I am sure you’ve heard the term…”close the door, were you raised in a barn”? If you watched the popular garden, DYI, and fixer upper television shows, you have probably seen a big trend toward stylish sliding barn doors. So, what are the benefits of using a barn door. A sliding barn door can be used for more than just closing the entrance between rooms, it can also be used as space saving, functionality, or just because of the aesthetics of the design. Not only is it stylish but by using a barn door you could save up to 9 sq. ft. of valuable space.
Installing a barn door versus a traditional door is more expensive but you will see a much better investment along with a much bigger return. So, when you compare the cost of a barn door to that of a traditional door, you will see that not only does it look better, but it also offers more styles to choose from. Whether you are deciding to install a barn door because of space issues or because of a design element, either way you can’t go wrong.
So, before you install that interior sliding barn door, here are some things to think about. What hardware will you be installing (stainless steel, aluminum flat rail, round rail, etc.); where are you going to install the door (closet, dining room, bedroom, etc.); make sure you measure the area (remember the door must be wider than the doorway); structural support is required (barn doors can be very heavy, sometimes up to 200 pounds, so have a sturdy structure is very important); and the last item is what kind of handle do you want (latch, deadbolt, steel door pull, etc.). Installing a barn door doesn’t just add beauty to your property but also functionality as well, and a great way to make a statement in your home.