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Farmhouse

1700-Present


Early settlers in the rural South erected hall-and-parlor or I-houses that defined the Tidewater South tradition. Their full, wide porches kept the Southern sun and rains at bay.


General description:

  • Two stories

  • Simple box shape

  • Central entrance

  • One-story shed extensions

  • Full front porch


Exterior features to consider in kitchen design:

  • White clapboard

  • Double-hung windows with shutters


Recommended kitchen design elements:

PL-G-Art-Deco-recessed

Cabinet Doors

  • Type: Inset

  • Style: Recessed panel

  • Finish: Stain

  • Wood: Maple or oak

Countertops

  • Laminate

  • Soapstone

Flooring

  • Linoleum

  • Ceramic

Architectural Details

  • Simple crown molding

  • Dado board

  • Chair rail


 



 

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