A Beautiful Barn Conversion by Simon Bray


Despite not being a typical feature in homes these days, transforming old barns are always some of our favourite restoration projects – and this one is no different!

Old barns could’ve had many uses previously, with many farmers building one to house their animals. However, when the person sells the house this barn would come as an asset, and you might be looking for your own inspiration on how to get practical and fun use of the additional space.

When we saw this Buckinghamshire barn conversion on Simon Bray’s Houzz profile, we couldn’t help but want to share it with you.

Kitchen Area



The barn has been completely transformed to include a modern kitchen area that looks perfect for cooking family dinners and hosting parties. The original wooden features have been incorporated into the new design to still keep its’ personality, but adding them into the beams and ceiling supports give it a unique vibe that reminds you of the original building.



To tie-in these wooden features, the interior designer has also used dark stained wooden flooring and deep colours within the design itself. The main central island uses a gorgeous design that mimics tree bark, and the same material is used around the outer edge of the kitchen cabinets.

The high-polished kitchen surfaces provide great contrast with these wooden features and make the entire room feel lighter, cleaner and more modern.



We also love the lighting of this barn – especially where an LED suspended light panel has been used in an attempt to add modern features to the converted barn.

Now although we don’t all have the structure of a barn in our back yard, but we can’t help but wish for one when we see photos like these!

What is your favourite feature in this project? Ours is definitely the lighting!


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