If you’re building a barndo, it often means you want to add extra living space with room for workshops, garages, and even agricultural space inside of your home. In fact, that’s the original concept behind a barndo.
This gives you the opportunity to live in close proximity to the things you do every day – reducing your commute, extra effort, etc., so you can easily get to work (or your hobby) whenever you want.
Whatever it is you like to do, building a barndo with an attached shop can give you a lot of freedom. It can mean you have a space to work in, it can give you a space to put a business in, and it can mean you have the freedom to have space for your hobbies.
Whatever it is you want a workshop for, these 6 creative barndominium floor plans with a shop will help you find inspiration for your own home.
Navigating 50×100 Barndo Floor Plans With Shops (Factors)
Creating an ideal home plan means figuring out what you want in your home, what’s important, and what your lifestyle is like.
From there, you can design your home around what you actually need.
Considering Your Needs
How much workshop space do you need? How much storage space? How many bedrooms? What about home office space?
For many people, what you need around the workshop will depend on what you use the workshop for. For example, if you’re using it as a business, you’ll probably need an attached office (even if that’s converting a spare bedroom into an office).
Similarly, if your workshop is loud and noisy and other people in the home don’t want to live with that, you might want to opt for a separate workshop – e.g. connected by a breezeway or in a separate building.
You’ll also want to consider how much time you spend in each part of the home when planning out toilets and bathrooms, so you can more easily prioritize where things should be.
Workflow and Traffic Flow
It’s important that your floor plan offers a good home layout for workflow and traffic flow.
That often means ensuring hallways are wide enough, ensuring you have enough space for at least two people to easily pass each other at any point where traffic moves through, and planning your rooms based on how traffic moves around the home.
That also means ensuring you have enough space for the things you do in the home, e.g., if you typically spend a lot of time cooking, make sure the kitchen area is large enough and that it holds the number of people who normally work together.
In addition, if you frequently have guests over, make sure the living area is optimized for that with its own toilet.
Optimizing workflow can be difficult if you don’t know what you need. However, it’s a good rule of thumb to look at practical usage first in what you do, how rooms connect to each other, and which rooms you typically move between – and therefore which rooms should be close to each other.
Accessibility may be an important consideration. However, it might not be. Here, you’ll want to consider things like whether you want a second story in your home.
For instance, if you’re about to retire, you might want to skip building the stairs altogether. On the other hand, if you’re looking at having kids and want to maximize space in your home without adding on extra costs, a multi-story home is the way to go.
Here, considerations are what accessibility requirements you have, how you can accommodate those, and how you can take steps to consider accessibility requirements over the next 10 years.
Everyone needs storage. That’s especially true if you have a workshop.
Considering storage space inside the home and inside the workshop will be important. That means looking for floor plans with built-in closets, pantries, storage areas, and room to put storage in – because you will need it.
Having separate storage attached to your workshop can also reduce the amount of clutter in your workshop, because it means that unused things don’t have to be piled around the workshop.
Details like storage can be overlooked but will eventually add a lot to quality of life, which means you should pay attention to them.
How many cars do you have? What about in 5 years? Most people want at least a single-car garage. However, it’s important to keep in mind that garages and workshops are normally attached.
If you end up needing an extra car space, it will eventually take away from your workshop space if you don’t plan for it now. However, if you plan for it now, that extra space can be used for other things like storage or an extra workshop room.
Look and Feel
The look and feel of your home will always be important. For example, you might be able to save a lot of money by putting your home in a second story on top of a large workshop. However, you might not like the feeling of having to walk into your home via a workshop first.
You might save a lot on noise pollution by putting your shop away from the home – but it might add extra hassle that you don’t want.
Consider the look and feel of the home and how it impacts aesthetics, how home-like your barndo feels, and what it means for your daily life.
6 50×100 Barndominium Floor Plans with Shops
The following 5 barndominium floor plans with shops are 50×100 in dimensions, including shops. This means you get plenty of space for both a workshop and a home in the same building.
- 3,638 sq. ft.
- 4 bedrooms
- 2.5 bathrooms
- 690 sq. ft. porch space
- 1,195 sq. ft. garage/workshop
This large barndo floor plan offers plenty of space for work and living. In addition, with over 1,000 square feet of garage and workshop space, it offers all the room you need for parking and a workshop.
The garage also comes paired with a large storage area you can repurpose into a gym or a home office – and connected to a back patio. The garage is also suitable as a three-car garage or as a workshop and garage – so you can re-use the space however you want.
