The traditional way to build homes is slowly becoming inefficient. Taking a look at modular homes, it simply makes more sense to prefabricate a home in the shop and move it to the site. This will allow the home to be built faster and more efficiently while also being much cheaper in the process. And, this goes well beyond the normal modular home you’ll see. In 2016, we predicted that the barndominium will be one of the hottest ways to own a new home. In hindsight, we were spot on. Now in 2017, we are sure you have heard about this style of home.
At Garner Custom Welding we specialize in the building of these unique and functional homes.
Let’s take a look at this type of home, as well as what you can expect in terms of cost.
WHAT IS A BARNDOMINIUM?
In simple terms, these are metal buildings that have an inside living quarter. These are very affordable, energy-efficient and low maintenance homes. You’ll find that many of these models feature:
- Energy-efficient windows
- Stained concrete floors
- Engineered concrete slabs
- Spray foam insulation
- 9 feet ceilings
Think of a warehouse that has a beautiful front porch and a little masonry in the front of the building. A warehouse on the outside is normally boring and plain, but as houses, these are very affordable to make. This is the same concept, but when you own a barndominium, you’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful, low cost home that has had the exterior upgraded greatly from what a warehouse would look like.
A barndominium can be a full-fledged home that has several rooms and bathrooms included. But, you may also choose to have an open floor layout or use your new living space for a variety of different functions:
- Meeting center
- Entertainment area
And, if you’re worried that your home will not have all of the luxuries that you’re used to, you definitely haven’t researched this type of home enough. You can have virtually anything you want in your home, including:
- Air-conditioning units
- Hardwood floors
- Granite countertops
- Ceiling fans
- Hot tubs and showers
Virtually anything you can think of that you would want in a traditionally built home will be available within a barndominium.
If you’re going through a builder, you’ll have to discuss your options of what can and can’t be included with your build. The main difference between all of these options will be the actual price you pay for the additions that you want.
A person that wants cherry hardwood floors will likely need to pay a higher price than a simple tiling job. Materials, and the complexity of the additions that you want to add will cause the price of your build to increase.