With more than 20 years of experience building custom barns, B&D Builders is launching its 2022 Trend Guide for private and commercial equestrian facilities.
1: The Intersection of Riding and Entertainment
Barns are becoming much more than what most people think of when they hear the word, barn. They are transforming into epicenters for horses and owners to enjoy luxury amenities and entertainment that go above and beyond traditional basic stalls and storage.
“There is a huge uptick in equestrian facility spaces that provide riders with elevated entertaining, such as fully stocked bars or kitchens. And we predict this trend will continue to rise in popularity over the next several years,” said Daniel Glick, co-founder and co-owner of B&D Builders. Spaces such as living rooms or game rooms are in demand as more owners look to create areas that blend creature comforts with the love of their horses.
2: Greater Emphasis on Horse Wellness and Comfort
Stalls provide a safe haven for horses to relax and take shelter from the elements. But in older barns, horses can injure themselves on exposed rust, sharp metal edges, or splintering wood. Many barn owners are replacing old stalls or building new ones and adding plenty of custom touches to increase their horses’ wellness and comfort.