We’ve all seen those hyper-unrealistic and slightly hypnotic home improvement shows that govern HGTV, such as “Fixer Upper”, “Property Brothers”, and “Flip or Flop”. These shows make renovations and remodels look quick an easy, when often that isn’t the case. Remodels and additions take lots of time and patience, and unexpected problems can easily occur.
However, every once in a while, those shows will stumble upon a new home trend that blows up in the home design industry. One such trend is the “modern farmhouse” style popularized by Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines. This style mixes traditional farmhouse aspects such as shiplap walls and rustic design elements with a polished, whitewashed finish and minimalist touches.