6 Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans With Pictures & Layouts (2022)

Most barndominiums are one-story but there are some great two-story barndominium plans from which to choose.

Many times, those that are building a barndominium will choose a two-story floor plan if they have children to put all of the bedrooms on the second floor.

Sometimes the master bedroom will be on the first floor to give everyone some space.

Using two-story barndominium floor plans is ideal for those that want to keep their sleeping areas away from the main living areas.

It is also a great way to give your children, especially teenagers, their own space and privacy.

The question is how do you use two-story barndominium floor plans efficiently to utilize the space without making your barndominium too large?

Read on to see how you can use two-story barndominium plans to fit your family and lifestyle.

In this article, we will share with you six floor plans to give you ideas of how your two-story barndominium can look and what you need to do to build it.

Key Takeaways:

  • With a two-story barndominium, you will have more rooms that are larger.
  • Having a second story can increase the value of your barndominium
  • On the second story, there can also be a den, game room, or recreation room for the children

Contents

  • What are Two-Story Barndominium – How they Look
  • How Do You Plan To Build A Two-story Barndominium Floor Plan?
  • Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans Example 1 – Floor Plan 116
    • First floor
    • Second Floor
  • Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans Example 2 – Floor Plan 117
    • First Floor
    • Second Floor
  • Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans Example 3 – Floor Plan 118
  • Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans Example 4 – Floor Plan 119
  • Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans Example 5 – Floor Plan 120
  • Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans Example 6 – Floor Plan 121
  • Conclusion

What are Two-Story Barndominium – How they Look

When building a two-story barndominium, it will allow you to almost double the amount of floor space but it will not double your budget.

Yes, it will cost more than a one-story barndominium but the added cost will mostly be for the materials.

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As mentioned, most barndominiums were originally two stories, with the top half being used for the living quarter and the bottom half for the livestock. There are many advantages to using two-story barndominium floor plans.

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Cost less to build

They cost less than a traditional two-story home because they are easier to build.

More square footage for less

When adding a second story, it almost doubles the amount of floor space you have but does not double the price. The reason is that you already have one of the most expensive parts of the barndominium, which is the foundation.

You get the extra space without having to double the size of your foundation since you are adding another floor and not expanding your barndominium by adding a shop or garage.

Build time is shorter

When they are putting up the outer walls, it will go faster than if you were building a traditional house.

You are also saving labor costs because it does not take much longer to put up the outer walls for a second floor. Purchasing a barndominium kit will also save time.

Energy-efficient

Since many barndominiums use a metal frame, they are insulated very well, making them energy efficient. Yes, you will have to pay more to insulate the second floor but over time, the energy costs you save will be worth it.

Multi-purpose

With two-story barndominium floor plans, you can also include a shop or garage and home all into one structure. This gives you more rooms to use as you need without having a lot of outbuildings on your property.

As with anything, there are also disadvantages to using two-story barndominium floor plans.

  • Curb appeal—some feel that a two-story barndominium looks sort of clunky and does not have much curb appeal. Also, if you cannot afford to add a custom exterior because you spent the money on adding a second floor, your barndominium may look just like a metal building and not be eye-catching.
  • Land—with this type of floor plan you need to make sure that you have the land to build your barndominium. This type of barndominium is sometimes larger than a regular one-story barndominium.
  • Cost can increase—this goes without saying because you have the extra cost for material, labor, and installation. After all, you still have to construct the floor and walls but the extra space may be worth it.
  • Stairs—you need to consider when deciding whether to use two-story barndominium floor plans if stairs will be an issue now or in the future if you plan to make this your permanent home. As you get older, climbing stairs may not be so easy any longer.

How Do You Plan To Build A Two-story Barndominium Floor Plan?

On average, the cost to build a two-story barndominium is $35-$170 per square foot. The actual cost depends on the material used, how many square feet your barndominium is, and labor.

You also have to figure in your cost for the foundation. If you are adding in a garage or workshop, it can average $125-$150 per square foot.

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When you build your two-story barndominium, the first thing that needs to be done is to build the outer walls.

Most barndominiums are built using large steel frames with wood frames secured to them to help support the drywall and interior frame.

