Farmhouse Charm, Modern Convenience

Farmhouse-charm

Get inspired with these Farmhouse window and door ideas

In this blog, you’ll find inspired ideas for your farmhouse. Windows and doors played a major role in the functionality of original farmhouses. Today’s farmhouse holds on to rustic, charming details while offering modern conveniences. Here are three ideas that blend Farmhouse charm and modern convenience.

Wood windows that perform

Original farmhouses had wood windows as most all houses did hundreds of years ago. Real wood windows are still an important aspect of creating a Farmhouse design. But many worry about the limits and longevity of wood windows. Depending on the climate or environment, there may be concerns related to moisture, wood rot and termites. Wood windows must be able to withstand mother nature. Fortunately, they have come a long way since the 1700s. More recently window manufacturers are using treated wood. However, not all treated woods are the same. Some just surface treat while others treat to the core. Educate yourself on the different treatments to make the best decision for your home.

Prefinished molded interior doors

Interior doors are more for just closing! They can elevate the entire style of a home. Original farmhouses may not have had many doors but those that were in the home would have been wood. Wood interior doors require a bit more maintenance than other materials. They also aren’t as budget friendly as alternatives. Enter the prefinished molded door. Two-tone processing creates a rich real-wood at a lower price point.

There are a variety of wood-like finishes available on prefinished doors for different tastes. When choosing a style, opt for raised panels. An arched panel at top and square one at the bottom offer a unique look that captures the Farmhouse aesthetic.

Fiberglass doors

Entry doors on an 18th century farmhouse would have been in the center of a wrap-around porch. A front porch isn’t always a given on the modern farmhouse. Without the protection of a front porch, wood doors may not be the best option. Thus, fiberglass doors are a great alternative.

Fiberglass doors are crafted to be dependable and reliable. Fiberglass doors have the capacity to duplicate or replicate woodgrain. The most specialized process for creating fiberglass doors delivers a final product that is almost indistinguishable from real wood.

Fiberglass doors offer many different glass variations. When deciding what kind of glass layout works best for your front door, think about how the door will work with your windows. You can mimic the same type of Colonial grille from your windows on your door. Glass can also be a center panel with matching sidelites.

Farmhouses certainly aren’t just for rural areas and farms. The style has become adored by many from the suburbs to the city. While there may not be chickens in your backyard (although, chicken coops in the city are a real thing!), you can still take features from original farmhouses and integrate them into your own interpretation of the style.

Fiberglass doors offer many different glass variations. When deciding what kind of glass layout works best for your front door, think about how the door will work with your windows. You can mimic the same type of Colonial grille from your windows on your door. Glass can also be a center panel with matching sidelites.

Farmhouses certainly aren’t just for rural areas and farms. The style has become adored by many from the suburbs to the city. While there may not be chickens in your backyard (although, chicken coops in the city are a real thing!), you can still take features from original farmhouses and integrate them into your own interpretation of the style.

Get more inspiration by reading our ebook, “Five Design Elements for Every Farmhouse.”