Take a Peek Inside This Stunning, Fully-Stocked Party Barn

Architectural designer Kevin Transue transformed an ordinary utility barn into a stunning, fully-stocked entertainment space complete with a state-of-the-art wet bar, full catering kitchen and many more drool-worthy amenities.

Have you ever dreamed of turning your outdoor storage building into a luxurious private getaway? One suburban family made this dream a reality when they commissioned architectural designer and certified remodeler, Kevin Transue of CHC Creative Remodeling, to transform their 3,200-square-foot equipment barn into a fully functional entertainment and leisure space. The result? An unbelievably stunning party barn featuring a 24-foot, LED-lit wet bar, fully-stocked liquor shelves, catering kitchen, oversized fireplace, 84-inch TV, 1,200-square-foot patio and much more.

Red Party Barn Exterior With Back Patio With Square Fire Pit

Red Party Barn Exterior With Back Patio With Square Fire Pit

Photo by: Kevin Transue

Kevin Transue

An NARI-certified remodeler and passionate craftsman, the Kansas City-based designer oversaw the barn's design from conception to construction. The gorgeous final product was not only a hit with his clients but also caught the attention of HGTV fans, who voted the barn the winner of HGTV's Fresh Faces of Design "Design With a Passion" category.

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After

Exterior of Gorgeous Red Party Barn With Open Yard
Kevin Transue

Exterior of Gorgeous Red Party Barn With Open Yard

Located on 15 acres of land in the middle of a suburban neighborhood, the barn was originally used as a makeshift indoor basketball court and miscellaneous storage unit. "We started with a huge, uninhabitable equipment storage barn and turned it into the go-to place for all family events," says Kevin. "[It's] a barn on the outside, a party on the inside with everything — and I do mean everything — that they need to make it a success."

Kevin added a modern metal wrap-around awning to the exterior to provide protection from inclement weather and give the structure much-needed curb appeal.

Paver Patio With Stone Steps and Square Fire Pit

Paver Patio With Stone Steps and Square Fire Pit

Photo by: Kevin Transue

Kevin Transue

A few feet away, a 2,200-square-foot, multi-tiered patio offers ample outdoor seating, an integrated sound system and a cozy fire pit for year-round outdoor entertaining.

Inside, Kevin faced the challenge of creating a cozy, inviting atmosphere out of a drafty, 3,200-square-foot room. "[The barn] has a ceiling constructed of 40-foot steel bar joists, producing a completely open floor space with no visible support other than the 14-foot walls themselves," says Kevin. "As a basketball court, that's great. But in a living space? That's just too open." So, he installed wood columns in each corner of the room and behind the bar to add charm and give the illusion of a smaller, more intimate space.

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Long Bar With Wood Barstools in Rustic Great Room
Kevin Transue

Long Bar With Wood Barstools in Rustic Great Room

Kevin was able to focus his energies on the fine details of the barn's modern-rustic design, cutting no corners when it came to choosing materials and technology. The 24-foot bar, clad in a single slab of live-edge black walnut wood, is accented by custom cabinets made from reclaimed barn wood. A gorgeous, oversized natural stone fireplace makes a bold statement in the adjacent sitting area and boasts an 84-inch TV, perfect for game days or movie nights.

Three 150-pound antique iron and bronze chandeliers, which can be raised and lowered by built-in chandelier lifts, provide gorgeous soft lighting throughout the warm, rustic space while color-changing LED strips add pops of fun color under the counter and behind the bar.

Kevin's favorite feature is "the dual staircase, serving as a backdrop to the bar and ceiling to the kitchen, climbing 26 treads and landings from two separate starts. Not only is it cool, it was a huge challenge to pull off!"

Rustic Wet Bar With Bronze Cow Head Decoration

Rustic Wet Bar With Bronze Cow Head Decoration

Photo by: Kevin Transue

Kevin Transue

This gorgeous party barn is a true testament to Kevin's skill and passion for design. "Passion is a great motivator," he says. "If you're truly passionate, you're recognizing ideas, concepts and examples in everything you experience. Trust yourself and let your passion be your guide."

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Exterior of Gorgeous Red Party Barn With Open Yard

Red Party Barn Exterior With Back Patio With Square Fire Pit

Rustic Bar With Long Wood Countertop & Wooden Barstools

Photo By: Kevin Transue

Chain-Hung Shelves With Lanterns on Untreated Wood Walls

Photo By: Kevin Transue

Covered Patio With Natural Wood Benches and Lantern Sconces

Long Bar With Wood Barstools in Rustic Great Room

Rustic Wood Foyer With Sliding Barn Door

Rustic Kitchen With Open Storage and Wood Beams

Spacious, Rustic Living Room With Stone Fireplace Surround

Rustic Wet Bar With Bronze Cow Head Decoration

Rustic Bathroom With Natural Wood Floating Vanity

Photo By: Kevin Transue

Kitchen Sink With Rustic Wood Cabinetry & Black Countertop

Rustic Great Room With Natural Wood Bar and Stone Fireplace

Paver Patio With Stone Steps and Square Fire Pit

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