Everything You Need to Know about the Big Barn Upgrade in Stardew Valley

Your Big Barn Guide

Should you keep the regular Barn or the Big Barn in Stardew Valley? How to unlock the big barn? How can you build the big Barn? These and other questions will be addressed here. 

Where to Upgrade

If you decide to upgrade your Barn, head over to Robin at the Carpenter’s Shop. If you’re just building it for the first time, it might take an additional day more, but upgrading takes two days.

Different upgrades can give you more and more new features. For example, the Big Barn has not only the Hay Hopper but also a Feeding Bench, and your animals can get pregnant. These features might not be crucial, but they do make the game more fun, so it’s nice to have various options. There are players who even try to get every upgrade possibly because it can actually improve the game quality.

P.S if you’re just building the Barn, it will cost you 6k Gold, and you will need 350 Wood and 150 Stone as building materials. It might take you a while to save that up if you’re just starting out, but it’s worth it.

Stardew Valley Big Barn Upgrade Cost

Let’s talk about money. How much does the Big Barn cost in Stardew Valley? Well, if you decide to get it, you’ll need to pay 12k Gold. Yes, it’s quite a lot of money, and it doesn’t even end there. For the building materials, you will need 450 Wood and 200 Stone. 

Despite the big price, you get a rather nice upgrade. For example, a regular Barn only can have up to 4 animals. Sadly, the simple version only lets you keep Cows. However, the upgraded Barn has a capacity of 8, and you can have Cows, Goats, and even an Ostrich. 

All Barns (regular, Big Barn, and Deluxe Barn) have the same 7×4 size

Deluxe Barn Upgrade

If later you’ll decide that the Big Barn is not enough for you, then you can get the Deluxe version. This version will cost you 25k Gold, and you’ll also need 550 Wood and 300 Stone as building materials. 

Of course, this sounds like a lot of money. Yet, you will get 12 spaces for your animals, and you can even have pigs and sheep. If you’re interested in keeping animals during the game, upgrading your Barn is essential.

Big Coop or Big Barn in Stardew Valley?

One of the biggest questions in Stardew Valley is which one is better – a Barn or a Coop? There are a lot of opinions about this topic, but many players agree that even if the Coop is cheaper, the Barn is more profitable. Of course, getting both is ideal, but money can be an important factor when it comes to buying buildings. 

Here’s your Stardew Valley Barn guide! It’s definitely worth getting as soon as you have enough money and building materials, and don’t forget to save up for the upgrade. It can be very profitable and even fun to have (Barn animals can even get pregnant!).

Meet the author

"Ever since I started playing Stardew Valley, I wanted to find the best tips and tricks to make the game easier and even more entertaining. That’s why I love sharing my favourite insights with other Stardew fans to see what can be useful both for beginners and experienced players!"

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