Cordes Home Builder specializes in all sorts of home construction and remodeling, but one of our favorite types of homes to build are barndominiums.
If you haven’t heard of the barndominium, you might be wondering what on earth it even is. The fun name comes from the combination of a “barn” and a “condominium.” These unique spaces are barn or barn-like structures that have been converted into living spaces.
On the outside, these homes look like they hold all of your classic farm animals, but on the inside, they’re just like any other house on the market. Homes like these can be customized just like any other. If you’re looking or a simple 2 bed, 2.5 bath home, you can have a barndominium that fits that, but if you want a 8 bed, 10 bath home, you can also have a barndominium that fits that.
These homes have a few unique aspects that set them apart from other homes and really make them special:
- Open Floor Plans
Since they are structured like barns are, they’re meant to have lots of open space, just like a real barn. This means you can alter your floor plan however you’d like. Lots of homes often have unnecessary walls that make your living space feel cramped and small, but this won’t be the case with a barndominium. You add walls where you need them, and where you don’t you can have lots of open space. This means you get the maximum potential out of your home and won’t be frustrated by blocked off rooms that are hard to utilize.
- Design Versatility
Open floor plans mean great potential for how you want to set up and design your living space. You get full control over how each room is set up and how much square footage it covers because there are little to no walls (depending on how many you want to add) to stand in your way. This means if you feel like rearranging furniture later on, you can easily do so without being limited by how each room is set up. You can essentially create the boundaries of each room with how you decorate, and many homeowners love this about barndominiums.
Spaces like these can also be easier to decorate since you can choose an overall aesthetic and match all of the furniture in your home together. Although if you’re not a fan of that, you can also use a different style or color palette for each “room” to show where one space ends and another begins. However, you choose to style your space, you cannot go wrong with the barndominium open floorplans.
Lastly, one of the biggest benefits to a barndominium is how sturdy they are. Barns are built for strength, since they need to stand up to all kinds of weather. They’re also created specifically to be more open to the elements like wind and rain, so they can easily take a beating and still stand strong. Using these same materials when building your home is only going to improve your home’s safety and give you a very heavy-duty structure.
Barn wood is insect and rot resistant, so you can rest assured knowing your home will last a long time. Or if you choose to use metal as your home’s base material, it’s going to be even tougher. Insects and rot will of course have no effect on it, but also it doesn’t burn like wood does (though is severe heat the metal can warp). There is also a high strength to weight ratio, which means the cost of transportation of materials will be lower, and that’s better for your budget.
Of course, just like with any of our construction, you’re always more than welcome to change any aspect to better fit you and your needs. We want to give you exactly what you want and make it as beautiful as possible, so your wish is our command. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to discuss a project, give us a call at (979) 218-5759 or fill out our contact form below to get in touch!