Barndominiums are the latest real estate trend and these types of homes have been appearing all over Pinterest and people are obsessed.
These unique homes are metal barns that have been transformed into living spaces. It seems that creating a livable area from unusual places is increasingly popular.
One company that makes these types of homes in Texas, W.D. Metal Buildings says the reason for their popularity is their affordability and easy maintenance.
Why Are Barndominiums Increasingly Popular Choice for a Home?
Several generations ago, the homes where our grandparents and great-grandparents lived were usually an extension of their farms.
The root cellars in the basements for produce storage and big pantries for canned veggies were essential to those homes built in the recent past.
Fast forward a generation or two, this home style is enjoying its comeback.
They’re a growing trend in the US because of the aesthetics and practicality.
This style offers advantages for the active homeowners who want to add space for a business or a hobby without having to make a separate structure.
How Does a Barndominium Look Like?
Most barndominiums today are large and open buildings with a steel frame and sheet metal siding. The open nature gives them the appearance of a barn or a storage building.
Inside, the space is built around and above a free area and it’s usually modern.
At the end, the finished home will have all of the necessary modern-day comforts and amenities like any other home does.
Texas, Montana, and Wyoming are the regions where these homes are most popular.
One of the reasons is the large open land ownerships. Anyway, barndominiums are a practical style for any homeowners that want a large open area for activities or storage.
For example, you may need to protect or store your boat or RV or you may be into carpentry or woodworking and you need a workshop.
Interestingly, although most barndominiums are made entirely of sheet metal and steel framing, wooden options are also available.