Does your dream barn seem like a far-off reality? Are you overwhelmed by the task of bringing your dream barn to life? It’s not that bad – these tips can help you to turn your dream barn into a reality.
Plan Early On In the Barn Building Process
It’s so important to create really detailed plans early on in your barn building process. Oftentimes, you may catch issues or problems in your plans before they become real-life issues with the barn’s construction. Having detailed plans can save you money, since you can fix problems before they’re actually occurring. Detailed plans also ensure that you and the barn builder are on the same page about what the end product should look like.
Budget and Set Extra Money Aside
Before you start the process of building your barn, do some research and determine what type of a budget your project will require. Don’t forget to include items such as the cost of the land, the budget of the actual construction, and the cost of the stall components and barn accessories that you will need.
Once you’ve established an overall budget for your project, create an extra fund and set it aside. This separate fund will be for the unexpected expenses which you’re sure to encounter in the project. Having money set aside can make these unexpected expenses much easier to deal with.
Find an Experienced Barn Builder
Much of your project’s success will depend on the people that you work with, and your barn builder will be integral to your barn’s creation. Find a barn builder who is not only experienced in building barns, but who is highly experienced in building horse barns and facilities. The construction of a horse barn is much more nuanced than the construction of your average storage barn, so horse-specific knowledge is important for everyone working on the project.
Think About Stall Components and Supplies Early On
Many barn owners make the mistake of deciding on stall components and barn accessories later on in the barn building process. In this situation, they are then faced with the challenge of finding stall components which can fit into their barn’s construction.
We advise that you start thinking about stall components and supplies early on in the process, well before construction has even begun. Decide on what stalls you want, and add them into your barn plans. This way you can be assured that everything you want will fit into your barn, because the barn can be built with these specific supplies in mind.
One of the best ways to ensure that your barn turns out great is to ask other barn owners about what they like – and don’t like – about their own barns. Ask your barn-owning friends what they would do differently if they were able to start their barns over again – the answers may inform your own barn building process.
Please give Classic Equine Equipment a call early on in the process – we’re happy to help you decide on what stalls and accessories are right for your barn, and can advise you on how best to incorporate them into your plans as you bring your dream barn to life.
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