Living Large in Small Spaces: Tiny Barn in the Backyard

Designer Andrea Mennes converted this old barn into a comfortable backyard retreat, complete with a living room, home office, and cozy corner for reading. String lights decorate the back porch, with chairs below for savoring those warm summer nights.

Photo By: Beatrice Pediconi

Photo By: Beatrice Pediconi

Photo By: Beatrice Pediconi

Photo By: Beatrice Pediconi

Photo By: Beatrice Pediconi

Photo By: Beatrice Pediconi

Photo By: Beatrice Pediconi

Photo By: Beatrice Pediconi

Photo By: Beatrice Pediconi

Photo By: Beatrice Pediconi

Photo By: Beatrice Pediconi

Tiny Barn Exterior at Night

This tiny barn got a head-to-toe makeover to become an inviting backyard retreat.

Barn Porch With String Lights

A roof overhangs the adorable porch, trimmed with string lights. Adirondack chairs make a comfy spot to relax and enjoy the evening.

Rustic Foyer With Green Bench

The rustic chic foyer offers a place to put your hat and windows full of woodsy views.

Contemporary Rustic Living Room With Colorful Rug

The jewel box of a living room is wonderfully full of personality with a vibrant rug, playful animal pillows and a collection of houseplants. The rug's rich colors are a perfect foil to the room's rustic wood paneled walls and exposed beams.

White Country Home Office With Pitchfork

The home office pays homage to the barn's roots with vintage tools-turned-artwork and a bright, open look that highlights the building's architecture.

Tiny Home With Office And Beamed Ceilings

This tiny barn has a home office with ample built-in storage. The beamed ceilings give height and warmth to the space.

Rustic Tiny Home With Beamed Ceilings

The beamed ceilings bring style and sophistication into this tiny barn and the light fixtures add a rustic element.

Contemporary Sitting Area With Leather Chair

Texture keeps this neutral sitting area so visually appealing with layers of leather, wood, ceramic, even the houseplants. A large window floods the space with sunlight.

Tiny Barn Storage Ladder

This tiny home makes use of every square inch of room. This blanket ladder is stylish and serves a space saving solution.

White Country Bathroom With Paneling

Shiplap walls get a fresh coat of white paint in the bathroom. And a wee floating sink takes up not an inch more of space than necessary.

Fire Pit and Barn Back Porch

A short stroll from the barn's back porch is this fire pit. Pull up a chair and pull out the s'mores.

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