Barn Building 101 | By: American Stalls | Date on: 10/11/2021

Although many of our projects consist of new barns, our team does many barn renovation projects each year. Our renovations can range widely from private 4-stall barns to large 40-stall barns. Each barn renovation requires something different – including stalls, barn doors, windows, and flooring renovations. Our team works hard to understand your existing barn’s structure, the surrounding climate, your horses, and your personal style. This way, we can tailor a renovation project to your preferences and overall project.

Although renovations come in many sizes, we want to highlight three particular renovation projects that we have completed this year. These 3 renovations will give you an idea of what is possible for your own barn. Regardless of your the barn structure, we strive to deliver an end result that leads to a safer, more functional, and elegant barn.

Example 1 – Horse Barn in Ocala, Florida

Our first example is a private horse barn in Ocala, Florida. This barn – in traditional Florida fashion – is a shedrow barn for a client’s private use. The client already had their stalls in-place, but wanted to upgrade the flooring around the barn. They then finalized on black 1-3/4″ rubber pavers to give their outdoor aisles a new look. These rubber pavers not only transformed the look and feel, but also adds safety with our rubbers’ anti-slip traction. You can see the newly installed rubber pavers below.

Shed Row Barn in Ocala, Florida with new Rubber Pavers

Example 2 – Breeding Facility in Collinsville, Texas

Our first example (above) showed a client who chose to renovate their barn with only flooring components. Our second example shows a client in Collinsville, Texas. Our client, True North Show Horses, brought our team onboard to help with both their new barn and existing barn’s renovation. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the existing barn’s renovation.

Our client had existing European horse stalls in their barn constructed with cinderblock. However, they wanted to transform these European horse stalls into stalls for their stallions. We then worked with our client and their barn builder to engineer custom sliding horse stalls. The sliding horse stall doors were built to match the stall doors in their new barn. You can see the transformation of their barn in this one row of stalls.

Before (Left) and After (Right)

Example 3 – Private Barn in Virginia

Our first two examples both show barn renovations that chose either flooring or custom stall components. This gives our clients an understanding that their renovation can be done in phases.

Our last example shows a barn renovation that took place in Virginia. This client moved into this new property that had an existing horse barn. The couple chose to overhaul the entire barn to house their four horses.

This particular renovation included the following new additions:

  1. Custom sliding horse stall doors
  2. Custom grillwork for their existing horse stall fronts
  3. Custom 1″ round bars for their exterior barn windows
  4. Black 7/8″ rubber pavers for their aisles and breezeways

The client chose rubber pavers to add a beautiful barn aisle look, but to also add safety and traction to their aisles. They then chose the particular design for their sliding stall doors based on their horses and the location of the barn. The couple decided that their horses knew each other enough that they were comfortable to allow their horses to hang their head out of their stalls at all time with the v-shaped yoke. Lastly, a mesh bottom was added to the horse stall doors to help with ventilation during hot Summers in Virginia. You can see the before and after of this stunning barn below:

Do you have any questions regarding your horse barn renovation? Are you stuck with where to even start? Our team is here to help guide you every step of the way to ensure your renovation yields the exact result you want. Please kindly feel free to send us an email at or a call at (855) 957-8255. Alternatively, you can also complete a Contact Us Form.

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