Oct. 5, 2022
Barndominiums - The Hottest Trend In Connecticut
For the past few years, people have been ruthlessly shedding the excess in their lives to squeeze into a home smaller than a walk-in closet. Well move over tiny houses, millennials are trading their minimalist, cramped space for the expansive lifestyle of the barndominium.
A barndominium is a play on words orginally used to describe a living space built inside a barn or auxiliary building primarily used to house on-site employees. Over time, it morphed to include guest suites or rental units over garages and now it incorporates a new design style. Barndominiums typically are mixed-use structures including either a workshop, garage or other utility room.
Modern barndominiums use simple barn or industrial buildings and convert them to spacious homes. Often these can be added to an existing structure but home builders have latched on to this growing trend with building kits or quick-install prefabricated buildings, All incorporate wide open spacesl a blank canvas for the homeowner to use in creating the perfect home for their needs.
Merging farmhouse rustic with comtemporary industrial style, these homes offer big open rooms that often house living, dining and kitchen areas. Because there ais minimal internal construction - few walls open ceilings building cost are lower then traditional homes, making this ab attractive option for younger home buyers who don't want to sacrifice style to save money.
Barndominiums bring the simplicity of an urban loft to the softer rustic design of an upscale farmhouse. After years of craving the simplicity of a tiny house, modern homebuyers are finally taking the concept of an easy lifestyle but enjoying the luxury of expansive living space.