Barn doors for your home

12 Jul, 2019

It's a fact: barn doors are more that simply a trend nowadays, and they are definitely not only used for barns anymore.

Barn doors are among the most versatile ones, and the feeling of warm coziness they express is something each of us aims to achieve in their home.

There are, however, many other reasons why you should consider having one (or more!) barn doors in your home, and we are going to explain them all to you.


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1. No rustic style is complete without a barn door

Rustic style is one of the most popular recently: it looks great in kitchen decor, living room remodeling and even for your new bathroom design.

When working on a home design, we often focus all our energies on the choice of the furniture, but the truth is that no rustic design can be right without a barn door.

If you love this extremely welcoming, relaxing and easy going style, you really can't opt for any different kind of doors.

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2. Barn doors are very easy to install

Unlikely other door types, installing barn doors is a real breeze. Not only home design experts but also home owners often decide to simply watch some DYI video on the topic for their barn door installation: it doesn't take a long time and you can't get it wrong.


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3. Barn doors are incredibly light to handle

Another reason why barn doors are among most people's favorite doors is because of their light weight (once installed), that allows even people with disability to open them without encountering major issues.

Barn doors can be easily open and closed by just about anyone, and this can't be said for all the doors available in the market.


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4. Barn doors help you save space

If you are living the big city life in a very tiny apartment, here you have one more reason why you should get yourself a barn door.

Sliding doors are people's favorite when it comes to face the need of saving space. In fact, barn doors are not only used to separate one room from the other, but they can also be easily found inside a room itself – For example, to cover a closet.


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Some things to consider…

1. Select your hardwood carefully

If you are planning to install a barn door in your house, it is very much likely that you will want it to be come one of the main (if not the only one) focal points in your home design.

Consequently, it is very important that you take your tipe to consider the wide variety of hardwood floors that you could choose, and you opt for a good quality kind of hardwood, that can represent a durable addition by beautifying your house.


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2. See if your wall is suitable for a barn door

Sliding doors might not be the right fit for just any kind of walls, and before you install one you should make sure of two main things:

– When open, the door should better not cover and switchers or sockets (it could be a true pain otherwise to have to remember to close the door every time we need to turn on the light!)

– Your door needs enough space on the side to slide: to open completely, one of the walls on the side should have at least the same width of the door


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3. Measure the doorway too

Doors are tipically wider than the doorway itself. Before buying your new barn door, just make sure you take the measurements accurately and choose a barn door that is at least a couple of centimeters wider than the actual wall opening.


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4. Remember to add a handle

Handles can easily be forgotten when thinking of sliding doors, but it is true that even if we might not use them everytime we need to close and open the doors, it is good to always install one- Just in case.'


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And you? have you already created a design with our new barn doors in catalog?

If you have, we would love to see what have you come up with. Feel free to write us an email at, telling us your pains, your strategies and your inspirations to create the perfect home design with a barn door.