3 Must-Have Details To Include In Your Farmhouse-Style Remodel

Whether planning a complete remodel of your kitchen or updating a few things in your bathroom, incorporating farmhouse elements into these rooms will add style, appeal, and value. Of course, knowing where to splurge and where to save can be a bit difficult due to all the amazing fixtures, materials, and upgrades available. If you are considering remodeling your kitchen or bathroom to include some farmhouse flair, here are a few must-haves.

Farmhouse Sink

In traditional styles, sinks are either placed into countertops or designed into countertops. For example, a top-mount sink can be placed over a hole in a countertop. Or, a marble sink can be designed directly into your marble bathroom countertops.

To align with your farmhouse decorative style, opt for a farmhouse sink. Also known as an apron-front sink, farmhouse sinks are usually larger and deeper than traditional sinks. They feature a flat front with no cabinetry or countertops in the front or separating the basins.

Farmhouse sinks are available in a variety of materials and colors, as well, so you can find one that complements your cabinetry, countertops, and décor. It is important to note that your countertops must be designed around the farmhouse sink instead of the traditional way where the sink is designed around the countertops.

Consider a stainless steel farmhouse sink for your kitchen, since it is so durable and easy to clean. For your farmhouse bathroom, choose an elegant porcelain or copper farmhouse sink that adds an antiquated look to your space.

Antiqued/Distressed Cabinetry

Your cabinetry is a large part of your kitchen space, but your bathroom also will have a few cabinets for storage purposes. If possible, consider updating your cabinetry during your remodel.

Fortunately, you do not need to spend a fortune when updating the cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom. You have many options that will all add style and farmhouse flair to your space.

If the majority of your cabinets are in great condition with no signs of moisture damage, warping, or wood damage, consider refacing your cabinets with new doors. Use the same wood and color or choose an entirely new color to give your space a completely new look.

Oil-rubbed bronze drawer pulls and door knobs are inexpensive updates. Or, purchase a selection of antique hardware pieces to use on your cabinet doors and drawers.

Painting your cabinets is also a great way to save money during a remodel. Opt for lighter colors to complement your farmhouse décor. A cream-colored cabinet that is distressed slightly with antiqued brown detailing is perfect for a farmhouse kitchen or bathroom.

Wood Elements

Every farmhouse space needs a few wood elements that add a bit of rustic appeal to the room.

Hardwood flooring is obviously a great investment. Not only does it look great and have a long lifespan, but it is also a valuable addition to your home. Since it is not wise to use hardwood flooring in a bathroom because of the moisture, use faux wood tile during the remodel of your bathroom.

Wood beams installed across the ceiling of your kitchen will also add a nice appeal that works well with farmhouse decorating. Old beams can be purchased from salvaged yards and antique stores, or contractors can create faux beams using plywood that is stained and distressed.

Finally, a wood chopping block for part of your kitchen countertop will provide rustic charm while giving you an effective place for preparing and serving meals.

Farmhouse design is continuing to grow in popularity. With these essentials, your kitchen or bathroom remodel will successful add this trendy, yet classic, style into these favorite spaces of your home. For additional advice, contact a company like Veteran Remodeling, Inc.