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Building a Modern Farmhouse Style Home

I know, “modern farmhouse” sounds slightly ironic and perhaps a bit like an oxymoron, such as: small crowd, act natural, or random order. However, this style is currently the top exterior design trend sweeping our country. It calls upon traditional designs mingled with modern textures; a family-friendly, classic feel with a contemporary twist! It is not country living, rather country-inspired living. Sleek, clean lines with cozy elements etch the modern farmhouse look including: polished horizontal and vertical wood sidings, a full or partial metal roof, and the tasteful use of contrasting colors. Porches, columns, and stone accents all unify to develop this standalone style. 

The key to attaining this visual aesthetic is comfort. Designing the home in a way that has the sophistication and elegance of contemporary architecture, but also invites you to come inside and enjoy a warm chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven. Country and industrial elements should be identified inside and outside the home through light fixtures, colors, furniture, and textures. 

Before construction can even begin however, a thorough consideration of the design process must take place. This includes making sure every facet of the home is rightly placed so you can get the most out of your square footage and views. This open layout where the kitchen, family room, and dining room all combine to form one great room entice you to feel right at home, encourage togetherness, and provide a place to enjoy relaxed meals. Sliding doors leading out to an outdoor veranda/porch with a fireplace create the perfect spot for gathering, unwinding, and appreciating nature.