and complete satisfaction. 

Recreate fabulous spaces combining rustic charm with modern amenities and give your home a complete farmhouse-style look. Schedule a design consult with the experts at Bucks County Cabinetry & Design or give us a call at 215-489-0851 to discuss your home remodeling requirements. 

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