The country lifestyle has gained popularity as more people appreciate the comfort and simplicity that goes along with it. Heartfelt messages, repurposed wood and other accents, and the hand-touched mark of homemade treasures all contribute to adding a unique look and feel to your home, but some of the built-in features create a stronger foundation in this style. As a local home builder in Oklahoma, Beacon Homes has a lot of experience in country living. We can offer some helpful suggestions to bring country tastes into your home design.
What do you picture when you think of the country lifestyle? Maybe rustic, natural, and cozy come to mind. What says this more than a cozy fireplace in your living room with a beautiful mantel? Even if you prefer a gas fireplace over a wood-burning one, it’s the fireplace surround that provides the rustic appeal. Fieldstone or brick adds a natural accent, and a rough-hewn mantel completes the look. Or go for a more traditional mantel, like we used in our Bellevue model. Just imagine the holidays with a beautifully decorated mantel and a crackling fire.
Your doors also make a statement. A front door with glass panels, for example, says, “Welcome”, so it’s a common feature on country style homes. Today’s design also brings the old-fashioned barn door inside. The sliding barn door glides along a rail, and makes a nice entrance to a room, like a study or an office. Look at the virtual tour of our Brandywine design to see how to sliding barn door was used to separate the flex room from the open living area.
Beacon Homes’ Finn’s Point design was inspired by the country lifestyle. The exterior presents distinctive architectural details and finishes, like the front porch, garage doors, and front door. Inside, the Finn’s Point floor plan features wooden beams, another accent that brings a touch of post-and-beam design to your home. You’ll also see the sliding barn door in this home. You can customize the door to your liking, making it as rustic or contemporary as you like, depending on how deep you want to dive into country décor.
As you’re imagining your country home, let Beacon Homes help you add all the details and then make it real. Our new construction homes and family-friendly communities are located in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas, including the most desirable suburbs of Edmond and within the top-rated Deer Creek School District. Contact us to get started.