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Smart Investments for Your Barndominium

When building a barndominium, there are plenty of factors to consider to make your dream home pay off in the long run. From lighting to appliances, there are countless ways to ensure your barndominium pays for itself and withstands the test of time. Keep reading to learn more about these smart investments.

Energy Efficiency For Your Barndo

A major trend that is only going to grow is to incorporate energy efficient aspects into your home. Between saving money and reducing your ecological footprint, you can’t go wrong. Here are a few energy efficient things to add to your barndominium that are sure to save you some money.

Solar panels: Solar panels are a great way to save money on your electricity bill. While they are expensive up front, the long term savings make them a worthwhile investment and add to the resale value.

man installing insulation

Insulation: Proper insulation is vital in ensuring your barndominium stays comfortable all year round. It’s also vital in ensuring heat and cool air aren’t escaping or getting in when they shouldn’t be.

Energy Efficient Appliances: Choosing energy-efficient appliances is an easy way to save money. Most appliances sold today are energy-efficient so it’ll be easy to find something that will save you money in style.

kitchen with island and pantry

Smart Home Systems: Incorporating smart home technology can be energy efficient as well. Systems like the Nest thermostat, and smart lighting not only appeal to homebuyers but also reduce the use of unneeded energy by monitoring use patterns. 

High Quality Materials

One of the smartest investments you can make in your barndominium is using quality materials. From the materials used to build your barndominium to the ones used for the interior, you have plenty of places where quality matters. Choosing quality materials is a guaranteed way to add to the value, efficiency, and livability of your barndominium.

When it comes to building your barndo, choose high quality lumber or steel. Lumber is the more cost-friendly option at this time, but high quality lumber can also be fairly durable. Steel is going to be a more expensive route presently, but it’s durability is unquestionable. Steel has many advantages over wood and will undoubtedly add value to your barndo.

barndominium being built

Barndominiums are known for their metal siding and roofing. Using high quality metals for the siding and roof can add value to your barndominium and also decrease the maintenance needed to maintain it. Due to the roof being metal, you’re looking at less damage during and after large storms. 

Choosing quality materials inside your barndominium is also important. Consider your lifestyle and select your floors from there. If you have pets or children, consider getting Lifeproof Flooring or something similar. Also look into quality fixtures, like plumbing and lighting, to ensure you are getting something reliable that requires little maintenance over time.


Thoughtful Interior Design

The architectural design and interior layout of your barndominium play a crucial role in its market value. Keep in mind current trends as well as potential future preferences when finalizing your plans. The professionals at BuildMax can help you create the ideal barndominium plan.

study with bookshelves in muted tonesOpen-concept floor plans are currently in vogue, providing a sense of spaciousness and unity, and this trend is likely to persist. Including built-in storage solutions and ample counter space in both the laundry room and kitchen are timeless features that consistently appeal to homeowners. Additionally, unique amenities such as a dog wash station can set your property apart and cater to the needs of pet owners.


Embarking on the barndominium journey is a thrilling endeavor. Throughout the building process and beyond, it is crucial to consider how each aspect of your property—from the construction materials to the lighting fixtures—serves as an investment in the livability, efficiency, and value of your home. Implementing these intelligent investment strategies will ensure that your barndominium stands the test of time and provides a comfortable, eco-friendly, and cost-effective living space.

Brianna Euler
Brianna Euler
From a young age, Brianna has had an interest in reading, writing, and nature. When she isn't researching or writing for her own enjoyment, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her two dogs.
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