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What are some tips for building a rustic barn house?

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One important tip for building a rustic barn house is to use wood, preferably worn, used wood from a barn or other wooden structure. This lends warmth and rustic beauty to a home.

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What are some tips for building a rustic barn house?
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Wooden features for building a rustic barn house can include reclaimed wooden floors, refurbished beams from old barns, sliding doors from an old barn entrance and butcher-block counters for the kitchen. Wood isn't the only feature that can create a rustic barn-house feel. Using farm hardware for things like cupboard and/or door handles can also add the rustic touch. Barn fixtures can be used in the kitchen with large basin sinks for that old barn flair. When buying furniture, think of the rustic charm wooden pieces can add to the dining room as well.

Don't forget the lighting. Pendant lighting can be very stylish with the butcher-block countertops. Since the idea is to create a barn feel, high ceilings give an air of spaciousness to a barn house. Though barns are not known for large windows, in a barn house setting, large windows showcase the outside landscaping, while allowing natural light to flood the area. Since this is to be a home, don't forget to insulate well with the appropriate type of insulation.

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