Renovations are an intimidating process to go through for many. Whether it’s the construction aspect that scares you or the money involved, when all is said and done, it’s generally worth the hard work. There are two directions you could go – you could keep the home’s original structure (aka the bones) and renovate from there, or you could start from scratch by knocking out walls and adding on new square footage.
In terms of authentic farmhouses, we love the idea of keeping the original character of the home. Today’s featured customer is Amanda from Maine. She and her husband chose to stick with the basic structure of their growing family’s home and renovate from there. With raising five children, maintaining her blog and tending to several farm and garden projects, this was the ideal choice for the family of seven as they are plenty busy on their own.
With sticky little fingers and muddy feet from the garden, the Soule family knew that the bathrooms would need to be pushed to the top of the renovation list. They wanted to retain the original character of their home while saving both time and money, so you’ll still find the original tile work in tact.
Choosing the Acworth Bathroom Sconce was a simple choice because of it’s classically vintage appearance. A visitor to the home may even mistake this farmhouse sconce to be an original fixture. The Acworth not only looks perfect in the room, but it really dresses it up too. Little accents of Polished Chrome can also be found in the faucet below, and while they maybe be subtle, they really can make a big impact. Because of limited space, Amanda only needed one wall sconce for the room. More than likely there is an overhead lighting source as well, but a little extra vanity lighting is always helpful.
Top Photo Courtesy of Soulemama