When you are using two-story barndominium plans, you will need to install joists and ceiling beams. The joists will be added across the top of the wall frames horizontally.

When building a second story, the floor is supported by sets of two 2x4s that will be spaced about twelve inches apart.

On top of the joists, you will add a subfloor. Once you have done the subfloor and added the joists, it is time to finish framing the walls of your second floor.

Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans Example 1 – Floor Plan 116

First floor

On the first floor, is an attached three-car garage. There is a nice entertaining area with a front and back porch.

It is a very well-laid out floor plan with the master suite on the opposite end of the barndominium.

You enter, from the garage into a small hallway, off which are the utility room and pantry with a guest bathroom off the same hallway.

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You walk into the kitchen/family room open concept. The stairs leading to the second floor are in the middle of the family area.

You also have the dining area and study on this level. Off the front porch is the foyer that leads into the house. Everything flows.

Second Floor

Below you have the second floor, which leads to two more bedrooms and a jack-and-jill bathroom.

There is also a balcony where you can look down on the first floor as there is a large open area. There is also a game room that could also be used as another bedroom

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Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans Example 2 – Floor Plan 117

First Floor

The first part of the floor pan shows the first floor. Across the back of the barndominium is a very large deck that goes from one end to the other.

There is a small front porch that leads through the front door to an entryway. Off to one side are the stairs to the second floor and a guest bathroom.

You continue into the great room that leads to the kitchen. There is not much of an open concept with this floor plan.

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The kitchen leads into a mudroom off which is the laundry room and two closets. From the mudroom, there is another door leading to the outside. The dining room is off the kitchen so this is where the open concept is. On the other end is the master suite.

Second Floor

Now we move on to the second floor where you will find a family room at the top of the stairs. There are three bedrooms with one of the bedrooms having a study and an ensuite bathroom. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom, which they enter from the family room. In the family room, there is an open area where you can see below the entryway.

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Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans Example 3 – Floor Plan 118

These two-story barndominium floor plans are side by side so you can get a better idea of how they will look together. On the first floor, there is a driveway to park your car but no garage. There is also a front and rear garden. When you walk into your home, you step into the living and dining area off which is the kitchen. This one also has a basement, with the stairs being off the kitchen.

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On the first floor, are three bedrooms with a shared bathroom that also appears to be a guest bathroom. It is entered off a hallway. The stairs to the upper level appear to be in the middle before you go down the hallway to the bedrooms. On the second floor, you have a recreation room, a living room, and a bedroom with a bathroom along with a utility room. This is not a very well-thought-out floor plan

Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans Example 4 – Floor Plan 119

Here is another set of two-story barndominium floor plans shown side-by-side. With this one. You have a two-car garage that leads into a hallway off which there is a half bath for guests. Off the kitchen are the stairs leading to the second floor. When you come into your barndominium through the entryway, off to the side is a study, and on the other side is the family room/dining area. These two rooms are divided by a fireplace.

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On the second floor, you walk into a game room and game extension. To one side are two bedrooms with a shared bath that is entered from the hallway. There is a utility room with laundry off the same hallway. This was not thought out because who wants to go up and down the stairs to do laundry, especially if you have a large family and do a lot of laundry. At the other end, is the master suite with a balcony.

Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans Example 5 – Floor Plan 120

With this floor plan, you walk into an entryway off which is the guest bathroom and closet. There are also stairs leading to the second floor. Straight ahead is the great room. To one side is the master suite and the dining room and kitchen are off to the other side.

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On the second floor is an open area and a balcony that you can look over to see the entryway below. To one side are a bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and two bedrooms on the other side that share a jack-and-jill bathroom.

Two-Story Barndominium Floor Plans Example 6 – Floor Plan 121

This floor plan offers a covered front porch and a two-car garage. When you enter the foyer, there are stairs that lead to the second floor. Off to the side is the great room. You then have the dining area and kitchen. From either the garage or the kitchen you enter the laundry room and guest bathroom. The guest bathroom is misplaced and should be easier to get to.

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On the second floor, you step into a hallway off which is the bathroom for the two bedrooms there. On the other side of the second floor is the master suite. There is also an open area looking down to the main floor foyer.

