Barndominium House And Shop Floor Plans (with Photos)

Big barn houses, also called barndominium homes, are on the rise in America. The latest trend comes in many standard floor plan arrangements that architects must take a look at before meeting with clients. If you're considering building or buying a barn house yourself, read now to know everything about the best types of floor plans.

Barndominium House And Shop Plans

Having a quality shop space can be of the utmost importance for those who enjoy taking on projects regularly. Most of us usually make that shop space out of a shed or garage, more often than not detached from the main quarters themselves. It also means complicated wiring, too.

What if that shop space could be under the same roof as the living quarters? There are a variety of shop plans out there that can be integrated into your living quarters. This way, you can take on projects under the same roof as where you eat and stay.

Which floor plan will be the best for what you need? Choose from these and you should be able to find the kind of floor plan that will best suit the projects that you end up taking on.

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What to Look for in a Shop Plan with Living Quarters?

While there is no universal template to go by, there are a few things that you will generally want to consider when looking for the right kind of space. Size is one of the first things. Most ideally, a floor plan that has both a shop and living quarters will be around 30’-40’x 60’ long.

There are definitely much larger options out there, even getting to be as large as 40’x 90’ (this is probably the largest option available for many of us). The best thing about these floor plans is that they can be modified to have not only a shop but possibly a stable or garage as well depending on what you’re working with.

Considerations to Make

Ideally, you will want floor plans that include optimum workbench space as well as open floor space for larger projects. Simply having a shop isn’t enough if you are constantly tripping over your power tools or projects.

When considering your space, detail the shop as much as you can. Know where your outlets will be, know where your workbench will be, etc. By having the details mapped out, you can avoid any unnecessary surprises and ensure that you have the proper amount of space for even the biggest of projects.

30’ x 40’ Floor Plan: 1-Bedroom with Shop

This is an ideal setup for the bachelor handyman. With one bedroom, a master bath, a walk-in closet, a kitchen, and a living space, that leaves enough room for a double garage. The garage can double as both a fully functional car storage space.

At nearly 2,000 square feet, there is plenty of living space. Most importantly, there is more than enough space (over 1,200 square feet) to take on even the largest of projects with ease. This is the kind of floor plan that you would see in a small, remote home, making it a perfect place of solace.

Keep in mind that things are interchangeable. The wood stove can be kept or replaced as you see fit and there is still the opportunity for high-end finishes for a luxury feel in the living quarters while getting maximum workspace.

30’ x 60’ Floor Plan: 2-Bedroom with Shop

There has been a shift in recent years to open floor plans. Not only does it make the entire space seem even larger, it allows for different design options. You can create boundaries with furniture and change things up on a whim.

With this floor plan, there is a large open area that can serve as a living space, kitchen, and dining room depending on the layout of the furniture. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and bath while still leaving enough space for a guest bedroom across the hall. There is enough room to have visitors, something that the previous space would not allow for.

The major difference here is that the shop floor plan is a little bit smaller, but still features a wide open, adjustable space. Keeping your workbench (or workbenches) to the perimeter of the space allows for a large, wide-open area to take on even the largest of projects.

The space can be used as a garage, but it would severely limit your ability to work on projects. Still, keeping everything on the perimeter means that you can use it for a car during the inclement months of the year while operating as a workspace the rest of the time.

35’ x 65’ Floor Plan: 3-Bedroom with Shop

In this floor plan, we gain a few extra feet, though the square footage is still relatively the same. The major difference between this floor plan and the previous one is the added bedroom. The master bedroom is slightly bigger, as is the master bath and closet.

The spare bedroom is also slightly smaller because there is the additional room. This floor plan also puts an emphasis on a wide-open living area with the kitchen island providing some level of separation. There is more than enough space to entertain guests and even allow visitors to stay if both spare bedrooms are not being occupied.

The shop space is huge and has 3 points of entry. It can double as a two-car garage or be opened up to be a huge shop space. The ability to take on large projects is easier than ever, and the garage doors make it easier to transfer whatever you need both in and out.

30’ x 90’ Floor Plan: 3-Bedroom with Shop

Floor plans depend greatly on the available budget. The vast majority of us have to operate within some kind of monetary restrictions, putting a limit on the amount of space that we can create for both living and shop space.

But if you have the money, this could be the optimal amount of living and workspace. At 30’x 90’, you can get all of the living space that you would possibly need. Three large bedrooms, including a 16’x 16’ mater, a huge master bath and walk-in closet, multiple guest bathrooms, a massive 24’x17’ living area.

The kitchen is built to host both an island and sample counterspace with a dining room over 10’x 10’. Anyone would have more than enough space to host guests for an evening or a weekend. Modern fixtures and appliances could also give it a truly luxurious feel.

But the shop area is the selling point for the craftsmen out there. With nearly 40’x 30’ of workspace, it is nearly industrial in size. Restore old cars, build new furniture, and just about anything else that you could possibly think of. Even storing a car in the garage leaves plenty of workspace to take on huge projects.

40’ x 60’ Floor Plan: 1-Bedroom with Shop

This one takes a bit of modification, but can create the ultimate space for builders, contractors, handymen, or those running their own business. Whereas some of the previous floor plans put more of a focus on the living space (multiple bedrooms, huge living space), this one is all about the garage/shop area.

There is a single bedroom at 9’x 12’, a modest bathroom and closet, a washroom, and a 16’x18’ space that doubles as both a living and kitchen space. The idea here is to maximize garage and shop space by sacrificing excess floor space.

This space absolutely delivers on shop space. Whereas the other floor plans were wide open in the shop area, meaning that it could double as a garage space. This creates a little bit of an inconvenience when it comes to storing cars, especially during colder months of the year.

But this space has a double garage for ample storage as well as a separate shop space. Longer than it is wide, there is still more than enough space for taking on larger projects. This can give you the peace of mind that you need to know that your cars are protected while still having all the space that you need to get any project done.

Plans Can be Customizable

These are just some templates to try out. They may fit your ideal plans for a living quarters that has shop space or they may be a little to rigid to deal with. Depending on your budget, you can customize your floor plan to meet whatever your needs may be.

The major importance comes down to whether or not you value living space or workspace. Both can be had, of course, but like anything else in life, it will cost you. If you are trying to stick to a specific budget, compromises will need to be made.

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Know Your Space

Another thing that can help when it comes to your workspace is knowing how you want it laid out. Understanding where larger workbenches will go, charging stations, metal working, etc. will give you a greater idea as to how your space will flow.

Mapping everything out beforehand also allows you to know what kind of space you truly need. You may think that you need a huge, wide open space only to find that you can manage with something far less. Think things out and you can manage your space far more effectively.

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Ryan Womeldorf

Ryan Womeldorf has more than a decade of experience writing. He loves to blog about construction, plumbing, and other home topics. Ryan also loves hockey and a lifelong Buffalo sports fan.

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