To renovate a barn, determine which aspects of the barn require repairs and create a flexible blueprint for the renovations. The costs may vary significantly based on the types of renovations completed.Continue Reading
Renovating a barn into a habitable home may require installing windows and insulation and often includes additional support beams. Paneling or another type of wall board and flooring are also necessary additions. The materials used in the renovation and the size of the barn can be used to determine the cost of materials. For instance, hardwood flooring may be more costly than installing carpeting. Plumbing and electrical wiring should be included in the estimated costs.
Many regions in the United States require a building permit before renovating buildings. The cost of licensing and fees may vary depending on the city or state of residence. In addition to building permits, homeowners may be required to have the building inspected for safety. Inspections may include an assessment of the plumbing, electrical system and overall safety of the building, and they can cost several thousand dollars after each required inspection and permit is obtained.
Foundation repairs can cost up to $25,000 as of 2014, depending on the integrity of the current foundation and the types of repairs needed. Renovations to make the barn habitable for animals are often less costly than turning a barn into a home and opting for reclaimed materials can reduce the budget for both types of renovations.Learn more about Outdoor
An FHA 203k loan is a loan that enables homeowners and buyers to take out money for the home along with the amount needed for any repairs or renovations, as stated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This type of loan can function similar to refinancing for someone who already owns the home.Full Answer >
Menards offers pole barns that are predesigned and priced out with needed materials. Customers are able to purchase the needed materials based on plans. Menards has a pole barn estimator on its website for customers to design their own products and receive approximate costs.Full Answer >
It is possible to get old barn wood and reclaimed lumber from owners of old barns and other buildings and from remodeling contractors. Another way is to place an advertisement in a local newspaper stating that you are willing to buy old barn wood.Full Answer >
The benefits of using a pole barn kit are its affordability, adaptability, versatility and structural integrity, according to APB Pole Barns. Most convention structures, which are built onsite, use built-stick framing that is much more expensive than using a pole barn kit. For example, a structure made with a pole barn kit, may not require a concrete or block foundation, the expensive equipment, materials and manpower used for most conventional constructions.Full Answer >