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Dive into the thrill of crafting your dream space while we navigate the challenges for you. Discover our exclusive barndominium plans, tailor our unique designs, or let us design your custom dream home from scratch in just 21 days!

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Learn About Barndominiums

A barndominium is a style of architecture with an influence of country, farmhouse and modern design that draws inspiration from traditional barns. Barndominiums are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners who want to enjoy the rustic charm and modern features of this style. While metal buildings are often used to build barndominiums, other building materials like post frame and conventional wood frame methods offer a more traditional look that can fit into any landscape. 

Barndominiums come in a variety of sizes and layouts, from single story ranch style to multi story floor plans. Most barndominiums are used as single family residences but more recently families have been building them with dual purposes. One use for a barndominium is incorporating your business into your living space. This is more commonly referred to as a Shophouse or an Shouse

This style of barndominium is typically 50% living space and 50% shop or garage space. No matter what type of barndominum plan you choose, one thing is for sure: you’ll be living in a space that truly stands out from the crowd.

Navigating the Intricacies of Your Barndominium Investment

“How much does a barndominium cost?” It’s a question that resonates daily in our offices. Crafting a precise answer requires thoughtful planning and budgeting. Here’s a quick breakdown to guide you:

  • Stock Plans: Between $1250 and $1575.
  • Modifications & Redesigns: Starting at $2500.
  • Custom Plans: From $3000 onwards.
  • Material Packages: Often called barndominium kits, these range from $20 to $30 per under-roof square foot. These packages can cover the bulk of your construction costs, including exterior framing, metal siding, roofing, windows, and doors.

Your Building Blueprint: When planning your project, a comprehensive set of plans will be indispensable. Our instant-download plans can be printed in a 24”X36” format at outlets like Staples. For those hiring builders, ensure you have 3-5 sets of blueprints for smooth operations.

Estimating Overall Costs: On average, barndominiums cost between $100-$150 per square foot. However, geographical factors and labor availability can impact this. Seeking a lower cost? A DIY approach with substantial sweat equity might be your route.

Budgeting Made Easier: Not sure where to begin? Ask us for a complimentary homebuilding budget worksheet to streamline your financial planning.

Blending Traditional Charm with Modern Aesthetics

What is a barndominium? Imagine a fusion of country farmhouse aesthetics, the practicality of traditional barns, and the sleekness of modern design. Enter the barndominium – an architectural marvel that’s rapidly gaining traction among homeowners looking for an edgy yet cozy living space.

Key Features:

  • Diverse Materials: While metal frames are a popular choice, barndominiums can also be crafted using post-frame or conventional wood, giving them a versatile look that seamlessly fits into diverse landscapes.
  • Flexible Layouts: Whether you fancy a single-story ranch or a sprawling multi-story plan, barndominiums offer a spectrum of design possibilities.
  • Dual-Purpose Living: The latest trend in barndominium living is the “Shophouse” or “Shouse”. These unique designs allocate 50% of the space for residential use and 50% as a shop or garage. Perfect for those looking to seamlessly integrate work and home life.

Embrace a home that’s not just another brick in the wall but one that truly lets you stand apart.

 

A Modern Take on Timeless Architecture

At a glance, the term ‘barn house’ might evoke images of a pastoral setting, but the reality is a blend of classic beauty and modern design. Often referred to as ‘barndominiums’ or simply ‘barndos,’ these aren’t your typical barns – they’re homes infused with an architectural nod to history.

Distinguishing Features:

  • Historical Influence: While traditional homes boast centuries of familiarity, barn house designs are revitalized versions of iconic American barn architectures.
  • Modern Farmhouse Movement: This recent trend merges age-old designs with contemporary touches, taking cues from history but reimagining them for the present.
  • Customization: While purchasing and converting an old barn is an option, it can present structural challenges. Opting for a tailor-made barn house plan or selecting from stock plans ensures architectural integrity and modern comforts.
  • Building Kits & Packages: From metal home kits, steel barndominiums, to pole barn kits and traditional stick-built packages, your barn house journey has numerous avenues to explore.

In essence, barn houses celebrate the beauty of the past while embracing the conveniences of today. Whether you’re driven by a desire for rustic charm or a blend of old and new, barn houses offer a unique space to call home.

