10 Must-Have Farmhouse Features

A farmhouse style kitchen in a manufactured home featuring a shiplap walls, island, white cabinets, coffered wood ceiling and steel range hood.

What makes a home feel like a farmhouse? Let’s break down some of the beautiful built-in features Clayton offers to add that rustic touch!

Farmhouse style reminds us of a simpler time, and to slow down from our busy day-to-day lives. And with rustic features and natural elements in your home, it is easy to unwind, relax and reconnect with your loved ones after a long day.

But what actually gives a home farmhouse style? Besides the natural elements of wood, metal and stone, it also features elegant details and small touches that add to this popular but classic home look. Let’s look at some ways Clayton can help you create the farmhouse of your dreams.

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1. Rustic Ceiling Beams

The ceiling is a place we don’t often think about when it comes to revamping the look of your home, and truthfully it can be a rather boring space. Adding rustic coffered wood beams matched with an ornately designed tin tray ceiling will leave your guests with something to talk about.

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2. Sliding Barn Doors

Not only do barn doors add the perfect farmhouse look to a home, but they’re also a great alternative to a traditional door. Because they slide open, they can help you save floor space and become a focal point for the room. And rustic, whitewashed barn doors help make the primary bathroom feel like an extension of the bedroom for the ultimate relaxing retreat.

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3. Shiplap Accents

Nothing says farmhouse quite like shiplap, which is a great way to add wood elements and texture to your home. If you love the idea of shiplap, but don’t want to maintain and clean an entire wall of it, you can add it in small doses like to your kitchen island or as an accent wall to frame out an entertainment area.

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4. Antique-Style Walk-In Shower

You can incorporate farmhouse style to every part of your home, including the bathroom ! To keep with the theme, you can add antique wood-style tiling in the shower and match it to other places in your home for a consistent, seamless feel. This change in texture in a place that you wouldn’t typically expect will be sure to leave a lasting impression.

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5. Farmhouse Sink

A farmhouse sink has a front side in lieu of fake cabinet drawers and can be made from several different materials, such as stainless steel or porcelain, to seamlessly fit with the rest of your home’s style. This type of sink is an obvious choice to bring the farmhouse feel to your home design. And as a bonus, its larger basin makes it easier to soak those bigger pots and pans.

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6. Built-in Mudroom

Just like your bathroom, your mudroom doesn’t have to lack farmhouse elements either. A storage center with natural wood will help continue the farmhouse feel throughout your home, whether it’s on the walls, shelves or cabinets themselves. Regardless of if you use it as an entryway drop zone or in your utility room, a mudroom is the perfect way to organize coats and shoes, sports equipment, pet supplies and more.

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7. Antique-Style Lighting

Lighting can make or break a space. And with light fixtures, you’ll want it to match the general style and feel of your space. Rustic-style lighting will help create a cohesive feel, whether it’s through wall sconces, pendant lights in the kitchen or chandeliers over the living area or dining room. And don’t forget about the importance of exterior lighting either!

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8. Stone Fireplaces

Having a stone fireplace will offer a grand focal point to any living area. And with warm recess lighting above it, it will have you feeling cozy even when you don’t have a fire lit. Plus, adding the natural elements and texture from the stone will enhance that more cabin-like farmhouse feel.

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9. Butcher Block Countertops

While any stone countertop can add a rustic touch, a butcher block countertop takes your kitchen and elevates it to the next level of farmhouse. Whether it’s just on the kitchen island to offer a pop of texture and warm color or for all of your countertops, you just can’t go wrong.

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10. Rustic Hardware

As we mentioned in the beginning of this post, incorporating subtle antique or homemade-looking details can really set the mood for a farmhouse style in your home. For example, rustic hardware on your kitchen and bathrooms cabinets and drawers can add the finishing touches to your space.

While these are just a few farmhouse features Clayton has to offer, be sure to continue browsing our curated collection of farmhouse models to see more. When you find a home you love, either for inspiration or for your next home, be sure to save it to your MyHome Account, along with all your other favorites.

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