The Midwest and South are no stranger to the American Farmhouse. From the 1800’s these homes have been popping up across the prairie. Farmhouse-style homes are based off of Victorian homes, yet simplified. Traditionally these homes were one-and-a-half story with large gables at the front of the house. They had an open floor plan and wrap around porches. Today, there is much variety when it comes to Farmhouse homes and it’s easy to make this style prevalent across your house, whether you’re remodeling or building new.
Our Favorite Farmhouse Windows
In original farmhouses, there was no air conditioning at the time so double-hung windows were installed. Double-hung windows allowed for air circulation as they opened from both top and bottom sashes. Today, double-hung windows remain a great choice. They are low-maintenance, energy efficient and are perfect for letting in a cool breeze.
For a modern day farmhouse, casement windows can be added to the kitchen or dining room areas. These crank-operated windows open from the side and make a great place right above a kitchen sink or in a dining room nook.
Don’t forget the final touches — grilles and finishes can really make your farmhouse feel complete. A traditional farmhouse grille pattern is a 2-over-2 pattern in a double-hung window. But a 2-over-1 or 6-over-6 grille pattern also makes a wonderful choice.
Modern farmhouses today are opting for black windows finished with clean and simple lines. This neutral design paired with rustic furniture creates a comfortable and welcoming space.
The Best Farmhouse-Style Entry Doors
To complete your curb appeal, a beautiful entry door is a must. Wood entry doors are popular across Nashville, and a wood door stands out against the white of a farmhouse. From a single to a double wood door, your options are nearly endless. Natural wood will add warmth to your home. If you’re going the more modern route, fiberglass is the way to go. A neutral solid color, like black or white, is a great choice.
Create a comprehensive look by adding in a window or two and accent with a grille pattern. A window will also allow for more natural light to enter your home.
Perfect Patio Doors for Your Farmhouse
Patio doors weren’t really found in original farmhouses, but today they are making a huge statement. French or hinged patio doors are a good option for creating a traditional feel. Paired with beautiful expansive glass, you have the option to add a grille or leave the window pane open for a simpler design.
If you’re really into the modern feel, bi-fold or multi-slide patio doors work well in farmhouses. These patio doors create more of an open space to create a true indoor-outdoor connection — perfect for a Nashville night when the weather is just right.
When you’re ready to start adding to or designing your Nashville Farmhouse, look no further than the team at Pella Windows & Doors of Nashville. Our team is highly educated and experienced in the popular trends and styles across the area. We will help you to find the best windows and doors for you and your home from our wood, fiberglass and vinyl options.