The minute I saw our Farmhaus I knew I wanted to modernize and brighten it up. Everyone I know thought I would want to make it grey. They know I love grey. But every house and space has its own story to tell and I didn’t think grey was what I wanted here. Instead, I want white, inside and outside.
I am very inspired by these clean, modern white farmhouse exteriors.
Our house isn’t as grand as these houses, but I think a coat of white paint will give it a huge facelift. Also, did you notice that all these houses have a standing seam metal roof? LOVE! Unfortunately that’s completely out of the question. Replacing our roof with a standing seam roof would cost two and a half times the price of asphalt shingles. Complete budget buster! Though I’m told that a standing seam roof is more durable. So, I guess in the long run it could be worth it, but with all the other fixes we need to make, I need to manage costs wisely.
Since our house has cedar shingle siding and we’re putting in a new shingle roof, I think the overall effect will be similar to this one below once painted. Ours will have a darker roof, black windows (existing) and black fascia gutters, for a slightly more modern look.
Here’s the modern farmhouse moodboard I’ve put together for our place.
Do you like where I’m going with this?