5 reasons I would like a barn conversion*
For the past couple of years I have been obsessed with wanting a barn conversion and I am determined that it will be my next house. There are plenty of reasons as to why I’d like one but here I’ve narrowed it down to just five!
1. They’re super light and airy
Barn conversions usually have plenty of light in the living areas as they have lots of large windows and patio doors. I love patio doors and they don’t necessarily have to be an expensive option – cheap bifold doors are available if you know where to look. Patio doors are the perfect way to open up your home – letting in an abundance of light and fresh air. They are the perfect way to bring the outdoors indoors without the cost of a conservatory or extension. Dress them with some shutter blinds – find window shutter costs here – and you have the star feature of any room. These shutter blinds allow you to control the amount of natural light coming in without taking anything away from the feature doors. As well as this, the decor in barn conversions is usually cream/white/neutral which are all my favourites.
2. There’s usually plenty of land
If you buy a barn conversion (or even convert a barn) you usually get a large garden or a lot of land with it. This is perfect if you have a dog (obviously I do – here’s Alfie) as there’s plenty of safe space for them to run about, usually away from busy roads.
3. The kitchens are huge
I love open plan living, especially for when you invite all your friends round for parties, and barn conversions are usually mostly open plan in the main living areas. The kitchens are always really big with a breakfast table, farmhouse sink and island and they seem like a really inspiring place to cook (not that I do the cooking, that’s the boy’s job! But I do like the eating…). Speaking of open plan, barn conversation always has the best doors and windows, it honestly had me looking at somewhere like this door replacement phoenix service for my own home.
4. They’re far from other houses
Barn conversions are usually set on their own in fields and this really appeals to me. I hate nosy neighbours and neighbourhood arguments and so living away from other people would be a bit of a dream for me. I like to keep myself to myself! Plus, there’s usually plenty of space for the cars (can just see me, rocking up in my Range Rover now) and so that eliminates any need for arguing with them next door over parking.
5. The beams in the bedroom
As the bedrooms are usually in the ceiling of barn conversions, there are usually wooden beams which give the room plenty of character. If you are converting a barn you may want to make the switch to eco-wood from Kedel if some of the existing wood has rotted. These buildings are a great mix of features (that kitchen island, the beams, a log burner, etc) full of character plus clean, minimalist decor which I love. In short – I love barn conversions!
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