Rustic Barn Home Conversions

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A dilapidated (yet charming) country barn on a green, grassy hillside might not seem like your ideal home at first glance, but we’re here to change your mind. Barn homes are trending for 2013, so take a peek at these inspirational photographs of projects done right!

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Barns already offer an open-concept design with high ceilings and tons of square footage to fit your ideal vision. With proper efforts put into wood framing, custom interior architecture and modern updates, barns can contribute space and the depth of history to your new home. No one wants to see a piece of history become firewood or collapse due to neglect and the elements! Consider a barn (the right barn, that is) as an opportunity for something beloved to reborn as a beautiful residence with the right budget, updates and likely a lot of patience.

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If you’re not in the right frame of mind to transform an old barn into a brand new structure but love the idea, you might also consider repurposing antique barn doors, reclaimed barnwood and rustic hardware in a modern space to avoid a massive overhaul.

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Photo courtesy of cococozy, lichtencraig, abduzeedo, homedsgn, theurbanaddict

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