A Consumer’s Guide to Barn Homes




Barn homes feature warmth and character reminiscent of a mountain lodge; however, it is a much more economical choice. With their tall roofs and open floor plans, a barn home allows you to create an open, airy and inviting home to share with your friends and loved ones.

Do you want a home that stands out from the crowd? If so, look no further than having a barn home. This type of home uses rustic timber to create a home you can be proud of.

To maximize your space, an open concept floor plan allows you to welcome guests and enjoy their company throughout your home. Whether you choose a grand great room with a stone stacked fireplace or a family styled eat in kitchen, you can easily entertain your guests.

Because of the barn’s height, the home can be easily transformed into a 1, 1 and 1/2 or 2 story home. With a one story home, your ceiling heights will be staggering, ranging from 20 to 25 feet high. If you prefer lower ceilings in part of the home, choose a 1 and 1/2 story home. Even a 2 story home will give you 10 to 12 feet high ceilings if it is properly planned.

Because of the openness and height of the ceilings you will want to insulate your barn home well. A barn structure is often built using 2 by 6 lumber which allows plenty of space to really pack in the insulation. This will help your home stay toasty warm in the winter and cool and inviting in the summer months.

There are numerous advantages to pole barn homes, including a one of a kind home that your neighbors will be envious of, soaring ceilings, open floor plans and more. Be adventurous and have a custom built barn home built on your property.

Pole barn kits make it much easier to build your pole barn house overall, by giving you an inexpensive and quick way to build your next pole barn. Here are some ready made pole barn house plans for more information go here http://polebarnhome.net/sheds