Buildmax barndominium designs

BuildMax Barndominium Designs

Since 2003, BuildMax has helped more than 2,000 families across America design and build their dream homes. The company specializes in barndominiums and shophouses. While they primarily sell stock plans, the team at BuildMax can also design custom home plans.

BuildMax offers a wide range of barndo plans for homes of all sizes.

BuildMax House Plans

The team at BuildMax include some of the country’s leading farmhouse style floor plan designers. They strive to offer competitive pricing on their plans so families can begin building the home of their dreams.

The founders of the company are passionate about architecture and homebuilding. In fact, they built their own home – a hybrid tiny home – from the ground up. BuildMax has a team of six full-time designers on staff.

Their collection of floor plans incorporates designs from more than 200 designers and architects. The homes in their collection are made from a variety of materials, including steel and wood. Their home styles include:

  • Classic farmhouse
  • Modern homes
  • Modern farmhouses
  • Ranches
  • Country and mountain homes
  • Barndos
  • Florida
  • Traditional
  • European
  • Craftsman

Here’s a glimpse of a few of our favorite plans that BuildMax has to offer.


Barndominium Tour | BuildMax Barndominium Plan Shophouse BM5550
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The BM5550 is a shophouse with a stunning living space and a large shop area. The garage is large enough to store an RV, or be turned into a 2, 3 or even 4-car garage.

The wraparound porch provides plenty of space for outdoor entertaining.

The two-story great room can have flat (20’) or vaulted ceilings (30’) – the choice is yours. The open living room features a grand fireplace.

This home offers:

  • 3,324 square feet of living space
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3.5 bathrooms
  • 2 floors
  • 2,200 square foot garage
  • 46×48 shop/RV garage


Buildmax House Plans
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The BM2500 barndominium plan offers plenty of space for a growing family and a 3-car garage. The home’s great room features a 26’ vaulted ceiling and a gorgeous staircase that leads to a private loft with a full bath.

The master bedroom sits on the first floor and features a custom shower, freestanding tub, double vanities and a walk-in closet.

The eat-in kitchen offers space to entertain and share family meals. You’ll love the walk-in pantry and the grilling porch that’s easily accessible from the kitchen.

The mudroom leads to a glass breezeway and the 3-car garage. The garage has a bonus room with a bunkhouse and bathroom.

This barndominium features:

  • 2,621 square feet of space
  • Two stories
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3-car garage

What Do the Plans Include?

While this can vary depending on the plan, generally, you will receive:

  • First and second floor plans (if applicable)
  • Roof plan
  • Foundation plan
  • Roof framing plan
  • Right and left elevation
  • Front and rear elevation
  • Window and door schedule
  • First and second floor electrical and plumbing plans
  • Second floor I-Joist plan

Some plans also include a one-time build license as well as a digital download.

In some cases, and for an additional fee, BuildMax can assist with creating a site plan for your home. A plot plan or deed description must be provided.

Designing a Custom Barndo or Shophouse with BuildMax

If you’re looking for a custom design, BuildMax can help bring your vision to life. To begin the process, fill out the Custom Home Plan Quote form on their website, or call or email the company.

To get a quote, you’ll need to share details about the style of the home you envision, the square footage and any amenities you may want. It typically takes 2-3 weeks for BuildMax to create a rough draft of custom plans, and payments can be made directly through their website. BuildMax accepts most major credit cards as well as Bitcoin.

BuildMax’s floor plans are affordable, too.

For example, their plans for steel building and pole barns start at just $0.99 per square foot.

Once approved, you’ll receive the full set of plans in less than 10 days.

The team at BuildMax is friendly and helpful. They make it easy to get started creating the plans for your dream home. They offer a free consultation to learn more about their floor plans and to see if they would be a good fit for your build.

BuildMax offers thousands of home plans, including barndominiums and shophouses. No matter your vision for your dream home, you’re sure to find a matching floor plan at BuildMax. And if you don’t, the team will be happy to help you create a custom plan that includes all of your wants and needs.

We will be working directly with Buildmax later in the summer. Stay tuned.

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