I have been crushing on interior barn doors for a couple of years; the interest level ebbs and flows, but never completely goes away. It’s the look of the barn doors that captured my heart. The many different door styles, finishes, and the marvelous hardware. I want it all.
In addition to its good looks, Apartment Therapy shares the many purposes the sliding barn door serves:
- No door swing - sliding doors save space because they don’t need the 5-10 square feet of floor area where the doors swings from open to close.
- Space dividers - large sliding doors can actually act as room dividers, transforming the function or feel of a room in one easy step.
- Art piece - as seen in this collection, sliding doors often act as functional art.
- Opportunities for affordable and creative reuse - old doors or lumber can be reused in a new way, saving resources and money!
- Not just for doorways - sliding doors are also great solutions for pantries, shelving units and media centers!
Would you put an interior sliding barn door in your home? Painted or stained? A neutral color or would you paint it a bright color like some of the doors shown in the roundup? I have a spot picked out in my home and my contractor is coming over next week. I’ll see what he thinks of my idea.
If you have interior barn doors in your home please share some photos with us. We would love to see them. Check out Hirshfield’s Facebook for additional barn door photos.
Here’s a link to an article the Star Tribune ran on interior barn doors the other day. (I hope all the hardware is not so pricey) And here is a link to the blog, Boots & Totty, where you can read about a DIY interior barn door install. Also, Cupboards had a link in his blog posting on interior barn doors.