Barn doors have been around for a while now, but they gained popularity thanks to HGTV shows like Fixer Upper. One thing is for certain, the team at Morning Star Builders is definitely a fan! So, why use barn doors in your home design? That’s easy! Barn doors are both functional and beautiful.

Functional Benefits of Barn Doors in Home Design

In terms of functionality, barn doors are huge space savers. The general rule of thumb for traditional swinging doors is to leave at least 9 feet of space for proper movement. That’s a lot of empty space! While this isn’t an issue for larger homes, smaller homes can’t afford to waste so much room. After all, every inch counts! Installing a sliding barn door is the perfect way to add function to a home’s design without sacrificing any space.

In addition to saving space, barn doors are installed on a track which distributes the weight of the door evenly. This may not seem like a big deal but it makes it easier to install heavier doors. For small spaces that require more security, a heavier barn door is the perfect solution. The tracks effortlessly support a heavier, more durable barn door while making it easy to slide the door open and closed.

Aesthetic Benefits of Barn Doors in Home Design

Barn doors can add visual interest to any room in your home. While they’re commonly designed to have a rustic style, barn doors are actually available in a wide variety of styles. Different materials and designs can be used to complement almost any home design, from modern to industrial to rustic.

Where to use barn doors in your home:

  • Home Office/Study
  • Game Room
  • Porch
  • Master Bathroom
  • Mudroom
  • Dining Room
  • Laundry
  • Pantry

The possibilities are endless! Take a peek below at a few of the creative ways we’ve used barn doors in our home designs…

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Ready to get started designing the home of your dreams? Morning Star Builders is here to help! Contact our team to learn more about our home building and renovation process. We can’t wait to hear from you!