Conclusion

As you can see from these six two-story barndominium floor plans that there are a lot of variations, some good and some not so good. Most took great advantage of the extra space the second floor afforded them. We also covered the average cost per square foot and some of the advantages and disadvantages of choosing two-story barndominium floor plans.

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I'm James, your barndominiums advisor. Several years ago, I had no idea what barndominiums were. Although I'd spent over 10 years in the construction industry, the first time I heard about barndominiums was when I saw my neighbor building a new-style home. That was the first barndominium I've ever seen, and I found it so fascinating that I wanted to learn more about them.

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Is a two story Barndominium cheaper? ›

Higher costs for a two story Barndominium Include: You may pay more for you slab because it may have more structure (rebar, piers) to provide support for the taller columns for the barn as well as support for some of the load bearing walls for the 2nd floor.

Can a Barndominium be 2 stories? ›

One of the first things you'll need to consider when embarking on a barndominium build project is the floor plan you're going to use. There are countless plans to choose from out there, from traditional, conventional homesteads to more outside-the-box and experimental 2-Story barndominium floor plans.

How long does it take to build a two story Barndominium? ›

How Long Does It Take To Build A Barndominium? Barndominiums take approximately 3-6 months to construct.

What is the life expectancy of a Barndominium? ›

Most barndominiums are built with steel frames while traditional homes are built with wood stud frames. Both options are designed to last a minimum of 50 years but may survive hundreds of years with proper care.

What are the negatives of Barndominiums? ›

List of the Cons of a Barndominium
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  • You don't receive the same perks as you would with the typical condo community.
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Do Barndominiums hold their value? ›

Barndominiums tend to maintain their resale value. You may even experience a gradual increase in value over time. However, a barndominium may not experience the same appreciation rate as standard houses.

How tall is a Barndominium 2 story? ›

In order to maintain eight foot finished ceiling heights, two stories requires a 21 foot eave and single story 10 foot. Engineered plans and delivery were included.

What is a good size for a Barndominium? ›

A barndominium of 30 feet by 40 feet allows for a ground-level space of 1,200 square feet. Adding a second floor puts the interior space at about 2,000 square feet, enough space for two bedrooms, a small kitchen, a bathroom, and a floor-to-ceiling work bay of 400 square feet—about the size of a typical two-car garage.

How much cash do you need to build a Barndominium? ›

To do this, you will need to do some research to see what your dream Barndominium could cost you. On average, the cost of building a Barndominium can be as low as $40 per square foot, and as high as $140 per square foot. The average cost of a Barndominium in the United States is around $150,000.

Are Barndominiums good in cold weather? ›

One of the nice things about building a barndominium in a cold climate is that they are well-suited for it. Barndominiums are built on concrete slab foundations instead of traditional foundations with crawl spaces. Because of this, they are perfect for using radiant heat as a heating option.

What to know before building a Barndominium? ›

Barndominium kits are fast to build; it takes about six months to build a barndominium using a kit. Metal barndominiums are structurally sound and don't need load-bearing walls. Metal barndominiums last longer, require less maintenance, and waste fewer materials. Barndominiums have a fire-resistant design.

Will FHA finance a Barndominium? ›

Types Of Home You Can Build

You also cannot use an FHA construction loan, VA One-Time Close, etc. to build a tiny house, a shipping container home, barndominium, or other “unusual” properties that don't have “comparables” to establish their value in that housing market.

Are Barndominiums good in hot weather? ›

Many barndominiums also feature tall ceilings or exposed ceilings. The extra height makes it easier to cool the lower portion of your barndominium in the summer but also increases the challenge of heating your home in the winter. Barndominiums can provide increased energy efficiency compared to standard houses.

Are Barndominiums safe in high winds? ›

What is this? Barndominiums can withstand winds up to 150 mph without a major risk of damage to the exterior, foundation, or frame. One hundred-mile-an-hour winds may damage the siding and roofing on a standard home while stronger winds may lead to structural damage.

Will a Barndominium rust? ›

Do barndominiums rust? Rust is a natural byproduct of oxygen and water, which means it's not only possible but also inevitable that your barndominium will rust.

Are Barndominiums safe in storms? ›

Yes, they are incredibly safe structures. In many ways, the typical barndominium is safer than a regular home. The steel and metal components offer greater protection against severe weather, including tornadoes and lightning strikes. You are also less likely to deal with water damage, pests, and wear and tear.

