The classic farmhouse is often dismissed as too outdated, but the simplicity it highlights would not be out of place when placed side-by-side with more modern design trends. In fact, the warm-hearted qualities of the rustic farmhouse were given a modern twist, giving rise to the modern farmhouse.
DreamMaker Kitchen & Bath – Greater Grand Rapids, a top exterior remodeling contractor in the state, elaborates on what makes the modern farmhouse different from the traditional one.
Mixing and Matching Vintage and Modern Elements
Furniture with weathered finishes, vintage accessories and wallpapers and traditional fabrics were prominent in rustic farmhouses. Unfortunately, not everyone remembers these elements fondly, mainly due to the sickly colors of the wallpaper.
The modern farmhouse integrates the natural elements, namely the wooden furniture and accents, into its design, adds stainless steel appliances, must-haves for kitchen remodeling projects in the modern age and does away with the sickly shades of yellow in favor of neutral colors.
Farm Machinery Made Chic
Whenever you think of farmhouses, images of tractors and other farm machinery parked outside come into mind. Taking inspiration from this scenery, modern farmhouses uses industrial elements, namely stainless sinks and industrial-style metal objects.
Practicality Updated to Minimalism
Everything inside a farmhouse has a purpose, resulting in an often bare-bones and utilitarian interior, which isn’t what you’d use to describe a comfortable home. Luckily, modern farmhouses managed to strike a balance between comfort and minimalism by adding cushions to metal furniture and using just enough accessories to create a cozy interior.
Remodeling projects, whether it be kitchen or bath remodeling, patterned after design trends are a bit of a challenge; you want the aesthetics of that design trend, but at the same time, you also want to add a few personal touches to make it your own. The problem is, a few design missteps can lead to an incoherent aesthetic for your home.
To ensure your house remodeling’s design stays consistent, hire a qualified remodeler, like DreamMaker Kitchen & Bath – Greater Grand Rapids. We’re a faith-based organization that aims to achieve excellence through integrity and client-centric customer service. This dedication to our customers helped us win the Best of Houzz Design Award and Customer Service Award in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
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