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Best Colors for Farmhouse Style Homes | Raleigh Custom Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 05:08 AM

What is the best color for a Farmhouse Exterior?

Which exterior colors are the most popular for a farmhouse style home? Which are more requested in Raleigh new homes? See photos of brown, tan, white, yellow, red, and gray farmhouse exteriors below.


Brick Farmhouse Exterior with Wrap Around Front Porch - Tans and Browns

Brick Farmhouse Exterior | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

Two story farmhouse floor plans are built for family and friends to gather - with a spacious kitchen, open great room with cozy fireplace, and dining area large enough for a long farmhouse table. This Raleigh new home, a version of the Daniel, has an old-fashioned sense of home with a lot of modern updates.

See interior farmhouse photos of these farmhouse floor plan elements, in the Daniel.

White Farmhouse Exterior with Traditional DormersWhite Farmhouse Exterior | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

From the white apron sink in the island kitchen to the light blue master bath with cantilever tub, this first floor master suite home speaks to a classic farmhouse style.

See interior photos and get the floor plan for this white country farmhouse, the Carwile, here.

 

Yellow Farmhouse Exterior and Red Front DoorYellowFarmhouse.jpg

This yellow farmhouse exterior stands out, with double window dormers, a rocking chair front porch, black shutters, and sunburst window above the red front door.  

Red Farmhouse Exterior on a French Country Home with Stone Accents

Red Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

 

What's the difference between "American" and French Country farmhouse designs? The nonsymmetrical curved roofline, strong red siding color, steep pitch roof, small pane windows, and stone accents are French Country exterior design elements.

See a photo gallery of this red French country farmhouse, the Country Manor, here.

 

Sand and Brown Farmhouse Exterior with Three-Sided Wrap Around Front Porch

Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

The vaulted great room opens to the island kitchen, breakfast nook, and formal dining. A first floor master suite has an elegant trey ceiling, his and hers walk in closet. The island kitchen also offers a "Costco size" walk in pantry, with mud room style laundry around the corner.

See interior photos of this traditional farmhouse, the Low Country Farmhouse, here.

 

Yellow Farmhouse Exterior with Red Metal RoofYellow Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

It's hard to find a more traditional look than a yellow farmhouse with red metal roof. 

Reminicent of a barn, this Raleigh farmhouse style home is fully wheelchair accessible - from the concrete path that leads from the front patio to the backyard to the kitchen, bathrooms, hallways, and living areas.

See a photo gallery of this yellow farmhouse, the Blackhawk - click here

 

Gray Farmhouse Exterior with Three-Sided Wrap Around Front PorchGray Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

This Farmhouse plan has a traditional feel inside and out with a main floor master suite, large kitchen island open to the great room, separate dining and breakfast rooms, and three secondary bedrooms upstairs with a small loft overlook to the vaulted great room. The front porch wraps around three sides of the home, with a separate covered patio in the backyard. 

See interior photos of this traditional farmhouse, another version of the Low Country Farmhouse, here.


What color would you pick for your farmhouse?  Vote here!

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Compare these two farmhouses, side-by-side, and see what a difference your paint, cabinet, and fixture selections can make in the SAME farmhouse house plan (a Max Fulbright design): 



Do you want to live in a Raleigh Farmhouse style home?

Send us the name of a floor plan that is close to what you want, and we can help you to modify the floor plan layout to give you a farmhouse that fits your wish list:

  • Create special features, like mother in law suites or accessibility.
  • Redesign the exterior. Or the kitchen. Or the master suite. Or just about anything.
  • Add customization to every area of the home

Get our top 10 first floor master house plans, here.

Top 10 Floor Plans | Raleigh New Homes


 

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Yellow, Red, Grey, and White Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Raleigh Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 @ 10:08 AM

What is the best color for a Farmhouse Exterior?

Which exterior paint color are the most traditional for a farmhouse? Which are more popular in Raleigh new homes? See photos of white, yellow, red, gray, and beige farmhouse exteriors below.


