Move over man-caves, so long she-sheds: Barndominiums are the place to hang out now!
Barndominiums: Your Guide to a Perfect, Inexpensive Home by Chris Peterson was recently published by Cool Springs Press. Showcasing this hot new building trend, the book is a detailed idea-generator for anyone looking to build a living structure, but particularly in the countryside, where it will fit right in.
Barndominiums details the wide range of design choices with the author sketching out floor plans, potential costs, and both interior and exterior options, all backed up with and both construction and eye-catching finished photos.
If you're searching for ideas, you won't be disappointed. Peterson, a three-decade veteran home improvement author, tours through structures nation,-vide in search of the latest and greatest in barndominium living.
Plus, most designs have enough space for acreage toyz (er, toys) like cars, U1Vs, tractors, or even personalized fun and relaxation spaces.
Barndominiums-a blend of "barn" and "condominium" but commonly called "barndos" -are practical, roomy, and in many regions an answer to skyrocketing home prices. Breathtaking barndominiums are trending in the media and elsewhere from television's Fixer Upper to Airbnb.
In Barndominiums, home improvement expert Chris Peterson provides an inspirational guide for aspiring homeowners as well as those seeking a more nostalgic environment by converting existing antique barns. What's old can be new again, along with new spaces, ideas, and concepts.
OPENING THE BOOK
Accompanied by more than 100 photos of real barndominiums (inside and out), Barndominiums displays the full potential of this creative, accessible and affordable housing option.
• Why a Barndominium: Learn all a bout the benefits of the barndominium, including its flexibility, easy design, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency.
• Barndominium Gallery: Gives an inside look at barndominium interiors, exteriors, and even some sample floorplans.
• Designing Your Own Barndominium: Plan your personalized dream home, including which materials you'll use, a design guide for specific rooms, and finalizing your plans. (Also, the author goes into pros and cons to prefab versus custom design.)
• The Building Process: A guide to every step of the construction process, including hi1ing a builder or self-contracting, site prep, windows and doors, insulation, flooring, and other construction tips.
Barndominiums: Your Guide to a Perfect, Inexpensive Home by Chris Peterson is available at many big-box stores, leading bookstores, and on line at amazon.com.