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Add Rustic Feel and Function to Your Home with a Barn Style Garage

Whether you’re adding onto an existing structure or planning new construction, it’s important to consider your garage as a major component to your home’s curb appeal. If your home construction and design preferences lean toward rustic styles, a barn style garage is one way to bring the earthy look to your place. The construction pros at Tiefenthaler have experience with planning and building barn style outbuildings, and can offer some tips on creating your dream garage.

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Do you want an attached garage? Stick to the traditional country look by using barn red as the primary color. The bold contrast draws the eye to the structure, making it a focal point for your exterior style. Finish up with classic white paint along the eaves, doors and other trim.

Make sure to incorporate windows to allow light to enter your garage, especially if you’ll be using it for purposes other than parking your vehicles. Many households utilize the structure as an artist’s studio, craft room or man cave. You could also consider adding guest quarters on the second floor.

Stone is a glamorous and durable addition to your barn style garage, especially when it complements your home’s exterior and landscaping. However, use this building material in smaller doses, such as along the lower half of the structure.

The gray shades of stone work well with white or bold navy blue paint.Rustic wood stained in your favorite finish is also an elegant look to a barn style garage. The softness of wood makes it seem more cozy, as if it’s weathered many storms.

Please contact Tiefenthaler for more information on our home construction and design projects for garages and other outbuilding structures. Our building experts have been handling home additions, historic preservations and other renovation work in the Fairfield County area for over 25 years.

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