My google alerts light up with Barn Door notifications – new Houzz photos. I read Dwell and I like to dreamily look at architectural digest, but the design ideas that spark my interest most, I find on Houzz. The site is a visual feast of home design. They are not hand selected and staged for a magazine, but highlights of real projects posted by designers, builders and architects, curated by the people themselves. This is how I know that barn doors are trending, because Houzz has had an explosion of late. Why? With a little creativity the hardware can be used so many different ways.
The barn doors here add interest to the very large walls. The project transforms an old school house into a private residence while maintaing a certain amount of schoolhouse fun. Continue reading “Are Rolling Barn Doors the Hottest Design Trend Ever?”
If you’re looking for a way to save space and add an attractive element to your home, you’ll love rolling barn doors. These functional doors provide an easy solution to the space problem that faces many homeowners each and every day. These doors also can be an unexpected design element indoors, since this style of door is typically seen on outdoor barns or garages.
Perks of rolling barn doors include no door swing- which ultimately saves you a few feet of space that typical doors use when opening and closing. You can even reuse old doors or reclaimed wood to save money and resources.
Rolling barn doors serve many different purposes. They can be used to hide a laundry nook, a personal office or a kid’s playroom. Larger rooms can be separated in half with a rolling barn door, creating two separate spaces. These doors are also a great option for a pantry or closet, since they attractively conceal your storage in small spaces. An innovative way to use these doors is to conceal your media center- including your TV or stereo system. If you just want to add a new twist on your room’s aesthetic, these doors make great art pieces and conversation starters when you have company over.
You can also customize the look of your rolling barn door in other ways that just the wood type and color. Choose from your favorite barn door roller straps, which are available in a variety of shapes and finishes. Whether you’re looking for something with a classic/rustic look or a more contemporary style, there are roller straps just for you. Popular finishes include black, oil-rubbed bronze and satin nickel. Some companies even make custom hardware for your barn doors, allowing you get the look you’ve always dreamed of in your home.
If you’re worried about your door sliding or bumping into a wall, you can install a center floor guide can keep the door from swinging and provides a precise stopping position.
The last steps in your rolling door process is to mount your door on a rail (it’s usually best for a professional to do so). The time and money put into your rolling barn door will pay off in the beauty and functionality of your home for many years to come.