Building a Small Farmhouse | Pros & Cons

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The Pros and Cons of Building a Small Farmhouse

Have you ever thought about building a house of your own? If your answer is yes, you might consider getting away from gridlocked and polluted cities to build a small and cozy farmhouse in the country. It might sound difficult and inconvenient, but it does not have to be that way. You just have to plan everything out very carefully.

If you do not know whether it is something worth trying, this article should help you make up your mind. Here, you will find a list of the pros and cons of building a small farmhouse.

Building a small farmhouse like The Gemma house plan 1587.

House Plan 1602 | Small Modern Farmhouse

The Kevin house plan 1602 is now available!

This modest modern farmhouse has a charming board-and-batten facade complemented by shutters and decorative gable brackets. Thoughtful details grace each room of the open floor plan, including a fireplace in the great room, skylights above the dining room, and an island and pantry in the kitchen. A spacious front porch and a rear screened porch take living outdoors when the weather is nice. Three bedrooms are downstairs, and an optional bonus room and bathroom offer the ability to expand.

Front rendering of The Kevin house plan 1602.

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Mudroom & Entryway Upgrades for Your Home

Guest Post by: Adriana Lopez - porch.com 

Style, Welcoming Ambience, Functionality: Entryway & Mudroom Upgrades for Your Home

In many homes, the entryways need to do double duty, providing a welcoming space to greet guests and to conveniently stow items like outerwear, shoes, and bookbags. If your home has these spaces, you may already be aware of how useful they can be. However, have you outfitted yours for their maximum benefits? These spaces brim with design potential. Whether you need more storage for household items or simply want to create a more attractive area to welcome guests, you can use the following information and tips to revamp your mudroom and entryways to suit your style and household needs. 

Mudroom of The Sarafine house plan 1403-D.
The Sarafine House Plan 1403-D

What’s the Difference between an Entryway and a Mudroom?

More formally known as a foyer or entrance hall, an entryway is a space that is separate from the home’s living space. As you may already know, this area is used for greeting guests, accepting deliveries, or putting on and taking off outerwear. While many homes today feature an entrance that leads directly into the living room or kitchen, more formal or traditional homes may have a small or large foyer. These spaces may feature a closet for coats and jackets or have room to accommodate large furnishings like coat armoires or long foyer tables. 


House Plan 1604 | Small Two-Story Design

The Calvin house plan 1604 is now available!

The Calvin is a modest, two-story design with a narrow width and a front entry garage. The kitchen enjoys an island and a built-in pantry while the dining room has two skylights overhead to brighten the space. French doors lead from the great room to a rear porch for outdoor relaxation. Dual closets and a thoughtful bathroom grace the master suite while a sun tunnel brings natural light to the hallway. An office, utility room, and secondary bathroom are conveniently located on the first floor. Upstairs, find two bedrooms and a bathroom, plus an optional bonus room and bath.

Front rendering of The Calvin house plan 1604.

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House Plan 1600 | Two-Story Modern Farmhouse

The McKenna house plan 1600 is now available!

At home on a narrow lot, the McKenna is an efficient two-story design with a front entry garage. The living spaces include an island kitchen, great room with fireplace, breakfast nook, and a dining room while a rear porch invites outdoor relaxation. Thoughtfully designed, the master suite offers access to the rear porch and a sun tunnel brings natural light to the corridor. Upstairs, find two large bedrooms with skylights and walk-in closets. An optional bathroom and bonus room provide expansion opportunities.

Front rendering of The McKenna house plan 1600.

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