Brick Farmhouse Exterior with Wrap Around Front Porch

Brick Farmhouse Exterior | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

Two story farmhouse floor plans are built for family and friends to gather - with a spacious kitchen, open great room with cozy fireplace, and dining area large enough for a long farmhouse table. This Raleigh new home, a version of the Daniel, has an old-fashioned sense of home with a lot of modern updates.

See interior farmhouse photos of these farmhouse floor plan elements

 

  • Two island kitchen (one center island, one wall island with an eating bar in the great room)
  • Two-sided stone fireplace shared between the great room and backyard screen porch
  • Home theater and pocket office work play and work side-by-side
  • Walk-through shower with two entries
  • Mudroom style laundry with built in sink
  • Second story deck
  • Detached garage connected with a walkway - and living space above the garage

White Farmhouse Exterior with DormersWhite Farmhouse Exterior | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

From the white apron sink in the island kitchen to the light blue master bath with cantilever tub, this first floor master suite home speaks to a classic farmhouse style.

See interior photos and get the floor plan for this white country farmhouse, here.

 

Interior farmhouse photos include: 

  • Kitchen open to the great room with wainscoting columns and built ins designed to fit a piano
  • Home office in place of original formal dining room plan
  • 1st floor master bedroom
  • Buddy bath upstairs for the kids to share
  • Huge mudroom with cabinets, sink, counter tops, and kids art area

Yellow Farmhouse Exterior with Red Front DoorYellowFarmhouse.jpg

This yellow farmhouse exterior stands out, with double window dormers, a rocking chair front porch, black shutters, and sunburst window above the red front door.

 

Farmhouse floor plan ideas:

  • Yellow painted walls with windows in each room (in addition to sun room off the kitchen)
  • Interior glass French doors
  • Side entry garage (to make room for the front porch)
  • White kitchen appliances to match the white cabinets
  • Built in entertainment center / bookcase in living room

Yellow Farmhouse Exterior with Red Metal RoofYellow Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

It's hard to find a more traditional look than a yellow farmhouse with red metal roof. 

Reminicent of a barn, this Raleigh farmhouse style home is fully wheelchair accessible - from the concrete path that leads from the front patio to the backyard to the kitchen, bathrooms, hallways, and living areas.

See a photo gallery of this yellow farmhouse (and get a floor plan layout) - click here

 

Interior photos include an island kitchen, rustic "pantry" glass door, dining room nook, barrel vault hallway, and wheelchair accessible bathrooms with roll-under cabinets and zero threashold showers. 

Red Farmhouse Exterior on a French Country Home with Stone Front Accents

Red Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

 

What's the difference between "American" and French Country farmhouse designs? The nonsymmetrical curved roofline, strong red siding color, steep pitch roof, small pane windows, and stone accents are French Country exterior design elements.

See a photo gallery of this red French country farmhouse, here.

 

Interior Farmhouse Photos include: 

  • Basement level with game room and bath
  • Master suite with private exercise room
  • Separate kitchen / breakfast nook
  • Pocket office, butler's pantry
  • Two sided living room fireplace

Sand and Brown Farmhouse Exterior with Three-Sided Wrap Around Front Porch

Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

The vaulted great room opens to the island kitchen, breakfast nook, and formal dining. A first floor master suite has an elegant trey ceiling, his and hers walk in closet. The island kitchen also offers a "Costco size" walk in pantry, with mud room style laundry around the corner.

See interior photos of this traditional farmhouse, here.

 

Gray Farmhouse Exterior with Three-Sided Wrap Around Front PorchGray Farmhouse Exterior Photos | Farmhouse Builders Raleigh

This Farmhouse plan has a traditional feel inside and out with a main floor master suite, large kitchen island open to the great room, separate dining and breakfast rooms, and three kid's bedrooms upstairs with a small loft overlook to the two story great room. The front porch wraps around three sides of the home, with a separate covered patio in the backyard. The "Costco" style pantry is large enough for long-term storage of canned goods grown on the acreage farmland where this home sits outside of Raleigh, NC.

