A Closer Look at the Barndominium BM3151-GB
When you’re in the process of building a home, the process of selecting the right house plan for you can be a daunting task. There are many styles and house layouts to choose from so it can be overwhelming once you’ve been looking for a while. If you’re having trouble visualizing what a barndominium floor plan can look like and don’t know what the spaces have to offer, follow me on a walkthrough of a floor plan that’s sure to get your attention.
When you first walk up to this barndominium, you can already see that it has impeccable curb appeal. The three-car garage sits a little further back from the entrance of the house, quietly complimenting the main building. The wraparound porch boasts plenty of space for decorations and furniture to laze about. The right side of this wonderful wraparound porch hosts a fireplace that will be perfect for those chilly nights that follow a day of pleasant weather. An elegant breezeway can be glimpsed, peeking out behind the covered porch to connect the house with the spacious garage. Imagine building this barndominium with black siding; it would be an instant head-turner. The sleek elegance this barndominium offers will be awe-inspiring for any who pass by, especially if brightly colored flowers sprinkle the side of the home.
Upon walking in through the front doors, you will be greeted by a spacious great room with a vaulted ceiling. To the right of the room is a fireplace that shares the same chimney with the outdoor fireplace on the porch. A set of double doors sits off to the left of the great room, allowing access to the covered porch, as well. Standing at the entrance of the home, you’re able to see directly into the kitchen which is home to a large island that is perfect for entertaining and cooking alike. This open floor plan is the ultimate dream for entertainers. Stools can be set around the island for extra eating space while a portion of the great room can house a dining table and still have plenty of room to spare. A sofa and armchairs can be placed around the fireplace to create a cozy space that will compliment the open floor plan well.
Imagine having guests over on warm summer days. You’ll be able to leave the doors close to the kitchen open so that while you’re preparing cool drinks, your friends will be able to lounge on the porch while the designated grill master barbeques. Perhaps you want to set up a small outdoor eating area; you’ll be able to whisk away into the kitchen quickly and easily, making outdoor meals a breeze. The covered porch being so easily accessible from more than just the front doors makes it a wonderful addition to the living space and opens up multiple ways to utilize it.
At the back of the great room are a set of stairs that lead to a loft. A seating area can be set up so that it can be used as a reading space or you can simply decorate the space with artwork that you feel would be at home there. To the right of the loft is a theater room that would be perfect for spending some quality time with friends and family from the comfort of your home. This is the perfect solution to the overpriced snacks and drinks that come with your typical theater-going occasion, with the bonus of no strangers using their phones or talking through the entire movie.
The loft area is also home to 4 bedrooms. Bedrooms 1 and 2 share a jack-and jill bathroom, while bedrooms 3 and 4 also share one of their own. Similar to the master bathroom, both jack-and-jills have water closets for added privacy (if you have siblings, I’m sure you can appreciate this feature). If you’re looking to start or grow a family, 4 bedrooms give you the perfect amount of space to do so while also allowing everyone to have their own space. With the 4 bedrooms being upstairs and the master suite downstairs, parents are able to get some quiet space away from their kids or guests.
Attached to the kitchen is a spacious pantry, keeping your counter space clutter-free and housing any amount of groceries that you could throw at it. To the right of the kitchen is a hallway that leads to the master bedroom, a powder room, the laundry/mudroom, and a rear covered porch. On the right of the hallway is the master suite. When walking into the room, you’re instantly greeted by natural light streaming in from the many windows. Those windows will make waking up at sunrise much more tolerable when you’re able to take in that stunning view. A small hallway off the master bedroom hosts two large closets on either side. These closets assure that you don’t have to fight for closet space and leave plenty of space for cabinets or dressers that you don’t want cluttering the bedroom. At the end of the short hallway is the master bathroom. To the left of the door is a stunning soaking tub that faces the double vanity that will allow both you and your spouse to get ready in the mornings without fighting over who gets to use the sink or mirror. A water closet is on the right of the bathroom entrance, allowing for extra privacy. The shower is just past the water closet and has plenty of space for creating a spa-like experience.
The laundry/mudroom can be found on the left of the main hallway. This room allows for plenty of space to install cubbies to store shoes and coats while also leaving plenty of space for that beautiful washer/dryer set you’ve been eyeing for a while now. The mechanical room is tucked away behind a door in this space, giving you the elegant look you’re going for without being an eyesore.
The laundry/mudroom leads to the beautiful breezeway that connects the garage to the home. This space is perfect for benches or some beautiful potted plants to make you feel welcome after a long day at work or running errands. You’ll really appreciate the breezeway on those rainy days, especially when your kids managed to jump in every muddy puddle on the way home. The kids will be able to take their shoes off in this space and store them in the mudroom without leaving you a muddy trail to clean up all throughout your house. The garage has room for three cars and even some space for storage, perfect for all those tools that your husband swore he needed but has yet to put to use. A set of stairs in the garage will lead you up into a spacious bonus room, complete with a full bathroom. This space is perfect to use for guests, parents, a spacious office, or whatever you can dream of. Attic space rests on either side of the bonus room. Maybe you have teenage kids who complain that they have no space to hang out with their friends? This space would be perfect for them to hang out with independence without being far from home.
What I wrote is only a fraction of the potential this barndominium floor plan has to offer. If you love the plan but have something you want to change or add, that’s always an option! Whether it’s your first home, your last, or somewhere in between, this house plan can give you something you’ll love for years to come. See why people are building barndominiums.