Storyboards and Barndominiums
A story board is a visual representation of your ideas or plans for a project. It can be used to help you organize and plan out how the project will unfold, from start to finish. Creating a story board for your barndominium build is an important step in the process as it allows you to visualize all aspects of the build before beginning. Designing a homebuilding story board months or even years before the build can be beneficial and ultimately save you a lot of money.
Advantages to designing a storyboard
When creating a story board for your home building project, it’s important to consider all elements of the project. What materials will be used? What are the measurements of each space and how do they need to fit together? What kind of fixtures and finishes should be included? What is the best way to lay out the design, and what steps need to be taken in order to reach the end goal?
How to create a Storyboard
To make a story board for your barndominium build, start by gathering all of your ideas. What kind of look are you going for? Country, Contemporary, Modern? What colors are you envisioning? What style elements do you want to include? Once these questions have been answered, it’s time to begin sketching out the design. Sketch out a rough floor plan of the space or download a plan from the BuildMax website and make notes of any measurements or details that need to be included. Once you have a rough plan in place, it’s time to start visualizing what each room will look like. What kind of furnishings should go in each room? What kind of lighting should be used?
Imagine how you will use the room on a day to day basis. Think about wall colors and floor coverings. It may also be helpful to look at images online or in magazines to help create a vision for the space. When I built my home I designed my own house plans on graph paper and used each block as a one foot measurement, once I was sure the plan was what I wanted I turned the sketch over to my house plan designer to get a full set of blueprints. This really helped me during the process. I printed off images, cut pictures out of magazines and saved snapshots on my phone but the best thing I did was create a binder with different sections for reference. When it was time to talk plumbing fixtures I just flipped to that section and I had everything I needed.
Pinterest is the newest storyboard concept
Pinterest is one of the best ways to create a story board for your home building project. Start a board and title it “My New Home Ideas”. You can even create a board for every room on your floor plan. Using Pinterest as your homebuilding story board is a perfect idea because you can share the board with your home plan designer, interior designer or your builder. This will help everyone working on the project to better understand your vision.
Old school storyboards
You can also go old school and use materials such as a foam board, paper or poster board.
Creating a story board for your barndominium build is a key step in the planning process. It allows you to visualize how all of the elements will fit together and gives you an idea of what the finished project will look like. With a story board, you can be sure that your barndominium build will turn out just as you imagined it.
Contact us today and let’s discuss your storyboard ideas and how we can incorporate your vision into your new barndominium house plans.