See interior photos of this traditional farmhouse, here.

 

Compare these two farmhouses, side-by-side, and see what a difference your paint, cabinet, and fixture selections can make in the SAME farmhouse house plan (a Max Fulbright design): 

What color would you pick for your farmhouse?  Vote here!

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Farmhouse House Plans:

These farmhouse house plans are great examples for how to build a home designed around country living in North Carolina. You'll find farmhouse plans with:

  • Outdoor living space: front porches, side porches, patios, screen porches
  • Dormers in upstairs bedrooms, game rooms, and/or bonus rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible kitchens, bathrooms, and living areas
  • Red metal roofing, stone and brick siding
  • Side entry garages (that help emphasize the large fronts of farmhouse designs)
  • Color combinations that Joanna Gains would be proud of


Do you want to live in a Raleigh Farmhouse style home?

Send us the name of a floor plan that is close to what you want, and we can help you to modify the floor plan layout to give you a farmhouse that fits your wish list:

  • Create special features, like mother in law suites or accessibility.
  • Redesign the exterior. Or the kitchen. Or the master suite. Or just about anything.
  • Add customization to every area of the home

Get our top 10 first floor master house plans, here.

Top 10 Floor Plans | Raleigh New Homes


 

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Farmhouse Pictures | Building a Farmhouse in Raleigh

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 14:08 PM

Farmhouse Photos Part 3: Master Bed, Bath, Closet and Laundry Room Ideas

Which of these two farmhouses fits your personality best? These Raleigh homes are built from the same Max Fulbright floor plan, called the Low Country Farmhouse. Compare the selections side-by-side (paint colors, light fixtures, granite counter tops, cabinets, kitchen layouts, and everything else inside and out!) to find which farmhouse design you would build!


Farmhouse Bathroom Design - Vanity #1:

The farmhouse master bathroom has a linear footprint with a shared his and her vanity along one wall and tub/shower along the opposite wall.

  • 18x18 ROCK CREEK GLACIER tile floor
  • ASH MARBLE counter top
  • MAPLE cabinets with CRANBERRY stain and BLACK glaze, full overlay, laminate interiors and dovetail soft close drawers

Farmhouse Bathroom Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Bathroom Design - Vanity #2:

  • 18x18 EKKO RUGGED BROWN tile floor
  • CAROLINA CREAM counter top
  • MAPLE cabinets with ANTIQUE WHITE paint, full overlay, laminate interiors and dovetail soft close drawers

Farmhouse Bathroom Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

 

Farmhouse Bathroom Design - Tile Tub and Shower #1:

The first farmhouse bath connects the tub surround and shower, leaving space for a shared bench inside the shower. Note the tub faucet on the side of the tub.

  • 13x13 ROCK CREEK GLACIER tile tub and shower
  • 3x3 SEA OTTER tile shower floor
  • Linear mosaic tile accent in shower

Farmhouse Bathroom Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Bathroom Design - Tile Tub and Shower #2:

The tub in the second farmhouse bath is a touch larger. There is no bench in the shower, leaving space for the tub faucet on the shower side.

  • 10x13 EKKO RUGGED BROWN tile tub and shower
  • Linear mosaic tile accent in shower at eye level

Farmhouse Bathroom Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Master Bedroom Design #1:

What type of windows do you want in your master bedroom? How about a trey ceiiling?

These windows are tall, extending almost to floor level. The trey ceiling is a simple design, with white crown molding.

Farmhouse Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Master Bedroom Design #2:

Compare these master bedroom trey ceilings - this one has a ribbon accent (Sherwin Williams 6106 KILIM BEIGE paint). Three windows are raised in this bedroom, for a square craftsman look that leaves space for the bedroom furniture below.

Farmhouse Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Walk in Closet Design #1:

How big is a walk in closet? What types of storage are most important in a master closet?

