BBarndominiums are a proven home style in the Sioux City area. These custom post-frame buildings combine flexibility with durability, and they aren’t just for agriculture anymore. In fact, it’s estimated that less than half of all modern barndos are built with agriculture in mind. If you’re trying to decide whether a residential post-frame building is right for you, we have good news: with our experience designing and building custom barndominiums in Sioux City, Koskovich & Murphy Developments can ensure you get the perfect fit.
What are Barndominiums?
“Barndominium” is a new word for an old style of building. As far back as the Middle Ages, attaching a living space to an agricultural structure was a cost-effective way to make the best use of a small property. Times have changed, of course — three cheers for indoor plumbing! — but today’s homeowners enjoy the many options for design, fit, and finish that come with a modern barndominium.
Is a Barndominium Right For You?
Before you start browsing Pinterest or picking up the phone to talk to a post-frame building contractor serving Sioux City, let’s see if a barndominium might be the right fit for your next new Sioux City home.
Sioux City Barndominium Types and Uses
Barndos come in many shapes and sizes. They can be attached to an existing structure (like a storage shed, garage, or barn), or maybe a free-standing structure that’s a dedicated living space.
If the full extent of your “agricultural equipment” is a fertilizer spreader and a riding mower, a residential barndominium could still be perfect for you. Unlike a stick-built structure, a barndominium actually works well for open plan structures with lots of windows. That, in turn, leads to a home that’s bright, airy, and inviting.
The barndominium style lends itself well to a wide variety of mixed-use structures. That can include a building that combines retail or restaurant space on the ground floor with living space above, a shop with office suites attached, flex space with storage, or even a municipal building that combines several functions within its structural envelope.
If you have a small property and you’re trying to live off the grid — or if you’re simply trying to get the most from limited acreage — you could certainly bring the barndominium back to its agricultural roots. Whether you’re combining a garage with living quarters, a workshop with offices or storage space, or practically any other use you can think of, call us!
The Barndo Building Process
If you’re intrigued by the possibilities of a barndominium, but intimidated by the specifics, call us. We keep the process easy from start to finish, consulting on your needs and wishes from the very beginning. We’ll evaluate your site, proposed floor plan, and even any particular energy efficiency goals you may have.
As we’ve seen, there are many different options to build a barndominium. You may have seen a design on Pinterest, or on one of the many websites offering blueprints. You might have modifications of your own, or you may have something in mind that — for now — only exists in your imagination. Whatever you’ve got, bring it to us. With our experience as general post-frame contractors serving the Tri-State region, we’ll help you make it a reality.
Choose a Barndominium Floor Plan
Unlike some contractors, who assemble exclusively from prefab kits, Koskovich and Murphy customizes every structure we build. Whether you’ve seen a blueprint that intrigues you, or you have only the seed of an idea that you’d like to make a reality, we’re here to help!
What is the Average Cost of a Barndominium?
Because every project is different, it’s impossible to simply quote a flat rate or a ballpark number based on square footage. You’ll get a written quote that’s tailored to your needs, and your project — not a one-size-fits-all number that’s constantly shifting.
Why Choose Koskovich and Murphy Developments?
Our experience makes a difference. It’s what lets us deliver a fully-finished structure that’s move-in ready, and requires less post-frame building repairs and maintenance, from day one. Your journey to the barndominium or pole barn of your dreams starts with a single phone call. Get in touch with Koskovich and Murphy Developments today for a free barndominium building quote!