Everything you need to know about converting your barn into a private pub

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Everything You Need To Know About Converting Your Barn Into A Private Pub

For anyone living out in a rural area, it’s likely that you have at least one barn, outhouse or shed that is not really being used. Most of the time, you know that there needs to be a conversion of some sort, if just to make use of the space. But the thought of costs and the prospect of a full scale renovation can easily put you off.

That is, until you’re doing a renovation that truly gets you excited. 

Private pubs, for instance, have become common renovation concepts over the last few years. After all, we all might want to go out for a drink after a long day at work, but not all of us have a pub nearby – or have the energy to go out and actually socialise. 

With your own pub, however, “going out” can be a thing of the past. You can simply sit back, in your own space, with the luxury of your own company. 

But what do you need to know about converting your barn into a private pub? What are the pitfalls you should avoid and how far should you actually go? Below are a few ideas to help you out at the beginning of your journey:

Don’t Be Afraid To Go Big

The first thing you need to know is that this won’t be an easy project. Whilst some people will have the luxury of an outside building that is entirely ready for conversion, yours might be a few steps behind. In that way, you shouldn’t be afraid to hire a company to knock down walls, apply a soft strip demolition, or entirely remove the building to get started from scratch – visit for more information on this.

This Won’t Be Cheap

Remember, too, that you will need to add electricity, heating, plumbing and more to keep your own private pub in order. For this reason – as well as the build itself – the conversion is not going to be cheap. This is just something to bear in mind before you actually begin. Work out how to renovate on a budget, stick to that budget and keep aware of where all of the costs will go. 

You Will Need Some Help!

It’s also important to not take on this venture on your own. Just because this is taking place in a barn and not in your house, it doesn’t mean that this is any less of a serious conversion. In order to get everything looking good – and keeping your DIY project safe – it is important to acquire some help and put as many hands into this build as possible.

Think About What You Would Like

One of the key things to remember when creating your own pub is that this is about what you would like. If you were just to recreate the pub down the road, then you might as well not bother and keep going to that pub down the road! Always think about what you would like in your private pub and go for personalisation over impersonation.

Don’t Forget To Add Character And Be Creative

Lastly, whilst you’re in the process of the big build, it can be easy to rush to the finish line and forget about the little details. But with something like this, it’s always important to stay creative and make sure you’re putting character first. Pick the right glasses, find someone who can create a retro, personalised sign, include some old furniture that you are not using anymore. All of these little details will help to make the pub feel complete when it’s all done!


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