Farmhouse remodel – our renovation before and after

Hi friends! Man, this weekend went by way too fast. We finally finished up some landscaping in front of the house, power washed the deck, porch, and outside furniture, and started working on the chicken coop. There’s something about having the porch and patio furniture outside that makes me so happy and excited for the warmer months.

I’ve gotten a few requests to post pictures of our farmhouse remodel, so here are a few before and after photos of our renovation.

Ben and I moved to the farm a few months before we got married three years ago. His grandmother unexpectedly passed away, and it was always Ben’s dream to live on the farm. We immediately sold the house we were flipping (to my sister and brother-in-law!) and purchased the farmhouse.

The house itself was old and outdated, but we decided to move in “as-is” to give ourself a bit of time to make renovation plans. Well, I got pregnant within a few months of being married, so we needed to expedite the whole farmhouse remodel a bit. We quickly finalized plans and moved into an apartment for about 6 months during construction. Ben and his dad completed the renovation themselves during nights and weekends. It was a rough few months, but it was worth it.

We cut our timeline close, but Ben and his dad thankfully finished the remodel on time and we moved into the house about 2 weeks before I delivered my daughter. WHEW, it was a crazy year to say the least!

Anyway, about those before and after photos of the farmhouse remodel. The house needed to be completely gutted, but it had so much potential!


farmhouse remodel renovation before and after

We wanted to create an open concept design that would allow us to easily entertain friends and family. Plus, having the kitchen open up to the living area makes it much easier to wrangle kiddos. Vaulting the ceiling makes the space feel much larger than it actually is.


Thankfully Ben and I have the same design preferences – we both gravitate towards a rustic, farmhouse style. Hubby tore down an old barn and was able to keep all of the barnwood (SCORE), so we incorporated barnwood into different areas of the house. He built the light fixture above the island, wrapped the exterior of the island, and covered the accent wall all in barnwood.


We also created an entry way to gain some extra storage space.

farmhouse remodel renovation before and afterHubby scored this beautiful stained glass piece as a gift from his parents. They acquired it from an old church and it works perfectly in the space.

farmhouse remodel renovation before and after

The original bathrooms were pretty rough to say the least.


farmhouse remodel renovation before and after

Although the bathroom space is a bit small, we maximized the space with a double vanity. Light colors make the bathroom feel a bit larger as well.

farmhouse remodel renovation before and after

farmhouse remodel renovation before and after

The powder room was super outdated.

farmhouse remodel renovation before and after

So we gave it a complete overhaul.

farmhouse remodel renovation before and after

Our master bedroom definitely wasn’t the most relaxing space. It needed A LOT of work.


farmhouse remodel renovation before and after

We vaulted the ceilings in the master bedroom and incorporated barnwood detailing on the ceiling. I absolutely love this room!

For the nursery, Ben built a rustic barnwood wall. We incorporated a light pink and gray theme throughout the room.


Last but definitely not least, the screened porch is EVERYTHING. I honestly didn’t think that this porch had any potential before the farmhouse remodel. Once again, hubby proved me wrong. These before and after photos are my favorite.


farmhouse remodel renovation before and after

I’m dreaming of lounging on the porch while drinking a glass (or two) of wine, eating sushi, and watching our chickens and goats in the backyard once this baby comes.

farmhouse remodel renovation before and after

Well, there’s the before and after photos of the farmhouse remodel so far! We still have a ton of plans for the house moving forward. We’ll be converting the playroom into the nursery for baby #2 in the next few weeks, and we’re finishing the basement to have an extra play area. Ben and I also plan to add a master suite addition in the years to come. We’ll eventually build a garage addition as well along with expanding the farm, but we’re taking it one step at a time. We’ll post progress photos on the blog, so stayed tuned.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! 🙂

Farmhouse Remodel/Renovation/before and after: Question of the Day

Have you ever remodeled a home? What were your experiences like?



  1. I found your blog from your post on Peanut Butter Fingers and I just had to say I am so impressed by your renovations! Your home is absolutely beautiful. My husband and I bought a fixer-upper about a year ago and have been slowly changing it room by room. I am astounded by how quickly you got everything done!

    1. I’m so happy you stopped by the blog! 🙂 thanks so much for the positive feedback! The house was pretty rough- mice decided to move into the basement, out kitchen flooded, and I was pregnant, so we didn’t have much choice but to do it quickly! Remodeling can be super hard (especially when you’re living through it!) but you’ll love it when you’re finished! 🙂

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