Accessories

Post-and-Beam Kits Made Easy

by Daniel Baker • March 14, 2018

The 2008 financial crash necessitated unsettling change amongst many businesses across the country. When we came up with DC Structures, we wanted to accentuate an approachable and comprehensive process inherently featured in post-and-beam kits, without sacrificing aesthetics and high quality.   The process most kit companies put people through can be a nightmare. Most will […]


dormers

Say Yes to Barn Home Kit Dormers

by Terrell Martin • February 20, 2018

Heavy timber architecture done right can make any structure look like an old German fairy tale. There is something honest about an exposed joinery, and the smell of freshly shaved cedar or fir. But sometimes there are limits; times in which elegance must intersect with a designer’s pragmatism. Shed dormers are used fairly indiscriminately throughout […]


horse stable design

What Makes For Good Horse Stable Design?

by Daniel Baker • January 31, 2018

Mustangs brought over from Spain embody the West’s untamable nature. Hundreds of these equine animals once roamed the rolling hills and prairies through snow and rain. Their wild disposition has since traveled through their genealogy, into stables across the country. A horse would never step into a stable if they had their way. They naturally […]


solar panels

Planning for Solar Panels on Your Barn Home Kit

by Josh Tittle • January 24, 2018

Solar is the fastest growing alternative energy source in the world—a trend most would have dismissed as a fluke 48 years ago. That’s because photovoltaic systems back in 1970 were wildly expensive, costing around $70 per kilowatt an hour. Today, you pay significantly less at just 12 cents an hour per kilowatt. The overall price […]


Rustic Inspiration: Barn Home Ideas

by Brian Hurst • October 18, 2017

The barn home is a classic house design with a timeless aesthetic. With their throwback features and exposed wood finishes, barn homes can be otherwise thought of as houses designed in the style of barns or barns converted into living spaces. While barns may call to mind farm-related images such as livestock and dirty boots, […]


wedding barn

Dressing Up Your Wedding Barn

by Brian Hurst • April 12, 2017

There’s a common misconception that buying a pre-engineered kit means your structure will be a cookie cutter project, but that doesn’t have to be the case! With some help from the DC crew and a little imagination, you can totally personalize any kit to be the exact venue you are looking for. With so many […]


barn home accessories

Finishing Touches: Barn Home Accessories

by Scott Desbiens • February 22, 2017

The process of designing and building a new structure is a lot of work, but it’s not all doom and gloom! Personalizing your structure with barn home accessories is where the fun comes into play, as no house or horse barn would be complete without them. Barn home accessories can be both functional and aesthetic, […]