Bonus: these house plans have storage built right in.

By Katie Holdefehr
October 27, 2020
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If it seems like the modern farmhouse trend shows no signs of stopping, it's not your imagination. According to a recent survey conducted by Homes.com of more than 5,000 adults across the U.S., "modern farmhouse" was picked as the favorite house style in 42 out of 50 states. Particularly in the Northwest, East, and Southeast, respondents opted for the classic, comfortable home style. According to those surveyed, modern farmhouse looks "simple, cozy, and not too busy" and like "a nice big home for a family." Since time at home has gained new importance in 2020, it's no surprise that a home style that balances beauty with comfort reigns supreme.

So, what's the first step toward making your dream farmhouse a reality? How about picking out a house plan that matches your style, but can also be customized to fit your family. Below are five of our favorite farmhouse design plans from Southern Living, complete with wrap-around porches and kitchens made for big holiday meals. The best part: Each of these house plans was designed with storage in mind, so your dream farmhouse can be both pretty and exceptionally organized.

Farmhouse #1: Whiteside Farm

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This spacious farmhouse design plan features four bedrooms and four and a half baths. Whether you have a big family or expect plenty of guests, there's enough room for everyone. 

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Open Floor Plan

In the open floor plan living room and kitchen, an exposed-beam, vaulted ceiling lends architectural interest to this hangout space. From holiday dinners to lazy weekend movie marathons, this will be the heart of the home. 

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The Ultimate House for Hosting

With a kitchen that opens up to both the living room and dining room, the hosts can be busy prepping the meal without feeling left out of the conversation. 

Farmhouse #2: Four Gables

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If a porch has always landed near the top of your dream home wishlist, Southern Living has tons of house plans for you, including this charming Four Gables farmhouse. 

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A Kitchen With Storage Built Right In

In the kitchen, tons of cabinets, drawers, and even built-in shelves under the stairs provide storage. It's easier to stay organized when storage is baked right into your home's design plan. 

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Warm Up Around the Fire

Switch up your family's nightly Netflix routine with time spent chatting or playing card games next to a cozy fireplace. Built-in shelving provides ample room for books, while the cabinets below are the perfect spot to stash board games or puzzles.

Farmhouse #3: Lowcountry Farmhouse

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With this house plan, we know where you'll be hanging out all spring and summer long: on the porch. There's plenty of room for rocking chairs, porch swings, and side tables. 

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Country Kitchen

With a spacious farmhouse sink and wood paneling, this kitchen embraces trends, yet will never look out of style.

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Main Bedroom

Oversized windows spanning nearly from floor to ceiling let natural light spill into the bedroom. Don't want to wake up with the dawn? Don't worry, light-blocking drapes look luxe and make the room feel taller. 

Farmhouse #4: Farmhouse Revival

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With an inviting wrap-around porch, this home feels comfortable and lived in, yet has all the modern amenities of new construction. 

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An Outdoor Home Office

Spending more time at home this year? We have a feeling the porch will become not only your favorite place to gather with friends, but also your second home office. Fact: Zoom meetings are much more enjoyable from a porch swing. 

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Clean, Cozy Kitchen

A large island with built-in storage anchors the kitchen, creating a gathering spot for friends and family. This is where everything happens: from meal prep to homework help. 

Farmhouse #5: Little Blue Farmhouse

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In this three-bedroom, three-bathroom house, storage solutions are part of the home's DNA. The kitchen, mudroom, bathrooms, and even the staircase all boast ample storage. 

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Wow-Worthy Kitchen

While this space can be adapted to fit any color scheme you like, we can't stop admiring these eye-catching blue cabinets. 

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Tidy Mudroom

With tons of cabinets, drawers, and hooks for stashing outdoor gear, you can keep the mess contained. Conveniently situated next to the laundry room, you can toss snow-soaked garments right in the dryer.