Designing the Perfect Tack Room

Home is not always where the heart is. If you’re a horse owner, yours is likely at the barn. Little wonder then that many stable owners are incorporating more creature comforts into their tack room in addition to the practical functions of storing and cleaning tack. You’ll find wine fridges, kitchen facilities, stereos and flat-screen TVs, adjoining showers and change rooms, not to mention a sophisticated sense of style on par with the hottest interior design trends such as granite countertops and stylish light fixtures. “Some have fireplaces, bars, kitchens, cathedral ceilings, in-floor heating, or air conditioning,” says Gary van Bolderen, owner of Dutch Masters Construction Services, a Barrie, ON, company that specializes in designing and building horse stables. “It’s all a matter of what people want to spend.” A place to unwind Kim Wynd and her husband Mike had a 10-stall barn and arena erected on their 97-acre BenWyn Acres…

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