40×80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop – Factors to Consider

Do you have a large family?  Do you work at home or maybe thinking of starting your own business?  Is there a plot of land you want to build your first home on?

The answer to these questions is simple.  The 40×80 barndominium has approximately 3,200 square footage living space, including an area for a shop or large man cave.  In this article are some awesome 40×80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop.

There are many ways you can use this much living space.  There is enough room for three or four bedrooms, not counting the master bedroom.  The shop is an added bonus and can serve many purposes.  Read on to see these floor plans.

Building a 40×80 Barndominium Floor

This is a job that should be left to someone with experience, like a contractor.  Pouring a barndominium floor, or foundation involves pouring concrete.  You do not want to mix it yourself because it would take over 2,500 bags of concrete that weigh 80 pounds.  That is a lot of mixing.  You could call a concrete company and ask them to pour it, but someone would still have to smooth it out.  You would also need to know how to build the frame and reinforce it.

Building a 40x80 Barndominium Floor

When you hire a contractor, they will make sure that the land is prepped correctly, that the right frame is built and reinforced with rebar.  When the concrete truck brings the concrete, the contractor will have men to help him smooth it out.  After it has been cured for three to nine days, it is time to build your barndominium.

With a 40×80 barndominium, the time take to build a barndominium this size can take between six months to a year.  If there is bad weather or something unforeseen happens, it will take longer.  When building your barndominium, you can use a kit or start from scratch.  Just remember before building your barndominium you have to have a floor upon which to erect it.

Once it is built, you can add carpet, wooden floors, or just paint them and use throw rugs.

40×80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop

This is a large barndominium with enough rooms to have as an office, study, and more.  In addition, there is the added bonus of a shop.  Let’s look at some of the 40×80 Barndominium Floor Plans and find one that suits your lifestyle.

40×80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop Example 1 – Plan 001

Although this is a well-thought-out 40×80 floor plan with a few misses.  There are no master bedrooms.  What could have been used for it they made it into storage and an office.  There is also no dining area.  All there is an island with four stools.  The island seems to take up a lot of the kitchen making not much room to move around in.

40x80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop Example 1 - Plan 001

Each of the bedrooms has its own bathroom plus there is a half bath.  There is no bathroom in the shop.  There is a nice living area that a small part of could have been used for a dining area.  Although I like the way it is laid out, it is missing too much to rate more than a five on my list.

40×80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop Example 2 – Plan 002

This 40×80 barndominium has a great layout with a few misses.  One miss is having to go through the pantry to get to the laundry room.  There is a master bedroom along with three other bedrooms and an office.

40x80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop Example 2- Plan 002

The kitchen is huge with a dining room and living area.  Off the living room is the half bath for guests.  There is a nice shop at the end of the barndominium with an entrance into the house through the laundry room or from the outside.  Again, no bathroom in the shop.  This seems to be a feature that is missing in all shops.  I would choose this floor plan.

40×80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop Example 3 – Plan 003

This 40×80 barndominium appears a bit cramped.  On one end you have two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and large closet but neither is a master bedroom.  When you walk into the living room, off to the right is the kitchen, which is quite small.  An island with four stools seems to dominate that area.  There is no dining area.

40x80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop Example 3-Plan 003

On the other side, there is the shop with a half bath, one of the few floor plans that show that.  There is a pantry, office, and a storage area plus a half bath for the guests to use.  I am not sure just how this could be improved upon to get a master bedroom and dining area. You can enter the shop from the outside or through the house.   I would not pick this floor plan.

40×80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop Example 4 – Plan 004

The layout of this 40×80 barndominium floor plan is laid out pretty well.  At one end is the shop where you could open your own business or use it as a man cave.  This one has a master bedroom plus four other bathrooms and a laundry room.  There is even a half bath for the guest that is also used by one bedroom.

40x80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop Example 4-Plan 004

There is a dining area, but the kitchen does not seem that large.  On the other end, three bedrooms have to share a bathroom.  The master bedroom is about the same size as the other bedrooms.  What makes it a master bedroom is the master bath and walk-in closet.  This floor plan is one I would consider using.

40×80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop Example 5 – Plan 005

This is a unique floor plan for a 40×80 barndominium.  It is simple with no extra fancy rooms.  You have the master bedroom and the other three bedrooms on one end of the barndominium.  Two of the bedrooms share a large bathroom and across from the last bedroom is another bathroom.

40x80 Barndominium Floor Plans With Shop Example 5-Plan 005

When you step out into the middle of the barndominium, it gives a new meaning to the open concept.  You can see anywhere in this area no matter where you are.  Off the kitchen are the pantry and laundry room.  On the other end of the barndominium is the shop.  It would be a great area where you could set up a craft area, start a business, and more.  I would be happy living in this barndominium.

Can I Build a 40×80 Barndominium on a Medium Budget?

The answer to this question is what a person considers a minimum budget.  If a medium budget is $200,000, then the answer is yes.  If it is lower or higher than that, it would depend on the square footage of living space, where it is being built, and the interior furnishings and appliances.

To find out if it would be feasible on a medium budget, you need to sit down and write down all the costs and see if it fits into the budget you have set for yourself.

Conclusion

If you want to have a large barndominium with a shop, then the 40×80 Barndominium Floor Plans is what you should choose.  In this article are several of these floor plans, some well thought out and others not.  There is also information on building a barndominium floor.

James Hall

James Hall

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. In my research, I found that there is very little information on barndominiums on the internet. Barndominiumideas.com was started to provide people with information, inspiration and education on building their dream house.

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