The home itself features four bedrooms including a master bedroom with a split walk-in closet and a master bathroom. The large living and dining area connects to an open kitchen.
You also get a studio or office and a playroom worked into the layout, making this plan perfect for families.
- 3,471 sq. ft.
- 2 bedrooms
- 2.5 bathrooms
- 970 sq. ft. porch space
- 1,375 sq. ft. garage/workshop
This 2-bedroom home focuses on having a large living space and dining area, plus an extremely large garage and workshop space. The garage is 1,375 square feet, meaning you get room for up to three cars, and as much space for your workshop as you’d want.
In addition, with a nearby half bath connecting to the garage and the living and dining area, you can easily spend longer amounts of time in the space without inconvenience.
The home itself features a large connected living and dining area with an open kitchen, multiple storage areas, and two and a half baths. The master bedroom has its own walk-in closet and master bathroom.
The spare bedroom has its own bathroom as well – meaning you can easily maintain privacy even with guests or older children.
- 2,487 sq. ft.
- 3 bedrooms
- 2.5 bathrooms
- 500 sq. ft. porch space
- 1,250 sq. ft. garage/workshop
This 3-bedroom home offers a balance between family living and ideal space for a workshop, garage, and extra storage.
Here, you get a large 4-car garage on one end of the home. This opens up into a mudroom with a laundry area, the kitchen and dining area, and an open-plan living area. You also get plenty of storage, with pantries, closets, and storage rooms built in.
The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and master bathroom – complete with extra closets for linen and other storage. And, the two additional bedrooms each feature their own closets and a shared bathroom.
You also get a separate workshop area on the opposite end of the home, giving you space to split workshops, keep work areas away from cars, and ensure everyone has their own private area.
This opens directly into the home – and has its own large storage area, making it ideal for a heated workshop where you can comfortably stay even during the coldest months.
- 3,616 sq. ft.
- 4 bedrooms
- 3.5 bathrooms
- 460 sq. ft. porch space
- 1,383 sq. ft. garage/workshop
With 1,383 square feet of garage and workshop space, this home plan focuses on giving you the room you need to build your dream workshop – and store your vehicles out of the wind and rain.
However, it’s also designed for a family, as it comes with four bedrooms, each with its own closets and bathrooms.
The master bedroom also features a walk-in closet and a private bathroom. And, with an office or study space built in, you can easily add a fifth bedroom if you don’t need the private study space.
The open floor plan also includes a large living area with built-in storage, an open kitchen and dining area, and a spacious front porch and back patio.
Essentially, it’s everything you need for a large family – or to support your family and home business under one roof.
- 3,383 sq. ft.
- 3 bedrooms
- 2.5 baths
- 662 sq. ft. porch space
- 967 sq. ft. garage/workshop
This 3-bedroom home creates space for a family, with plenty of space to customize your living style to your wants and needs. The home offers a large master bedroom with a private bathroom and walk-in closet.
You also get three smaller bedrooms, each with their own shared common bath and built-in closets. A shared family room makes it easy to set up a play area, without bringing toys and mess into the living area.
The living area itself is an open floor plan, connecting to the dining area and the kitchen. All three walk through, from the front porch to the spacious back patio. That connects to a laundry room, pantry, half bath, and storage area, so you have plenty of places to store everything you need.
The garage offers room for 2 cars with a separate shop – so you can opt to heat the shop and not the garage.
- 3,564 sq. ft.
- 4 bedrooms
- 3.5 bathrooms
- 408 sq. ft. porch space
- 408 sq. ft. garage/workshop
If you’re primarily looking for a family home but also want space for a workshop, this spacious floor plan is an ideal solution.
It offers four bedrooms, three of which have walk-in closets. You also get 3.5 baths, offering everyone in the family plenty of space and privacy, with only two rooms sharing a bath. The floor plan also offers a spacious hallway with a half bath (powder room) for guests.
That opens into an open floor plan living area with an attached kitchen, pantry, laundry room, and dining area. It’s an open plan, so you can mostly do whatever you want with it.
Then, you get an attached garage suitable for 2 cars or one car and your workshop. That means this plan has less space for your workshop than the rest on this list, but comparatively more private space for your family, which might be a great fit for your lifestyle.
Building your barndo normally means deciding on a floor plan and then taking it to a metal building manufacturer.
If you’re opting for a simple layout with only four corners, you can also often simply purchase a kit that’s ready to use. However, these all have porches and outdoor spaces, so you’ll want to talk to your builder.
Hopefully, these floor plans inspire you as you plan out your own barndo with a shop.
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