Modern Farmhouse Facelift in Ohio

After purchasing their Ohio home, Amanda M. and her husband knew the exterior needed a fresh look, but struggled to visualize possibilities and finalize plans to move forward with the project. Nervous about making costly decisions they would later regret, Amanda decided it was best to partner with the professionals at brick&batten. About a year of renovations later, the couple is confident that brick&batten not only provided beautiful designs, but made the renovation process easier — and our work helped increase their home’s value by over 20%! Keep reading to learn how brick&batten facilitated Amanda’s achievement of her modern farmhouse facelift.

Are you struggling to commit to a design for your home’s exterior? The experts at brick&batten have a solution! We help bring your ideas to life, visualizing your home at its full potential using our virtual exterior design services. Deciding on a paint color, style of stone, or anything else having to do with exterior design doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Learn more about what we do.

outdated two-story dark blue home with white trim

The Before

The exterior of their new home was a challenge, especially with the large, set-in shingle siding accents and narrow sidewalk. Amanda knew that, with a professional eye, they could fall in love with the outside just as much as they did the inside.

We loved the floor plan, but were underwhelmed by the exterior. We had a few ideas of what we wanted to accomplish, but really didn’t have a clear idea of how to get the look we wanted.

virtual rendering of Modern white farmhouse with wood accents and a stone driveway

The Design

Amanda thought brick&batten provided her with a “unique, classy, and quality working plan.”

To give Amanda’s home a modern farmhouse facelift, our brick&batten designers recommended painting the exterior with our 2021 exterior paint color of the year, the dreamy Benjamin Moore’s Seapearl. This creamy off-white brightened the home. Next, adding a wood accent with a walnut stain to the arched cladding accent, perfectly contrasted with the warmth of the Seapearl paint, helped them stand out as an intentional decorative element.

The new awning with cedar columns balances the façade and also provides much needed shelter from the elements for the owners and guests alike. The double doors were painted Black by Benjamin Moore, which coordinates with the updated windows and light fixtures.

Wider siding panels, a key characteristic of farmhouses, replace the original, more narrow planks on the upper level. Speaking of making things wider, check out that sidewalk! The narrow path before was indeed “underwhelming.” Widening the path and using large cut sandstone made the walk to the front door as grand as the house itself.

The ideas that brick&batten put together were far superior to anything we could have dreamed of creating on our own.

blue outdated home undergoing exterior renovation

The Process

Amanda and her husband decided to leave the renovation to the professionals, as well. Having the design on hand while working with multiple contractors ensured a smooth experience.

We were able to easily get quotes to choose a contractor because we had a design, colors, and materials already selected. There was one point where the design saved us. We came home one day to discover the wrong materials were being put up by the contractor. By having the design the contract was based off of, the mistake was able to be corrected.

white two-story farmhouse with metal awning and cedar posts over entrance

Amanda also expressed how impressed she was with brick&batten’s customer service and genuine enthusiasm for the transformation.

They showed interest in the project throughout the construction and completion, and seemed to actually enjoy receiving updates throughout. It was like having a friend celebrating the excitement with us throughout the process.

Modern white farmhouse with black and brown accents and sandstone walkway

We love to follow along with clients’ projects and watch them fall in love with their home again. We support our clients every step of the way, cheering them on to the finish line.

Modern white two-story farmhouse with black and wood accents

The Actual After

From “underwhelming” to modern farmhouse facelift with major curb appeal!

We absolutely love our home now. It is a treat to pull into our own driveway every day and think wow, we get to live here.

Rustic metal awning with cedar and cement posts over black double front doors

The new awning and sandstone sidewalk are just beautiful! Our designers’ detailed attention to all of the colors and materials used for the new design turned this home into a show-stopper.

We have gotten so many compliments from friends, neighbors, visitors, and strangers. Occasionally people driving by stop their cars in front of our home just to take it all in.

Modern white two-story farmhouse with black and wood accents

Ready for your own farmhouse facelift?

We love this transformation and are beyond happy for Amanda and her husband.

I am so appreciative of brick&batten. They are so talented and professional; I wish I could have them help me with the interior design, too!

Whether you know exactly what you want or you don’t know where to begin, brick&batten can help. Giving your home a facelift, making design choices, and picking materials should be stress-free. Our design experts at brick&batten can make the process what it should be: fun! Get started today.