 

A Modern Take on Timeless Architecture

At a glance, the term ‘barn house’ might evoke images of a pastoral setting, but the reality is a blend of classic beauty and modern design. Often referred to as ‘barndominiums’ or simply ‘barndos,’ these aren’t your typical barns – they’re homes infused with an architectural nod to history.

Distinguishing Features:

  • Historical Influence: While traditional homes boast centuries of familiarity, barn house designs are revitalized versions of iconic American barn architectures.
  • Modern Farmhouse Movement: This recent trend merges age-old designs with contemporary touches, taking cues from history but reimagining them for the present.
  • Customization: While purchasing and converting an old barn is an option, it can present structural challenges. Opting for a tailor-made barn house plan or selecting from stock plans ensures architectural integrity and modern comforts.
  • Building Kits & Packages: From metal home kits, steel barndominiums, to pole barn kits and traditional stick-built packages, your barn house journey has numerous avenues to explore.

In essence, barn houses celebrate the beauty of the past while embracing the conveniences of today. Whether you’re driven by a desire for rustic charm or a blend of old and new, barn houses offer a unique space to call home.

Weighing the Options for Your Custom Home Build

The barndominium journey often starts with a pivotal question: “Should I take the reins or hire an expert?” The majority opt for the expertise of a general contractor. A common concern, however, is whether a builder will be familiar with barndominium construction or if local regulations will even permit such builds.

Clarifying Terminologies: Despite the increasing popularity of barndominiums, they still aren’t as widely recognized as the traditional farmhouse style. To simplify matters, we’ve streamlined our naming approach. Instead of ‘barndominium’, our plans go by more universal titles, such as “Custom Home Plan BM2500”. Essentially, when you embark on a barndominium project, you’re crafting a bespoke home.

Advantages of BuildMax Plans:

  • Simplified Design: Our house plans boast straightforward designs with gable roofs, making the construction process more straightforward than conventional homes.
  • Flexibility to Choose: Some homeowners embrace the challenge and rewards of self-building. However, this path might entail seeking specialized financial options, as many banks require a builder’s sign-off for construction loans.

Whether you decide to immerse yourself in the DIY experience or rely on a professional, understand that you’re not just constructing a home; you’re creating a personalized sanctuary. Make your choice based on your comfort, expertise, and financial constraints.

Choosing the Optimal Construction Method for Your Dream Home

Barndominiums, with their unmistakable charm, can be brought to life through various construction techniques. While metal structures have been a classic choice, traditional methods involving post frames and conventional lumber are emerging as strong contenders. How do you determine the best fit for your project?

Understanding the Landscape:

  • Why Conventional?: Affordability, ease of access, and the wider availability of skilled laborers have led many to opt for conventional methods when building barndominiums.
  • Metal’s Strength: In hurricane-prone coastal regions, the resilience of steel framing stands out. Similarly, in fire-risk areas, steel’s resistance becomes a key factor. However, cost considerations might tilt the scales; wood-framed barndominiums could save you upwards of $30K compared to their steel counterparts.
  • Aesthetics Remain Unchanged: Whether you lean towards wood or metal framing, the signature look of your barndominium – often characterized by metal siding and roofing – remains consistent.
  • Timelines Matter: While red iron steel might require a 15-20 week lead time, galvanized rolled steel packages and wood-framed sets from local vendors can be delivered in significantly shorter durations, typically within 2-4 weeks.
  • Economy & Efficiency: Given current market dynamics, a wood-framed package is often the most cost-effective choice.

Whichever construction method you choose, it’s all about creating a sanctuary that resonates with your vision. And if you need assistance sourcing skilled builders, BuildMax is here to guide you through your home-building journey.

Crafting the Blueprint for Your Dream Home

When it comes to creating the perfect barndominium, it’s essential to begin with the right blueprint. BuildMax offers both stock and customizable plans to suit various needs and preferences.

1. Stock Barndominium Floor Plans:

  • Ready-to-Use: Stock plans are pre-designed, ensuring swift project kick-off without necessitating any modifications.
  • Exclusivity: BuildMax boasts a unique collection, far removed from the generic designs you might find with larger, more commercial providers.
  • Instant Access: Once purchased from our website, you receive a PDF of the plan, ready to be printed and handed over to your builder on the very same day.
  • Flexibility: You can purchase stock plans now and opt for modifications down the line.