The first farmhouse includes built in shelving in a wall that divides the his and her closet space. The farmhouse plan includes TWO windows in the master closet.

Farmhouse Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Walk in Closet Design #2:

Instead of extra shelves, the second farmhouse includes a second hanging rod for short clothing and a towel rack - for storing your shower towl in the dressing area of this huge walk in closet layout.

Farmhouse Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Laundry Room Design #1:

Do you want a large laundry room with folding counter top?

Farmhouse Laundry Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

Farmhouse Laundry Room Design #2:

Or a mudroom style laundry with built in sink, expanded counter top, and extra storage cabinets?

Farmhouse Laundry Pictures | Farmhouse Raleigh

 

 


COMPARE MORE PHOTOS IN THESE RALEIGH FARMHOUSE PLANS:

Miss the first two parts to this Raleigh farmhouse story?

Click here for Part One of this post (farmhouse exterior, kitchen)

Click here for Part Two of this post (farmhouse great room, dining room, entry)

 


 

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Farmhouse Design | Raleigh Farmhouse Homes Part 2

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 14:08 PM

Farmhouse Photos Part 2: Great Room and Dining Room Ideas

Which of these two farmhouses fits your personality best? These Raleigh homes are built from the same Alan Mascord floor plan, called the Low Country Farmhouse. Compare the selections side-by-side (paint colors, light fixtures, granite counter tops, cabinets, kitchen layouts, and everything else inside and out!) to find which farmhouse design you would build!

Farmhouse Great Room Design #1: Built in Cabinets

What's your favorite kind of storage, open shelves, bookcases, cabinets, or all three?

The first farmhouse continues the accent paint into the open shelving, for an upscale design/build look. The fireplace has a black slate surround with custom site-built wood mantel, painted white.

  • SW 7512 PAVILION BEIGE - main wall paint color
  • SW 7514 FOOTHILLS - accent wall paint color
  • STANDARD WHITE trim

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

Farmhouse Great Room Design #2: Built in Shelving with Two-Step Layout

The second farmhouse also has a black slate surround with custom site-built wood mantel, painted white. The open bookcases in this great room are more subtle, with a two-step layout.

  • SW 6106 KILIM BEIGE - main wall paint color
  • SW 6108 LATTE - accent wall paint color
  • STANDARD WHITE trim

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

 

Farmhouse Great Room Design #1: Window Wall

Two French doors lead to the backyard concrete patio with roof. The great room, kitchen, and breakfast are open (with a column added to the breakfast room to mirror the kitchen island design).

  • RED OAK hardwood floor stain
  • Site finished hardwood floors made of 2 1/4 inch Solid Oak

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

Farmhouse Great Room Design #2: Window Wall

These double French doors lead to a backyard screen porch. The open kitchen / great room / breakfast room keep an airy flow.

  • GOLDEN OAK hardwood floor stain
  • Site finished hardwood floors made of 2 1/4 inch Solid Oak

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

Farmhouse Dining Room Design #1: Archways

  • "STANTON" Mid Sized Chandelier in BURNISHED BRONZE
  • SW 7512 PAVILION BEIGE - main wall paint color
  • SW 7514 FOOTHILLS - low band paint color

Farmhouse Dining Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

Farmhouse Dining Room Design #2: Chair Rail Trim on Columns

  • "BARCLAY" Mid Sized Chandelier in CHESTERFIELD BROWN
  • SW 6106 KILIM BEIGE

Farmhouse Dining Ideas | Raleigh Farmhouses

 


COMPARE MORE PHOTOS IN THESE RALEIGH FARMHOUSE PLANS:

Click here for Part Three of this post - and see photos of the Master Bedroom, Bathroom, and Laundry Room. Be able to answer these questions:

What color counter top is best in the bathroom? How many windows should be in your master bedroom? What is a trey ceiling? How large should my walk in closet be? Sink or no sink in the laundry room?

Top 10 Floor Plans | Raleigh New Homes

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