Your home is for the vast majority of people the biggest and most expensive investment that you will ever make, so getting it right is important. When it comes to making sure that you have the dream home, there are many ways that you can do this, and something that is a popular option is converting an older building into a home. Barn conversions in particular have really taken off in recent years, and there are many reasons for why they are so appealing – here are just a few of them…
Easy Access to the Countryside – Having had to stay at home with limited travel options over the last couple of years, something that many people have found is a new love for the countryside. Being able to go out and enjoy beautiful rural locations and the tranquillity of the great outdoors is good for both physical and mental health. Barns being located in rural areas of course offer this easy access to the countryside so appeal to those wanting to live in a place surrounded by natural beauty, where they can enjoy a country walk on their doorstep.
Open Plan Living – Because of the style and size of barns, they are great choices for those that want to embrace open plan living. Barn conversions are ideally suited to this, having large, open spaces rather than tiny rooms. They also have higher ceilings which also gives the feeling of more space. So, if it is lots of space you are after, as well as a home where all the rooms flow into each other, then a barn conversion could be a great choice for you.
A Home with History – Most barns were built in a time when farming was a much bigger industry in the UK than it is now. Because of this, most are historic, listed buildings and planning laws will require most of the original features to be retained. This means using materials like these Timberpride oak trusses when converting them, to ensure that they remain in keeping with the style and age of the barn. This gives a sense of history and personality to the home, which most modern homes lack.
Unique Interiors – A huge appeal of converting a barn is the ability to have a say in how you want the interior to be laid out and to create something that is suited to your own individual needs. A barn conversion offers a kind of blank canvas that you can design to your own specifications and requirements.