Farmhouse design is a traditionally nature country style house for those with need for a farm familys life. Farmhouse design has a lot of variation but mostly they are consisted with two floor plus attic that can be transformed into additional bedroom for those who liked high place. first floor are used for kitchen, utility room, living and family room. Farmhouse design usually have a fireplace as a gathering point.
For a basic design draw a four room with two story house. The four room may differ in both floor. Draw a hallway in the center and connect it with the stairs to the second floor. Under the stairs to the second floor is the entrance of the basement. Doors will placed in the center front wall.
For the exterior option, choice vinyl as your material. Old farmhouse design might used wood plate but they are not easy to take care of, have a shorter usage time. Vinyl on the other hand are cheaper and easy to maintenance. If you have a chimney you can make a back to back fireplace so you can have two fireplace with one chimney. If you dont want to bother with traditional fireplace, there are electric or gas powered fireplace.
The four room on the first floor should be used for kitchen with chimney, living room, family room with fireplace and dining room. If you have a small space, you may remove the wall to combine the family room, kitchen and dining room into one. Keep the wall that surround the living room to keep your privacy from your quest.
The second floor should be consisted of one master bedroom, two bedroom and a nursery if you have a baby children. Other variation can be used such making a bedroom for two and use the spare for a combination of reading, library and study room.