If you haven’t been following up with unique buildings available, hearing the word “barndominium” can easily throw you off track. The term was not popular a few years ago, but it is now gaining some traction, especially for people looking for homes that offer plenty of space, room to work, and a place to get dirty. So, what are barndominiums, and what advantages come with putting up one?
What Is a Barndominium?
The term barndominium is a play on the words “barn” and “condominium”. The term is a definition of a building that’s converted into a living space. This structure offers you enough room to put up your living quarters and a garage or shop area—sometimes, a horse stable! You might assume the structure would look plain and boring, on the contrary, these houses typically have a lot of design going on with high vaulted ceilings, large cedar timber porches, and maybe a cupola on the roof!
A barndominium house is a nice structure to live in. Like anything else in life, it’s important to get some idea of what a barndominium offers before you make the final decision to settle in one. Below are some benefits for your consideration.
A big quality of barndominium living is its versatility. The design is usually open and customizable with no interior load bearing walls, so you can transform the interior and exterior to whatever you like. Some barndominium builds feature a secondary level, such as a loft overlooking the living area, or a place for extra bedrooms. The "barn" section of the house is typically used as a oversized garage, storage space, home gym, or a great spot for those family get togethers! Tip*, consider installing a center drain in the garage so you can turn the garage into a personal, heated car wash.
Nobody wants to wait for years before they can finally call their new house a home. Fortunately, putting up a barndominium is fast because of the ease of construction. While you have the option of constructing a barndominium yourself, we encourage you to seek out a professional’s help as well as consult with your local building codes enforcement. How long does it take to build a barndominium? A typical barndominium shell can be constructed within 4-8 weeks depending on the size by our professional crews.
You Can Add Extra Space
Living in a barndominium also means that you can increase space when you need to. The overall design of these structures makes it easy to add a few walls, or extend the overall length of your barndo. Keep in mind that barndominiums are all about embracing a spacious design.
These structures come with high ceilings, which increase the sense of spaciousness while offering an uninterrupted flow of air and light. It’s easy to arrange the interior of a barndo in whatever manner you like, without worrying about things like feeling cramped and stifled.
Barndominiums are gaining popularity each day as more people realize the potential they have. Thanks to their endless customization possibilities, expect things to shake in the next few years—so much so that no two interiors will look the same!
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