Interior Barn Doors

interior barn-style doors in a kitchenBarn-style sliding doors offer clever space-saving solutions in any room.

Mention barn doors to anyone not devoted to interior design and they will assume you are speaking of doors on real barns.  Mounted on hardware placed outside the door frame, the sliding indoor versions offer a decorative and functional alternative to standard swing and pocket doors.

A country kitchen by Hutker Architects features custom designed double doors constructed from reclaimed barn wood and keeps true to the traditional barn door look with a Z-board design on the upper half of the doors, black hardware and ring shaped handles.  This double door classic slides apart from the center to reveal a pantry.

large painting on sliding hardware to function as a doorDidn’t spot the door right away in the photo above?  The design team of Gauthier-Stacy commissioned an extra large “old master” landscape painting, framed it in gold and hung it on a slider to hide closet doors in the entry of this Boston apartment.

powder room with rustic barn doorSmall bathrooms rooms are frequently constructed with little room for a standard swing door. (I know because I have one).  The Brooklyn Home Company‘s rustic wood plank door and black track is striking against the white wall.  This style door is perfect for powder rooms placed in main living areas and solves the pesky design quandary we often hear: “How do I hide the bathroom?!” Closed, the door looks more like a textural element complimenting wood ceiling beams than an entry to the loo.

contemporary frosted glass barn door in a work roomA modern version for contemporary rooms, this barn-like sliding door has frosted inserts to diffuse the view of the work area when not in use.

salvage barn doors created from several piecesIf you like salvaging vintage materials, this double-door slider is proof that just about anything can be made into a door.  Crafted from three different materials: early 1900′s cypress siding (with original green paint), wood from a 100-year-old barn and wrought iron fencing, this recycled and reinvented example has DIY written all over it.

Note:  There are various hardware styles on the market from rustic flat-mount to contemporary stainless steel.  Or hide the hardware altogether with a header.

Don’t miss the collection of barn doors turned into masterpieces with artwork and trim in Decorative Interior Barn Doors.

(Source: Southern Living)
Originally published: July 11, 2010

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11 Responses to Interior Barn Doors

  1. Tricia Rose November 26, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    I wonder if (ahem) noise would be a problem with a barn door for a loo, especially just off a seating area? There is always quite a lot of air space around them.

  2. Jane F November 27, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    If well installed doubtful. But in any event, I was taught to run the cold water in there for that very reason.

  3. Puna November 28, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    Such pretty inspirations!

  4. Charles Francomano( carmrena maintenance inc.) October 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    I’m very interested in your doors, I’m doing a gut renovation of a bathroom and I hate pocket doors. I only use the best or I don’t do it period. Can you please provide me with some pricing lists or literature as I will be buying from your company. Sincerely Charles Francomano

  5. Jane F @ Atticmag October 18, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    Hello Charles,

    We show the doors but don’t sell them or anything else. Just our ideas. However, a quick google search should turn up sources for both the doors and the hardware. Best of luck with your project. Jane


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