Living in Texas is an experience all of its own. The size of the state allows people to choose the kind of lifestyle they want to live. Some prefer living in downtown Dallas, others enjoy getting out of the city to the ‘burbs escaping the hustle and bustle of the big city. But there’s nothing more Texan than getting out even further and escaping completely out into the prairie.
These kinds of people enjoy a different kind of lifestyle. Texas or the “Lone Star State” is often known as the rancher’s paradise. It is not hard to see why either. The plains of Texas have been part of this traditional lifestyle for many generations past and countless future generations as well.
On these lands are sometimes abandoned barns or outbuildings that have succumbed to the elements of grueling weather and time.
But, the ingenuity of Texans knows no bounds. A recent real estate fad has found a way to repurpose these forgotten buildings into places of living and recreation. This doesn’t mean all “Barndominiums” come from old, rundown outbuildings. In fact, a lot of Texas-based companies specialize in assembling Barndos using new innovative designs and modern construction materials. Many of them are also more luxurious than their urban and suburban living counterparts.
The pros of creating your own luxury, dream home are plain as day in one word, customization. You can have every amenity that you could ever dream of installing into your Barndo. They also make ideal places to do more than just live. The seclusion and quiet lends itself to making a great home office, free from distractions, and even more popular is the recreational use for the often expansive land they are built on. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and many other outdoor activities.
Also, another pro for most people is most Barndos are isolated or on land you own. So if you are one of those that enjoys some peace and quiet and more than your fair share of solitude there’s nothing better than sitting on your barndominium’s front porch and enjoying a relaxing evening.
So, let me sum up the good parts:
- It’s your land, you do what you want with it.
- Take a break from that city grind, and drink up those Texas days and nights with you and yours.
- Build it however you want.
- Barndominiums are a growing trend. If, you’re not using it, then rent it out for others and let that investment pay for itself. AirBnB has a growing segment of people looking to take a vacation out in barndominiums.
Now, for the ONE con, and don’t worry about a thing. I’m here to let you know that I’ve got a fix already in mind to remedy those problems (this includes you too fellow Barndo owners).
The #1 Drawback of Most Barndominium Floor Plans
“What could it be?” You might be wondering. You would think living on your own land in the home you built would be something close to perfect. And you are right. It’s pretty close, but those “modern construction materials” I mentioned earlier refer to the sheet metal used for the walls and roofing of your barndominium.
“So, what!” You probably exclaimed. I know, I did.
Most barndominium floor plans simply don’t account for cell reception, and who can blame them. Most people don’t consider their cell signal as something that they can lose. Being able to pick up your phone and call or text someone is as natural as breathing and you wouldn’t plan your house around how much oxygen it brings in.
Also, add in the isolated nature of your current or future barndominium coupled with the sheet metal, insulation, and other building materials. The cell reception can be close to non-existent. Not to worry though, this is a common complaint from many owners of barndos.
And at HiBoost we have the solution.
Cell Phone Boosters for Barndominiums
To start, if you have not heard of HiBoost, we are a Texas-based manufacturer focusing on providing the highest quality of signal boosters for consumers and businesses. We use only the highest quality products including a ruggedized die-cast aluminum alloy shell to ensure that your new booster can withstand the blistering summers and frigid winters here in Texas.
We have several products, which are perfect for any barndominium resident. A few of the common solutions that we have set up for our friends enjoying the barndo life:
The Home 4K is a great solution for most barndominium residents. It provides ample coverage over all but the largest of barndos. The one drawback is that because it is the smallest booster on the HiBoost line it does need a stronger outdoor signal to adequately boost throughout a whole barndominium.
The Home 10K & 15K is the best option for those that are too off the grid for the Home 4K to boost. These powerful boosters are able to take even the weakest outdoor signals and boost them to allow you to once again be able to make calls or send and receive texts without interruption again.