2012 Idea House: Farmhouse Restoration
These ideas from our first-ever renovation of a historic home offer inspiration for floors, ceilings, and everything else—including the kitchen sink!
Front DoorBring back the welcome mat.
A Georgia farmhouse without a front porch? We couldn't believe it. This wraparound one greets visitors with style.
Upgrade the shutters.
Keep the look authentic with hinged, operable shutters all the way around.
We kept the front entry and its surround but installed a new door made of antique heart pine and flanked it with handsome copper lanterns.