Our Barndo's Exterior- I refuse to live in a boring building

Updated: Dec 24, 2020

I'm on a lot of barndominium forums, and it seems to me, the number one issue people have with this home-style, is envisioning what it'll look like on the outside. E. and I have thought long and hard about the way we'll transform our building, and today I'll walk you though the things we plan on doing to take our home from bland to bold.


Lets get to it!


Everyone and their mother saw the barndominium episode of Fixer Upper. You know, the one where Chip and Jo turned the quintessential boring barn, into a gorgeous farmhouse (which is now on VRBO for $700.00/night).




All of us became barndominium believers after watching that renovation.




My only issue with recreating that house on our property, was that it really didn't match our land. Planting a bright white building in the middle of the woods felt wrong to me. I had envisioned a house that blended in with the trees; white siding just wasn't gonna do it this time.



I'm not great at balance, I tend to dive into things full force; so with white out, everything dark was in. If you've never searched Pinterest for "dark farmhouse" then you're missing out on the most uniquely cozy-looking homes on the internet.


Here's some of our favorites: