Sideline Income: Turn Your Barn into a Barndominium!

As you consider different rental property options, why not convert your old barn into a barndominium!

Between inflation and the economy, it can be difficult to get enough money and to pay all of your bills. One option that a lot of people have started to try in upstate New York is adding rental income to their budget. As people consider different rental options, especially short term rentals such as Airbnb or vrbo, they’re willing to consider other unusual options that they may not have otherwise considered. In fact, many of these individuals will look for a more unique place to stay, which will make a barndominium vacation rental on your Rochester property stand out!

Sideline Income: Turn Your Barn into a Barndominium!

Let’s start by looking at what a barndominium is. When you already have a barn on your Rochester property, a barn conversion is the process of changing part of it or all of it into a barndominium. It basically changes it into a living space for friends, family, guests, or rental visitors. But what’s involved in this process?

To start, you’ll want to consider the condition that the barn is in. If it has issues with the roof, walls, or windows, it can create some issues that will need to be addressed prior to beginning the interior construction. Beyond that, you’ll want to consider what other items you’ll want to change in the process. This can include adding more windows, adding residential doors, and upgrading the electrical service to the barn.

Once you have the basic services in place, you can have a lot of fun with your interior design work. You can create a really luxurious surrounding to contrast with the barn appearance, or you can go full country with corrugated tin wainscoting, barn wood paneling, industrial light fixtures, buffalo check curtains, and other details that will make your rental more memorable.

After you’ve come up with some ideas, it’s time to talk to contractors. At Maressa Remodeling, we’ve handled a lot of home improvements and remodeling projects over the past quarter century. If you want help with a barn conversion on your Rochester property, our team of seasoned professionals are ready to help. Please feel free to contact us today with any questions, for more details, or to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced team members.


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