When homeowners first hear about the possibility of using barn doors as interior doors in their home, the initial image that springs to mind may be substantially different than the reality. Barn doors are preferred by many people not only because they provide a durable and interesting aesthetic, but also because they are very practical.
Unlike hinge doors that take up extra space in a room, barn doors that are installed may work as moveable walls to slide across a preferred area from ceiling tracks rather than swinging open into a room; therefore, sliding barn doors take up far less space than other kinds of traditional doors.
Another misunderstanding that homeowners may have with regard to installing a barn door in the interior of their home is the notion that it will look like something that belongs in a barn. While some people prefer a rustic décor and would be delighted with that idea, for other people, it does not seem like the most practical choice. Barn doors, in fact, may be composed of a variety of different sizes, materials, designs, styles, and colors.
There are a wide variety of sizes available to fit various functional and aesthetic needs. A barn door may be used to accommodate a wide space or to replace a traditional door, or may be large enough to double as a wall for some areas. Materials may vary from a traditional, heavy, rustic wooden door to more modern renditions made of lighter wood, or even a variety of other materials, such as aluminum or iron, as well as possibilities that include the implementation of glass panes. Frames, doors, and tracks come in many different kinds of styles and designs in order to meet the decorative pattern of any particular area of the home. Some homeowners prefer the unique aspect of a bright red barn door to be used in an open loft space, or as closet doors that either slide horizontally or can be constructed on springs to come down vertically in a manner similar to garage doors.
Heavy and dark doors may infuse a space with the warmth of a country setting, while brighter doors paneled with frosted glass may suggest a more modern decorative sensibility. Whatever one’s preference is, there are usually ways to accommodate both taste and overall style, and there are almost always ways to make one’s imaginative desires fit with one’s budget, as well. Given a multiplicity of alternatives, the use of barn doors inside the home is an increasingly popular and satisfying choice.