Sliding interior barn 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, sliding indoor barn door 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. These keep 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.
Didn’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.
Small 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.
A 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.
If 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 1900s 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 with artwork and trim in Decorative Interior Barn Doors.
(Source: Hutker Architects, Gauthier-Stacy, Southern Living)
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