When you have an old barn that you aren’t doing anything with, there is no reason why you can’t alter it into a home. There is a lot of potential in barns and the possibility to create a cozy, rustic home is something that you shouldn’t overlook. Here is how you can convert a barn into a home.
Ask a Designer for Help
Before you begin your project, you may want to speak to a designer. Odds are, you are going to not only need a designer, but contractors to carry out the build. Your designer can help you deide how to remodel the barn in the best way possible. You may choose to integrate rustic elements to blend in with the space. The point is that the designer can blend functional with style.
Use Typical Materials
When it comes to remodeling and building a home space, you can use a lot of the same materials that you would use in a traditional renovation. You can add drywall, stone, ceramic tile and hardwood flooring.
All of the standard and traditional home materials are available. You can use these materials to fit your personal style and create a dream home out of the barn.
Utilize the Space
When it comes to space, your barn has to be big enough to house your family. Older barns have bents that frame the barn. The spaces between timber framing is about 10-18 feet wide and 30-50 feet long. The space is called the bay. If you have one or two bays, you can begin to build your home. Now, if you have extra space, such as a hay loft, you can add more square footage to your home.
If you have an old barn that you would like to remodel into a living space, it is perfectly doable. All you need is the help of a designer and a remodeling team that can create a functional and practical living space out of a barn. In fact, some teams specialize in timber framing homes.