Amanda a Robinson, a blogger and a mom decided alongside her family to move out a large house in the city for a rustic farmhouse in the country side of Spruce Grove, Alberta. Even though the new house was quite smaller than the old one, 1,100 square feet to be precise they balanced it out by the 20 acres of open space they got on the plot. Growing up in the country herself, Amanda was on board for moving to the country since day one. And like that Amanda , her husband Jason and their two sons moved out to the country. Because buying land can be quite expensive, even land in rural areas, they decided to buy an older house from the 1940 that was on a huge piece of land making it quite easier for them to mortgage the property because it already has a house built on it. At first the house was pretty much run down and needed a lot of repair and work on it. That didn’t top Amanda and her husband so they managed to transform the old house into a beautiful little home on the prairie. The house was pretty small so they had to plan out every nook and cranny which turned into a fun little challenge for the couple.
Using Ikea’s online 3-D kitchen planer they managed to change the layout to include a 16-square-foot island for more store and allowing more counter space. Because their property is on a farm they decided to go with a modern farmhouse style using things like butcher block countertops and white cabinets with big frames around them. Their hardware is also farmhouse style with an old aged look so it fits as well. The only modern items in the kitchen are the stainless steel appliances which really fit nicely with all of the modern farmhouse finishes and décor. To finish the kitchen off the also added a farmhouse style sink, which they found at Ikea, along with the fancy faucet for the sink. They also included some shelves which hold their beautiful dishes of different colors. One interesting thing about the house is that it has no curtains, allowing the kitchen to open up to the views of the beautiful countryside. Curtains were not needed anyway since they live in the countryside and they have all the privacy they could wish for.
In the dining room instead of their six seater table they went with a four seater table that perfectly fits the daily needs of the family. For heat they have a wood-burning stove that heats the entire home and creates a cozy atmosphere in the living room. Most of the home is painted with white opening up the space as much as possible and giving it a fresh and new look. In the living room, the furniture is also white with blue accents and wooden pieces. The doors are painted light blue which adds some subdued color and making it feel soft at the same time. The entire home has tasteful décor and it shows how you can turn an old small home into something new while still maintaining its traditional charm.