When Joan and her husband Dan moved from “the beehive that is Dallas” to a town in New Hampshire that’s “so small it doesn’t even have a traffic light,” they bought a great old house that came with an interesting addition: a barn attached to the side. The challenge they faced was how to turn this big, empty, unfinished space into a room they could use.
The room is 23′ x 27′ and the ceiling is 12 1/2′ tall, so there was a lot of space to work with. Here’s how it looks now:
I actually gasped when I saw it. Beautiful!
I love that they were able to use this old barn door in the room:
The walls are covered in random-width pine boards that were painted Benjamin Moore’s “Sea Haze” (2137-50). Joan says, “It is a blue/green/grey which changes throughout the day and also varies depending on the season.”
The ceilings are white-washed pine boards.
In this photo that was taken during the remodel, you can see the opening that leads into the house with the kitchen straight ahead:
Here’s that same fireplace wall now that the kitchen is finished:
There’s a charmingly rustic half-bath off the new barn room, too:
You can see more of it here.
Back in the Barn Room, the new French doors measure almost 10 feet to the top of the header, and the top of the mantel is 6 1/2 feet. Despite the grander scale of the space, it still manages to feel warm and welcoming.
Thanks to Joan for letting me share her Barn Room makeover with you. Be sure to visit her blog For the Love of a House for all the photos and information!