Do You Need a Barn Door?

In the housing renovation scene, there has been a trend recently of barn doors. I know you’re probably shaking your head in disbelief, but barn doors are extremely popular at the moment. Some of the reason for this popularity is the fact that not only do they look great but are a great space saver as well.

There are a variety of concerns you should look at first before deciding on a barn door in your home. Firstly, are your walls structurally strong enough to handle the weight of a weighty door and the hardware needed to support them. Another concern you should keep in mind is the amount of wall space that barn doors take up on either the right or left side of the door opening which hopefully is void of obstructions.

Barn doors have various styles that will enhance your home. From heavily textured weather barn boards to smooth ultra sleek frosted glass, there are no limit to the choices available to choose from for your barn door. Depending on the style you choose, it’s important that you pair it up with the proper hardware. After all, a sleek glass barn door would look great with a highly polished stainless steel hardware.

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Something to keep in mind when considering a barn door in your home is the use. Are you wanting this as a privacy screen of sorts or are you using it for a bathroom or bedroom? Barn doors work great for privacy screens such as closing off a dining or living room and depending on the style chosen, they can be a great enhancement to your home style and decoration.

Security should be something you consider especially with small children around since barn doors don’t lend themselves easily to locking. You can add hooks and such to help stabilize and secure them but they don’t come closet to a good old fashioned door lock or dead bolt system. The hardware you choose such as the door pulls greatly effect the overall look of your barn door. Something heavy and rustic, say an iron handle on a rough wooden barn door would match or something sleek such as stainless steel with a glass barn door would be equally at home with each other.

Whatever you decide in regards to your barn door system, consider Space Age Closets and Custom Cabinetry. We have the design and installation team you need for all of your custom needs, limited only to your imagination! ~

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