Every farmhouse deserves a makeover in 2022. Although the classic farmer-chic look was in for several years, just because you live on a farm doesn't mean your home has to feel trapped in that one style forever.
Instead, it's a good idea to consider adding more details and perks to your property. These are seven of the best farmhouse upgrades everyone should add in 2022 and what they can do for your property.
Adding Gorgeous Wood Details
Wood is one of the oldest materials, yet it still can breathe fresh life into whatever property it's in. Millwork products are making a huge comeback in 2022, as homeowners use wood details to make their rooms look far more thorough and expensive, with intricate or subtle shapes guiding guests' eyes to what they want them to see. There are a million different ways to use millwork, and each gives you the chance to put your own twist on things.
Updating Your Roof and Gutters
Your roof and gutters should be updated before they’re out of date. Although many farmers would rather pour that money into their business: updating your roof and gutters can’t be avoided. Not only does a good quality roof ensure that your heating and cooling bills will be lower, but updating things like vented soffit panels and covered gutters, ensures that your property will last longer and look better while it does it. Take the time to make this upgrade the moment it's due.
Investing in Windows
Windows are a major upgrade that all farmhouses should make in 2022. Although you can still go for the classic grid-style windows and fit whatever style you want: updating your windows ensures that you'll keep your home as separate from your farm as possible.
Good-quality windows offer better protection against things like noise pollution that can come from agricultural work, as well as trapping out heat or cold so that your home stays at a comfortable temperature for far less money.
Updating Your Mudrooms
Most farmhouses have a space where you can enter and kick off the boots and work gear. These are commonly called mudrooms and give you the chance to get out of work gear so that you don't have to walk around in them. Consider upgrading your mudroom and placing your laundry room near it- if they're not already close together. This will minimize the amount of dirt and mud that makes its way into your home and will ensure that you don't have to worry about spending a ton of money on replacing stained carpets or scratched hardwood floors.
Beyond this, you can build a built-in cubby system with trays for boots and work clothes so that if they're not being fully washed or cleaned between uses, they at least will have a secure place to sit.
Creating Beautiful Pathways
Create pathways around your home that allow for your property to feel more like a house in its own right than a farm home that you happen to live in. You can do this using concrete, brick, or any other material that interests you and adding flowers or other plants along the pathway. Consider also using this as a way to lead to exterior structures like gazebos, ponds, or anything else that you would want to walk to from your home.
Updating Old and Cracked Driveways
Driveways crack and deteriorate over time; it's something that's incredibly hard to avoid. Unfortunately, this can eventually lead to issues like damaging the tires on your vehicles and posing a risk for anyone walking up or down your driveway.
If you don’t want to replace it yet, consider looking into concrete repair kits instead. This will help correct the cracks or issues and will ensure that you don't have to worry about people being hurt or vehicles having issues with the driveway.
Adding More Smart Technology
Smart technology is something that every property should have in the modern age. For many farm owners, it's not something they immediately feel like they need to add: but it's something you should consider anyway. A smart thermostat can save you hundreds on your heating and cooling bill every month. Beyond that, adding things like smart home assistants like a Google Home or Alexa can give you the chance to communicate with people at home while you're out working the land or tending to animals.
You can even add a smart doorbell to your property and smart cameras so that you can keep an eye on your entire farm by simply looking at your phone. It's time to embrace new technology and everything it can do for farmers.
Your Farmhouse Doesn’t Need to be Stuck in the 1800s.
Although there are some farmhouses that benefit from the classic look: your farmhouse shouldn’t look a thousand years old. Instead, update your property so that it looks and feels as homey as possible.