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Barndominium Plans: The Best Barndominium Designs of 2023

Unleash the possibilities of your dream home with the introduction of our captivating collection of meticulously curated barndominium plans—a thrilling addition to the ever-evolving landscape of house designs. Embracing a harmonious blend of country, farmhouse, and modern styles, barndominiums, or barndos, stand as a unique architectural marvel. These extraordinary dwellings are typically constructed using three versatile methods: metal buildings, pole barns, or conventional stick-built techniques.

In the realm of barndominiums, the year 2023 presents a selection of the finest designs that embody simplicity, open floor plans, flexible construction methods, and breathtaking aesthetics. Within our carefully curated portfolio, you will discover an array of exceptional 5 bedroom barndominium floor plans, expertly crafted to accommodate families seeking abundant space and functionality.

These remarkable barndominium designs transcend mere beauty. They incorporate open floor plans that foster a sense of spaciousness and versatility, while flexible construction methods allow for customization to suit your unique preferences. With designs ranging from elegantly minimalist to charmingly rustic, each plan represents a winning combination of style and functionality.

Embrace the winners of barndominium design, where simple yet stunning designs merge with open floor plans, flexible construction methods, and captivating aesthetics. Step into a realm of boundless possibilities as you embark on a journey to create the barndominium of your dreams—a testament to architectural brilliance and a reflection of your individuality.

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Step into the world of architectural possibilities and unlock the boundless potential of your dream home. Embark on a captivating journey of creation as we guide you through the intricate process of designing the barndominium you’ve always envisioned. Whether you choose to collaborate with our team of seasoned specialists or seek a bespoke blueprint tailored exclusively for you, rest assured that simplicity and delight await you on this extraordinary path.

With meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to excellence, we will harness our expertise to bring your vision to life. Together, we will explore every facet of your ideal barndominium plan, seamlessly harmonizing functionality, aesthetics, and your unique personal style. The result will be a dwelling that transcends mere bricks and mortar, becoming a true embodiment of your aspirations and dreams.

Unleash your imagination, for your dream barndominium stands ready, eager to be shaped into a remarkable testament of architectural ingenuity and individuality. From conceptualization to realization, we will be with you every step of the way, ensuring that every detail reflects your vision and exceeds your expectations.

Let the journey begin, and witness the transformation of your dream barndominium into a remarkable living space that reflects your distinct personality and celebrates the extraordinary fusion of artistry and functionality.

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Welcome to the world of BuildMax, where we proudly present our captivating collection of meticulously curated barndominium plans—a thrilling addition to the ever-evolving realm of house designs. As you peruse our selection, we understand that your vision may exceed the existing options. Fear not! Our expertise extends beyond the boundaries, and we are fully prepared to assist you in designing a custom barndo plan tailored exclusively to your unique preferences.

With our dedicated team of experts by your side, your dream barndominium will transcend from a mere concept to a stunning reality in just 21 days. We take immense pride in being the trusted specialists in the field of barndominiums, possessing an intricate understanding of the nuances and intricacies associated with this innovative architectural style.

At BuildMax, we boldly go beyond the conventional, continuously pushing the boundaries to redefine the essence of a living space. From the initial stages of conceptualization to the final touches of realization, we will collaborate closely with you, ensuring that your custom house plan reflects your individuality and surpasses even your loftiest expectations.

Embrace the realm of barndominium excellence with BuildMax—the pioneers who seamlessly blend artistry and functionality to craft truly exceptional living spaces. Together, let us embark on a journey where innovation meets elegance, where your aspirations are transformed into awe-inspiring realities.

Stock House Plans

Stock House Plans

Browse our collection of the barndo floor plan designs to find your dream home. Our barndominium plans are exclusive and unique.

Custom House Plans

Custom Barndo Plans

We are a small boutique house plan company that can design your new house plans from scratch in as little as 21 days.

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Barndominium Kits

Metal building kits, pole barn kits, and hybrid convention wood kits are great for building a barndominium.

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.

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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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Why Choose BuildMax Barndominiums?

