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Barndominium FAQs

What is a Barndominium?
A barndominium is a unique combination of a barn and a condominium, where the inside has been converted into a living space. This type of home is gaining popularity for its rustic charm and efficient use of space. Fry Design Co is Oklahoma's most trusted barndominium designer, taking this one-of-a-kind concept and turning it into a beautiful and practical living space that fits your lifestyle. With years of experience under our belt, Fry Design Co can make your barndominium dreams a reality - from optimized floor plans to custom finishes — all while embracing the country-living vibe that makes these homes so special.
Why Build a Barndominium in Oklahoma?
There are a number of reasons why building a barndominium in Oklahoma might be the right choice for you. Firstly, Oklahoma has a rich agricultural heritage that has seen a lot of barns constructed across the state over the years. This means that there is a lot of existing infrastructure that could be converted into a barndominium. Secondly, barndominiums tend to be more affordable to build than traditional homes, meaning that you can get more bang for your buck. Oklahoma's lower cost of living also makes it an attractive option to those looking to build a unique and affordable home. In addition to that, Oklahoma is known for its beautiful countryside, wide open spaces and natural beauty, making it a perfect location for those looking to embrace a country-living vibe. Lastly, Fry Design Co, Oklahoma's most trusted barndominium designer, has the experience and expertise to help you build the barndominium of your dreams.
What are the four structural types of Barndominiums?
There are four common types of barndominium structures to consider when building your home: Steel, hybrid, post and beam, traditional stick-frame
How much does it cost to design and build a barndominium in Oklahoma?
Depends on the project. But here are some considerations that play into cost:

1. We build significantly cheaper than stick-frame.

2. Steel is now more expensive and harder to get. While this material is highly desirable for structural integrity, it does result in longer turnaround times.

3. Post and Beam provide the beautiful aesthetic of exposed beams; however, this option is usually associated with slightly higher costs compared to our hybrid options.

4. Hybrids are a great solution to minimizing costs and turnaround times compared to steel.

5. The biggest savings associated with building a barndominium is YOUR TIME.
What is your most popular barndominium structural type?
The Post and beam hybrid barndominium structure is our most popular structure due to its functionality and desirable aesthetic.
What is your Most popular Barndominium plan?
Our most popular Barndominium floor plan is PLAN 2400

4 bed / 2 bath. Barndominium
Stock Home Blueprints
How long does it take to get my Barndominium designed?
On average, it takes our team about 30-60 days to fully design and provide plans for your Barndominium in Oklahoma.
How long does it take to build my barndominium?
On average, it takes 6-8 months to construct your barndominium in Oklahoma.

General FAQs

What is Fry Design Co.?
Fry Design Co. is a design agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma, that specializes in creating beautiful and functional design solutions for individuals. Our full-service design firm is renowned for its exceptional work in providing solutions for commercial and residential projects. We aim to be your advocate to help you design the home you've always wanted!
Can you create a home design catered to my needs?
We are dedicated to assisting you in crafting a personalized living area that fulfills your home goals. Our team of experts offers professional advice and custom-tailored design services to ensure your space is functional, visually stunning, and within your budget. Expect nothing less than exceptional results that surpass your expectations.
Isn’t hiring a design professional expensive and time-consuming?
It's just the opposite! In our experience here at Fry Design Co, we have discovered that if we find out exactly what our customers want, we can cater to their financial and personal needs. Additionally, with a well-planned design, our customers never feel buyer's remorse!
Can’t anyone add design elements to a home?
The short answer is yes. However, not everyone has the expertise and experience that our staff at Fry Design Co. has. We are up to date on the latest trends and building codes, which means your house will not only be pleasing to the eye but will also be sturdy and structurally sound.
What is your design process like?
Our design process involves four main stages:

1. Discovery Phase: By visiting the site and talking with you, we get to learn about your ideas and visions, which helps us create a plan.

2. Schematic Design: We create a design that brings your house dreams to life. This phase is completed within two to four weeks.

3. Design Development: In this phase, we really start to get our hands dirty by designing items for your home, including cabinets and fixtures.

4. Construction Documents: In the last step, all of the design decisions have been completed and discussed with the builder so that they understand exactly how the project is supposed to be set up.
How do I get started on a project with Fry Design Co.?
To get started on a project with Fry Design Co., simply request a complimentary consultation from our site. This contact form prompts you to tell us what design features you have in mind. We can use this information to assemble a team that will best be able to make your unique design dreams come true.
How much does a design project with Fry Design Co. cost?
The cost of a design project varies depending on the scope of the project and the specific design services required. We provide custom quotes for each project based on our complimentary consultation and understanding of your needs. However, you can rest assured that we will work out a plan that makes you happy and stays within your budget!
What is your turnaround time for design projects?
Our turnaround time for design projects varies depending on the scope of the project and our current workload. We work with each client to establish a timeline and keep them informed of progress throughout the project.