There is no absolute prototype for a farmhouse, but most of us can recognize one when we see it. By definition, the originals were located on farms and were integral to the life and work of those farm families who lived there. Most farmhouses had porches since there was no air conditioning and many farm and family chores were undertaken there.
The center of family life in the farmhouse was the kitchen. Meals were prepared and often eaten there as well as home pickling and canning for the long winters. In the older farmhouses, a cooking fireplace was essential. Additional fireplaces were used to heat as many rooms as possible.
Looking back in time at the kitchen appliances you can see that over time they were evolving and now the trendy look is stainless steel appliances. Yes, these are generally more expensive than white or colored appliances. Having stainless steel appliances can help cut back on the time needed to keep the outside cleaned. In commercial kitchens, you will find their appliances are stainless steel because they are easy-to-clean and rugged.
One of the new trends is utilizing farmhouse sinks with the apron-front farmhouse sink being the most popular. It gives the kitchen a modern feel with a nostalgic look. This type of kitchen sink is meant to provide depth so you can avoid splashing yourself when you are doing dishes and are also wide enough to hold more dishes and pots and pans. To add to this trendy kitchen design you should consider using a backdrop or tile backsplash behind the sink made of subway tiles. They are inexpensive and good great with almost any other material.