2. Customizing Your Floor Plans:

  • Tailored to You: Whether it’s tweaking an existing plan or starting from scratch, customization ensures that every corner of your barndominium resonates with your personal touch.
  • Modification Methods: Simple mark-ups on the printed design or drafting new layouts using graph paper are common starting points.
  • Pricing Overview: Costs can vary based on the extent of the changes. Minor alterations might be as low as $750. On average, modifications hover around $2800-$3200, while comprehensive custom designs could range from $3500-$5000, depending on the house’s dimensions.

Collaboration: Engaging with a Junior designer means you’re not just drafting a plan, but you’re crafting a story – one that embodies your vision and aspirations.

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The Barndominium Blueprint

Step-by-Step to Your Dream Home

Land Selection: Begin your journey by securing the perfect plot that aligns with your vision.

Blueprint Selection: Delve into the world of barndominium design. Opt for an existing BuildMax plan or craft your custom blueprint.

Consultation with General Contractor (G.C.): Collaborate with a seasoned G.C. to gain insights and receive a comprehensive construction quote.

Securing Finances: Engage with a trusted construction lender suitable for your budget and requirements.

Loan Finalization: Upon approval, finalize your loan, setting the stage for the next phase.

Commencement of Construction: Witness the transformation of your vision to reality as the building process begins.

Construction Phase: Typically spanning 6-9 months, monitor the progress, ensuring everything aligns with your dream.

Homecoming: Celebrate the culmination of your journey as you step into your dream barndominium.

Why Choose BuildMax House Plans?

Top Floor Plan Designers

We work with hundreds of the nations top floor plan designers that have been drafting blueprints since the 1980's.

Competitive Pricing

We are dedicated to delivering the best pricing on all our plans. From time to time you will find we offer special discounts.

We are your partner

We want you to see us as your homebuilding partner not just a company that sells house plans. Have questions? Call 270.495.3250.

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BuildMax's Architectural Mastery

1. Why Choose BuildMax

Why Choose BuildMax?

Dive into the world of BuildMax—a boutique house plan firm that stands apart from the multitude. Our distinctiveness stems from our intimate, one-on-one approach with clients, assisting them from choosing a barndominium plan to crafting custom farmhouse designs. As authentic builders, designers, and individuals, we provide a real-life experience. Reach out through a call or text and witness the BuildMax difference!

2. Exploring House Plan Designs

A Curated Collection

Dive into BuildMax’s exclusive catalog, where our expert designers have shortlisted the best 3,000 out of thousands of house plans, focusing on the most sought-after designs. To get a comprehensive view of these select designs, visit our top 3,000 house plans. For any queries, we’re just a call away at 270.495.3259.

3. The Allure of Barndominiums & Shophouses

Revolutionizing Living Spaces 

At BuildMax, we’re pioneers in barndominium floor plans and Shophouses—a unique amalgamation of a shop or garage with integrated living quarters. Our approach to the conventional Shophouse design is transformative, blending aesthetics with functionality. With versatility at its core, BuildMax’s barndominiums and Shophouses offer three construction methods: stick-built, post frame, or steel-made.

4. House Styles Galore

Variety is the Spice of Life 

While the farmhouse barndominiums are the talk of the town, we cater to diverse tastes, from classic to contemporary. With the lumber price surge, we also provide alternative homebuilding options like steel buildings, pole barns, ICF, and modular homes.

House Styles Offered:

  • Classic & Modern Farmhouse
  • Barndominium
  • Florida & Craftsman
  • Cottage & Modern
  • Ranch & Traditional
  • Country & European
  • Mountain

5. Swift Custom Designs in 21 Days

Personalized Architectural Brilliance 

Our latest initiative offers a fast-track custom house plan design in just 21 days! Whether you’re envisioning a modern residence or a unique pole barn, we’re here to simplify and enhance the journey. With almost two decades as Homebuilding Advocates, trust the BuildMax team to be your ideal partner.

6. The BuildMax Legacy

Tracing Our Roots 

Kickstarted in 1998 as Equity Builders New Home Consulting company, BuildMax evolved over the years, launching a groundbreaking homebuilding program in 2003. Today, we’re an $80M business with nationwide operations. Our growth story is underpinned by the unwavering support of our patrons.

Rooted in care, passion, and a deep-seated love for architecture and homebuilding, our commitment extends beyond business. Embodying our ethos, we recently constructed a hybrid tiny home with meticulous craftsmanship. Experience our personal home journey, interwoven with woods and whites—Discover our story here.

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