11 Inspirational Barn Door Ideas
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Barn doors aren't just for the farm anymore—they're one of the most sought-after features for homes of all styles. Whether you want an attention-grabbing entry, like the yellow mudroom door shown here; a space-saving solution, or an attractive way to divide rooms, there's a sliding barn door appropriate for your home. Read on for 11 beautiful options.
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This savvy TOH reader used a set of sliding barn doors to separate the bedroom from the living space in her New York City apartment. When opened, as shown here, they cover two hidden closets.
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Interior designer Gail Claridge converted a mid-century horse barn into her home. Former stalls now hold bedrooms and baths behind sliding doors.
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In this open-concept home, large sliding barn doors are used to create a little privacy as needed, without permanently closing off the rooms. High windows on the door design allow for light to pass between the rooms.
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To keep an open-feel in this master bathroom, sliding doors made of walnut and frosted glass can be closed to conceal a walk-in closet. Built-in dressers flank the closet.
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An airy great room adjacent to guest rooms invites socializing, but barn doors upstairs and downstairs close when guests turn in.
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These tall doors were used to set off a first-floor office alcove. They also make a handsome focal point in the living room, open or closed.
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Inside the kitchen of a 110-year-old farmhouse, TOH reader Jeff M. replaced old swinging doors to the pantry with a set of sliding barn doors. He included the hardware to add even more character.
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In a narrow kitchen, a fully loaded grid of open shelves and cabinets disappears behind this distressed sliding door.
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In a small bedroom with bath en suite, a sliding barn-style door closes off the bath without taking up extra space.
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Kristin, blogger at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia added a sliding barn door to maximize space in her laundry room. The old door swung inward to the tiny workspace. Now, the doors don't get in the way.
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