Constructing a 1,500 Sq Ft Barndominium – Budgeting and Spatial Perspectives
As the barndominium phenomenon continues blossoming into a popular fixture of contemporary rural living, many middle-class families find the typical 3-4 bedroom floorplans spanning 1,200-1,600 square feet align well with needs without massive footprints. But what might a family of four reasonably expect to invest erecting a new 1,500 sq ft barndominium from bare ground up?
Project Cost Overview:
Based on 2021 construction data for basic single family homes, current per square foot building costs average around $100-$175 depending on finishes and geography. Applying that range, a turnkey 1,500 sq ft barndominium home would total:
• On the affordable end, around $150,000
• On the mid-range end, approximately $225,000
Since barndominiums utilize cost-saving metal structures and versatile open floorplans, they ultimately price 5-15% less than conventional houses. But unique layouts make direct comparisons tricky.
Spatial Perspectives on 1,500 Sq Ft
For families wrangling is 1,500 square feet a sufficiently livable long term barndo footprint? For perspective, that equates to an approximate:
• Three large bedrooms around 12’x12’ each
• Two full bathrooms
• Great room/Living room combo around 20’x25’
• Spacious open concept kitchen and dining room
• Mudroom, laundry and utility storage
To visualize, this floorplan scale Buildmax provides 3d walkthroughs of their Barndominium floor plan designs. just to give an idea 1500sqft nearly matches a modest suburban single story house. Yet interior height and layout flexibility aid functionality for most barndo families not needing oversized footprints. Outdoor buildings like shops expand space as needed.
Building within average rural construction cost ranges while maximizing smart layouts, Barndominiums help families secure wonderful country living escaping cramped neighborhoods. Just 1,500 square feet crafted around their priorities flawlessly suits needs for years while avoiding wasted expense on unnecessary excess space. The scale feels just right.