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Can You Remodel My Home into a Modern Farmhouse?
As experienced general contractors, Scott McKee Construction can take just about any house and turn it into your preferred style. Obviously, some transformations will take more work than others (and therefore require larger remodeling budgets), but pretty much anything is possible when it comes to changing the overall style of a home.
The Modern Farmhouse style continues to be a popular request from homeowners in Orange County, including homeowners in Laguna Hills and Mission Viejo, where our general contracting company does a lot of work. This style has a lot of classic elements that won’t go out of style anytime soon, making it a great style choice for those who want to design their house in a way that won’t look dated in a few years.
Design Elements in a Modern Farmhouse
When we convert a home to a Modern Farmhouse style, we start by looking at the exterior elevation to see where we can change the existing cladding conditions. In a classic Modern Farmhouse, we would typically use a board and batten vertical siding, mixed with tongue and groove siding. Then, we would consider the exterior doors and windows and change them to have the correct grid patterns and color—often satin black. We would replace the exterior light fixtures with wall sconces that are appropriate for a Modern Farmhouse. The style of roof is another important element in the exterior of a Modern Farmhouse. The most popular material is a standing seam metal roof.
For the interior of a Modern Farmhouse, we would typically use one- or two-panel shaker-style doors with black hinges and doorknobs. Kitchen cabinetry would likely have white shaker doors, with a full overlay or inset design—often with satin brass or black hardware. As for countertops, quartz with a mitered edge detail is a popular option. Other kitchen details in a Modern Farmhouse often include an apron sink with satin brass or nickel fixtures, a backsplash of large format subway tiles, pendant lighting (in addition to task lighting and recessed lighting). In bathrooms, we would use materials very similar to those used in the kitchen.
The common choice for flooring in a Modern Farmhouse is plank wood flooring. This style can be achieved using a wide variety of materials, including vinyl plank flooring, porcelain wood-look tile, engineered wood planks, and laminated waterproof plank flooring. When a home has a staircase, we would do solid wood stair treads to match the rest of the flooring in the house, and paint the stair rises and wall skirts white. We would use squared painted balusters with stained railings and newel posts that coordinate with the flooring.
A General Contractor for Any Design Style
At Scott McKee Construction, we aren’t just experts in the Modern Farmhouse style—we can complete home remodels in any style you desire. We have built and remodeled homes throughout Orange County that were Modern, Mediterranean, Traditional, Tudor, Arts and Crafts, and more. In our 40 years as general contractors, we’ve pretty much done it all!