What makes BuildMax different ?

There are plenty of house plan companies to choose from. We have tons of stock house plans to choose from. There are plenty of other choices as well but bigger is not always better when you are building your dream home. BuildMax is a small boutique house plan company that enjoys working one-on-one with it’s clients. Whether we are helping our client choose a barndominium house plan or working with them on designing their own custom house plan, we love it. We are builders, we are designers and we are real people dealing with real life. Give us a call and see for yourself.

Favorite House Plan designs

The BuildMax designer have chosen thousands of house plans in a variety of categories for you to choose from. Rather than sifting through 30,000 plans, we have tired to narrow down the choices to the top 3,000 plans that are most popular. Here is a link to the top 3,000 house plans. If you have any questions about the plans feel free to call us anytime at 270.495.3250

Popular Styles you love

One of the most popular house plan styles these days happens to be farmhouse and southern living house plans. But not everyone is into the farmhouse movement, and we realize that. Barndominium house plans are on the rise as well. As prices for lumber increases people look for ways to save even more money. Alternative homebuilding like steel buildings, pole barns, ICF and panelized or modular homes are becoming popular with families looking for more economical choices. BuildMax designs floor plans for steel buildings and pole barns starting at .99 per square foot. Check this out.

What does it cost to build a Barndominium?

Although we have a complete article on the cost of building a barndominium in our recent blog “What does a barndominium cost” we can give you a rough idea of a shell package right here. What is a barndominium shell? It is the steel material package that includes framing material, roofing and siding. Metal building barndominiums are popular because in many cases they can be less expensive than wood building materials depending on the area of the nation you live in. The typical cost for a metal barndominium shell package is $18 to $29 per square foot. BuildMax has also started offering post frame kits and conventional lumber kits that include windows and doors. Check info on barndominium kits.

Did you know we can design house plans in as little as 10 days ?

We recently deployed a new program that gives you the ability to work with a pro designer to create your own custom house plan in as little as 10 days. Whether you plan to build a modern house or plan to design your own pole barn, we can make the process simple and enjoyable. Planning to build can be challenging and stressful, you need someone on your side and that’s the BuildMax team. We have been Homebuilding Advocates for nearly two decades and we know a bit about building a new house.

What's the BuildMax story ?

BuildMax started in 1998 as Equity Builders New Home Consulting company. In 2003 we launched a unique homebuilding program from our kitchen table and over the course of a few years we had grown into an $80M business nationwide. Although we have grown, we haven’t forgot who helped us get to were we are today, you. It’s why we wake up each day, it’s why love our job. We care about people, we love architecture and homebuilding and we are passionate about saving people money. So much so, that we recently built our own home from the ground up. I cut every board in the house and my husband did the nailing. It’s a Hybrid Tiny home with lots of woods and whites, check it out here.

Thanks so much for trusting us with your dreams.
Blessings,

Arlene, co-founder of BuildMax.

                             Arlene, co-founder of Buildmax.

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BARNDOMINIUMS ARE NOT BARNS.

One of the biggest misconceptions about barndominiums is that they are barns that are converted into living spaces. Although that can be true, you can convert a barn into a home but that’s not necessarily what a barndominium is. A barndominium is a style of architecture with an influence of country, farmhouse and modern design that draws inspiration from traditional barns. Just like ranch style homes, modern farmhouse or contemporary, barndominiums are in their own category of architecture. Just because you use the term barndominium, barn house, shophouse or barndo doesn’t mean you are building or plan to live in a barn.

Bankers, builders and building departments may all have a different opinion of what a barndominium is which can be difficult for the homebuyer. A banker may explain that they do not finance barndominiums while a builder may say they he doesn’t build barndominiums and a building department may state that they won’t approve a barndominium. Since the concept of barndominiums is still new it would be better to refer to the home you plan to build as a custom built home, because that’s really what it is. BuildMax has removed the word “Barndominium” off all their house plans because it causes confusion. Until barndominiums go mainstream and people fully understand that they are not barns and they are a style of architecture, misinformation will abound.