Are Barndominiums low maintenance? ›

Low Maintenance: Metal and steel barndominiums require very little upkeep and maintenance. Affordable: Traditional homes may cost $145 per square foot or more, depending on where you live. A barndominium may be a more cost-effective option.

How long do Barndominiums take to build? ›

Barndominiums take less time to build compared to standard homes. While you can typically build a barndominium in six months, the average house takes up to nine months to complete.

Are Barndominiums cheaper to insure? ›

Insuring a barndominium can certainly be cheaper than insuring a traditional house, but it can vary based on a variety of different factors. It's usually cheaper because the materials and construction process is cheaper than, say, a brick house of the same size.

Are Barndominiums expensive to heat? ›

If you take the time to install the right features, you can maximize the barndominium energy efficiency and drastically reduce your heating and cooling bills. Building a barndominium already costs less than a traditional home, imagine how much more savings you can have with its cost-efficiency.

Which is cheaper pole barn vs Barndominium? ›

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How thick should a Barndominium floor be? ›

Your floor should be a minimum of 4″ thick. The concrete's strength should be a minimum of 2500 psi, with fiber mesh reinforcement added at the batch plant OR #3 rebar on 24” centers.

How thick are Barndominium walls? ›

The majority of Barndominiums will have walls around eight inches thick, although this can be changed due to your personal preference. There are benefits to both thinner and thicker walls, as well as drawbacks to these options.

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Carpet has insulation value, so it will prevent some heat from transferring through into your barndominium. You can use a few area rugs, but avoid large rugs or wall-to-wall carpeting. Vinyl flooring is not a good choice either. Heat may discolor vinyl or cause off-gassing of chemicals.

Can I build a Barndominium for 100k? ›

You can build a barndominium of any size, but a barndominium kit under $100k is one of the most popular. Barndominium kits under $100k offer enough floor space to comfortably house an average-sized family. With barndominium kits under $100k, the floor space is just the beginning.

How energy efficient is a Barndominium? ›

Barndominiums are energy efficient! All over the world, many people who live in barndominiums report much lower utilities, especially when it comes to power and heating. According to a barndo owner in Plano, Texas, his electricity bill runs anywhere between 25 to 50% less than a traditional home.

How much should I save for a Barndominium? ›

Barndominiums cost about $30 to $40 per square foot for a new property with basic features. A single-family stud frame home costs an average of $100 to $200 per square foot. At $30 to $40 per square foot, a 2,000-square foot barndominium may cost $60,000 to $80,000.

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Idaho is one of the cheapest states to build a barndominium. A barndominium in Idaho will cost you, on average, $99 per square foot. Compared to the $120 per square foot that a traditional home will cost, a barndominium in Idaho is a slam dunk for anyone looking to save money.

Is it loud when it rains in a Barndominium? ›

Because barndominiums are typically built with metal or steel, they transfer sound more easily—especially when it's windy or raining. Even with good insulation, outside noises will be louder because of the steel exterior.

Can you have a fireplace in a Barndominium? ›

A fireplace can be the perfect touch to make your barndominium feel cozy, offer a visual centerpiece, and provide functional, comfortable warmth, all at the same time. The high ceilings and open floor plans that typically accompany barndominums offer lots of stylish opportunities for incorporating a fireplace.

How do you heat a Barndominium? ›

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What credit score do you need to build a Barndominium? ›

USDA Credit and Income Eligibility for Barndominiums

Fortunately, the USDA does not set a minimum credit score requirement. However, most lenders will need a score of at least 640 to approve a loan.

Where does the plumbing go in a Barndominium? ›

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What do Barndominium kits include? ›

Well, I found that the most serious companies selling Barndominium kits actually provide more than I ever expected. With “delivery” you get a concrete slab, exterior doors, stained concrete floors, energy-efficient windows, spray foam insulation, a roof, and exterior walls.

Why is it hard to get financing for a Barndominium? ›

One of the challenges of building a barndominium is finding a lender who is willing to approve a loan for construction. The lending requirements are often strict, such as requiring a large down payment and a high credit score.

