Barndominiums: One of 2021’s Biggest Home Design Trends – Midwest Home Magazine


A Barndominium

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A few generations ago, farmhouses were commonly designed to accommodate various farm tasks. For example, many houses contained root cellars, where produce was stored to preserve fresh food during the winter months. In some homes, the living space was even located above the barn or shed to allow living and farm activities to take place all in one building. 

This architectural style seems to be making a 21st-century comeback with the rise of barndominiums being built throughout the United States.

What is a Barndominium? 

The word “barndominium” was created from the words “barn” and “condominium,” meaning that it combines the functionality of a barn with the comfort and living space of a typical home. The basic structure is typically large and open, leaving plenty of room for customization to fit you and your family’s needs. Some include a second-floor living space above a first-floor workspace, barn, or garage. Others are single-story buildings with an attached garage or workspace. Modern barndominiums combine practicality with a beautiful aesthetic that has grown in popularity in recent years. 

A Barndominium

The Benefits of A Barndominium

Many factors make a barndominium an appealing choice, especially for individuals
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