Another misconception about barndominiums is that they “must be metal buildings”, this is not true. There are plenty of barndos (short for barndominium) being built using a variety of methods including post frame, conventional stick-frame, ICF (insulated concrete forms), SIP (structural insulated panels) and in south Florida they even use concrete block walls to build barndominiums. No matter what you use to build a barndominium there are a few features that set them apart from the traditional home.

 

WHAT FEATURES SET A BARNDOMINIUM APART FROM A TRADITIONAL HOME?.

1.   Wide open spaces with vaulted great rooms created by free spanning truss systems. Whether you plan to use steel, wood or post to build your barndominium many barndominium floor plans have 2nd story lofts that overlook the great room and dining room. Since the trusses are supported by the exterior walls you have the flexibility to design any interior layout you desire.

2.   Exterior and interior barn doors is another popular feature. The doors draw their inspiration from tradition barns and can transform the overall look of the home. A good example is the BuildMax BM2500. This unique design by BuildMax has captured the hearts of thousands of people with it’s simple gable roof, black metal siding and 10’ exterior barn doors. Interior barn doors are used to further enhance the barn influence.

3.   These types of homes are typically easier to build than traditional homes with hip roofs, difficult foundations, and odd sized layouts. Most are designed as simple rectangles with gable roofs. Matter of fact barndos are the most cost-effective style of architecture because of these features. When you compare a complex foundation and roof design to a barndominium you will see how there is a tremendous savings in concrete, lumber and labor.

4.   The design style of a barndominium is distinct. This style of architecture is instantly recognizable. Barndos can take on many different looks just like any other style of architecture. They can have wrap around porches like modern farmhouse design, attached and detached garages with breezeways and they can use dormers to extend the space.

5.   Barn house plans or barndominium house plans are becoming much easier to find on the internet. A quick search for barndominium plans will yield hundreds of choices. Lot’s of plans have wrap around porches, attached garages and 2 story layouts.

 

HOW TO BUILD A BARNDOMINIUM.

BuildMax has introduced the industry to an array of ways to build barndominiums. For years metal buildings were the primary method for building a barndo, but a lot has changed over the years. A recent discussion with the owners of BuildMax (Tony & Arlene Golladay) revealed that most of their barndominium kits are being sold as convention wood-built frames using premium 2×6 spruce, metal siding and metal roofing. BuildMax answers thousands of calls a month and most people have the impression from the Internet that metal building homes are cheaper to build than wood. Although this may have been true a few years ago but at the time of writing this article the opposite is true. Wood has taken a steep dive in prices lately. Here’s a good example: at the peak of covid a sheet of 7/16 OSB cost $57.00 but today that same sheet is $9.08. This price is near pre-covid pricing. So, with that in mind let’s talk about how to build a barndominium out of wood and metal.

Most people these days are building on a slab, but crawl spaces and basements are still acceptable foundations when using wood framing. Barndominium kits and post frame kits have been popular for their convenience, price and availability. You can purchase a barndominium floor plan, order a building kit and find a builder using the BuildMax program. Barndominium kits include framing, roof trusses, siding & trim, roofing, windows, doors, screws and nails to get your home in the dry.

Hiring a builder is one of the most important parts to building a barndominium. BuildMax is building a nationwide builder network so they can offer a free builder locator service.

Financing a barndominium is another thing you may need when building a barndo. BuildMax has partnered with a couple lenders that do offer construction financing for barndominiums.

FINAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THE BARNDOMINIUM MOVEMENT.

Barndominiums are not that much different than a traditional site-built home. Every item in a conventional build will be required in your barndominium. There are a few areas you can save on when building a barndominium but don’t let someone convince you that you can build a barndo for $75.00 a square foot, that’s just not possible these days. Barndominium costs can range from $135 to $200 a sq. ft. depending on what part of the country you live and how much sweat equity you put into the project. Be cautious how you describe your new construction, remember that builders, bankers and building departments may not be familiar with barndominiums and thus they may tell you they don’t finance, build or approve barns which is far from what you plan to build.

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