Did you ever think barn doors could not only be beautiful and functional… but USEFUL? Yes! Barn doors have been known to save space, be multi-purpose, and solve some age-old problems. Scroll to see seven useful ways to use a barn door.
#1- MEDIA COVER
Again, we’re talking multi-purpose here. Close off your entertainment center/tv to set the tone for face-to-face conversations, and then open the doors right up for that family movie night or Superbowl party!
Credit: Thomson Custom Homes
#2- FOR THE KIDS
For all the times we told our kids not to write on the walls, or the floors, or… anything but paper….this is the exception. On one side, a stylish door that goes with the rest of your home. On the inside of the playroom, a reusable kid’s dream canvas!
Credit: Brookes and Hill
#3- WINDOW COVERING
Wish you had space in your house for a functional door but just don’t? Use a barn door to cover a large window as a replacement for shades or drapes!
Photo: Ella Claire
#4- SPACE SAVER
Swinging doors in certain areas can 1) restrict traffic flow, 2) take up square footage, and 3) limit furniture arrangement in a room. Because barn doors slide on the same pane as the wall, you can maximize your floor space!
Photo: Tracy Lynn Studio
#5- A MIRROR
Seriously, how cute is this bathroom!? Mirrors in barn doors are becoming very popular for bathrooms and closets- in fact a customer just picked hers up from our shop today! It’s a great way to get a full length mirror in your room without compromising your wall space!
Credit: Irwin Construction
#6- ROOM DIVIDER
Isn’t this so cool?! Whether you are creating an open floor plan feel or need a closed in space, its nice to know you have options.
#7- SMALL LAUNDRY
In space efficient homes, many washers and dryers are being moved to hallways or hidden behind bi-folding closet doors… and let’s face it, washers and dryers (and loads of dirty clothes) usually aren’t that attractive. A barn door can add functionality and charm to your space all while covering the chaos.
Photo: Geoff Chick