Angie’s List: Carriage Houses


The humble Carriage house is more popular than ever.

Homeowners are finding new ways to use them.

According to Angie’s List in the past, Carriage houses served a variety of purposes, but fell out of favor many years ago. Indianapolis resident Andy Barton purchased a home that included a Carriage house in the backyard.

Barton remodeled it, and now rents it out on Air BNB.

“If you’re getting ready to go through a remodel, my grandfather always told me, measure twice, cut once. And that’s really important as you go through renovation. Plan the project, plan it again, plan it a third time, and then work with great people,” says Barton.

Other people have turned their Carriage houses into man caves, guest houses, in-law residences and everything in between.

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