With the rise in popularity of shows such as Fixer Upper with Joanna and Chip Gaines, and more people realizing the value of antiques and styles of days past, so the farmhouse has begun to see a comeback as the preferred architectural style of many people. This style of house is an all-American classic which can be found sitting alone upon acres and acres of land, or in the suburbs surrounded by other houses, cars, and people.
Curb appeal is an important aspect of every home. If you’re trying to sell a house, this is the first thing that potential home buyers will notice about the property. If you have no plans to go anywhere, this is what your neighbors and friends see, a first impression of your home, style, and life.
Here are a few of our favorite tips for maximizing the curb appeal of your farmhouse:
- Classic doorknobs and hardware.
Dark, heavy, quality hardware is something that all farmhouses usually have for their doors, mailboxes, and other odd bits of metal.
- Front porch seating area.
Rocking chairs are a staple of farmhouse front porches, a porch swing can also be used in lieu of or in addition to rockers.
- Front porch.
Speaking of front porch seating options, does your house have a front porch, or does that front porch need a bit of repair? Adding on a porch to your home isn’t as difficult as it may sound. A wraparound porch is an especially classic look.
- Consider a fresh coat of paint in a gorgeous farmhouse appropriate shade.
Paint can dress up any home and some of the best colors that we’ve found are: barn red, or buttermilk both of which are classic with white trim. Or try classic white with a dark trim.
This will give you a classic but modern look for your farmhouse and will last quite a bit longer than the traditional shingle.
- New fence.
Consider adding or updating your house with a new fence. A white picket or split-rail fence are both appropriate for a farmhouse.