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Bluegrass Barndominiums: The Price Of Building In Kentucky

Budgeting for a Kentucky Barndominium with BuildMax

Increasingly more homeowners in Kentucky are discovering the barndominium – combining beautiful barn aesthetics outside with modern dwelling comforts inside. Constructing a 1575 sq ft barndo runs tens of thousands less than a conventional build too thanks to simplified framing and finishes. But what’s the true cost in the Bluegrass State? Here’s an overview using BuildMax’s steel-framed barndominium kits. these prices are only estimates and should only be used as ballpark numbers.

Floor Plans First– 

Floor Plans are the most important aspect of a build, think of it as the instruction manual to piece together your Dream Barndominium. Buildmax has a large number of stock Floor Plans to choose from with well-thought-out room placement and wide expanses make Buildmax’s floor plans some of the top plans on the market. Everything has been engineered to withstand wind and snow loads, If you don’t see a Floor Plan that you like buildmax will also consult you through the designing of your own custom floor plans for a reasonable price.

Steel frame shell Kit or Packaged Lumber Kit- 

BuildMax structures start with a rugged steel shell frames professionally engineered for local conditions. The steel frame features thicker 16-20 gauge framing, resilient 29 gauge wall/roof sheeting and 40-year limited warranty backing it all. With greater durability and heavier materials, Steel Barndominium kits add value from the ground up. If you aren’t very keen on building with Steel, traditional Lumber is always an option as traditional framing is very common with Barndominium builds as well.

Concrete & Site Work – $11,500
Proper foundation design prevents future issues with settling or moisture damage. Budget for reinforced concrete footers and slab, passive radon venting, termite barriers, gravel backfilling and anchoring hardware to tie the structure down. 

small barndominium being built

Framing Labor – $13,500
Unless tackling the build solo, skilled steel builders prove essential for quick, code-compliant assembly. BuildMax maintains trusted relationships with experienced regional framing crews that can assemble even complex barndos professionally.

small barndominium being built

Build-Out & Finishes – $148,000
Finally account for steel framing, siding, roofing, insulation, drywall, floorings, cabinetry, bath fixtures, lighting, appliances, mechanicals and final trim details to complete the interior to your family’s vision. Click here to get a more detailed breakdown

Total Project Investment
With diligent planning and materials prep, constructing a custom 1575 sq ft Kentucky barndominium through BuildMax generally spans $175,000 to $250,000+. Locking in pricing and scheduling early on helps cap costs too. Ultimately BuildMax handles the entire outsourcing effort – guiding owners seamlessly from initial design through to the final walkthrough. Get in touch today to start building your dream barndo!

Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott is a freelance writer and researcher that has written hundreds of articles for online companies in the area of construction, design, finance and automotive. He's a Southern boy that enjoys creek fishing, hunting and camping. He's rarely seen without his trusted beagle hound "Scooter"
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