What is the difference between a metal house and a Barndominium? ›

Houses are typically built of wood or brick and have ceiling heights limited to 8-9 feet. Barndominiums on the other hand are typically made of metal and can have incredible vaulted ceiling heights of 14 feet or more.

What is the cheapest Barndominium to build? ›

Barndominium Kit Prices

You can find a basic barndominium shell for around $10,000, but with quality custom outfitting it would cost $200,000 for a 2000 square foot barn home, or $100 per square foot in 2022. You can find out more about metal building prices here.

Is it cheaper to build up or out? ›

In most areas, building outwards is significantly cheaper than trying to build upward. This is because building upward requires more labor, more materials, several permits, as well as the help of a structural engineer.

Is it cheaper to build a traditional house or Barndominium? ›

“[As of December 2021], a barndominium tends to cost an average of $30 to $40 per square foot for basic assembly, while a traditional house costs closer to $100 to $200 per square foot.

Where is the cheapest place to build a Barndominium? ›

Idaho is one of the cheapest states to build a barndominium. A barndominium in Idaho will cost you, on average, $99 per square foot. Compared to the $120 per square foot that a traditional home will cost, a barndominium in Idaho is a slam dunk for anyone looking to save money.

Can you build a Barndominium for 300k? ›

Barndominium Kits

A barndominium kit is a great way to get your home built without having to source materials. Barndominium kits generally cost between $20,000 and $90,000 and come in all kinds of styles. Depending on the size and style of the kit, you may pay above or under this average.

Are Barndominiums good in cold weather? ›

One of the nice things about building a barndominium in a cold climate is that they are well-suited for it. Barndominiums are built on concrete slab foundations instead of traditional foundations with crawl spaces. Because of this, they are perfect for using radiant heat as a heating option.

Will a Barndominium rust? ›

Do barndominiums rust? Rust is a natural byproduct of oxygen and water, which means it's not only possible but also inevitable that your barndominium will rust.

Will cost to build go down in 2022? ›

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction material prices were up by 25% in 2021, and so far, the cost of construction in 2022 remains high.

How much does it cost to make your house 2 story? ›

The cost to add a second story will vary based on the size of the property. However, you should budget between $300 to $500 per square foot. It's common for a second-story addition of 1,000 square feet to cost up to $200,000. Some additions can be completed for less than $100,000.

What is the cheapest way to add square footage to a house? ›

If you're not willing to bear the expense of building an addition, finishing an unfinished portion of your home, such as an attic, basement or attached garage, is a great way to add square footage at a reasonable cost.

Are Barndominiums safe in storms? ›

Yes, they are incredibly safe structures. In many ways, the typical barndominium is safer than a regular home. The steel and metal components offer greater protection against severe weather, including tornadoes and lightning strikes. You are also less likely to deal with water damage, pests, and wear and tear.

What is a good size Barndominium? ›

A barndominium of 30 feet by 40 feet allows for a ground-level space of 1,200 square feet. Adding a second floor puts the interior space at about 2,000 square feet, enough space for two bedrooms, a small kitchen, a bathroom, and a floor-to-ceiling work bay of 400 square feet—about the size of a typical two-car garage.

How energy-efficient is a Barndominium? ›

Barndominiums are energy efficient! All over the world, many people who live in barndominiums report much lower utilities, especially when it comes to power and heating. According to a barndo owner in Plano, Texas, his electricity bill runs anywhere between 25 to 50% less than a traditional home.

How much cash do you need to build a Barndominium? ›

To do this, you will need to do some research to see what your dream Barndominium could cost you. On average, the cost of building a Barndominium can be as low as $40 per square foot, and as high as $140 per square foot. The average cost of a Barndominium in the United States is around $150,000.

How much should I save for a Barndominium? ›

Barndominiums cost about $30 to $40 per square foot for a new property with basic features. A single-family stud frame home costs an average of $100 to $200 per square foot. At $30 to $40 per square foot, a 2,000-square foot barndominium may cost $60,000 to $80,000.

Which is cheaper pole barn vs Barndominium? ›

Which Type of Frame Should You Use? Steel barndominiums come with a longer list of benefits compared to pole barn homes. Pole barn homes are often less expensive and quicker to build, as they do not require a concrete foundation. However, the advantages end there.

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