Much like in commercial spaces, if done correctly, it’s not that important to hide utilities in a barn structure. “Honestly, it’s okay if utilities remain exposed,” says Paul Baker of Country Carpenters. “If you go this route, just be sure to use a material that you’d expect to see in a barn.” For example, for plumbing, you might choose copper or galvanized piping to keep with the style. When it comes to electrical wiring, use a BX type of wire instead of one that you’d find within the walls of a residential home. Also, if your barn is insulated with SIPs, keep in mind that you can cut chases in the panels to hide electrical and plumbing inside the exterior walls.