Bedroom Barn Doors

Bedroom Barn Doors

DAYORIS Doors / Panels 3. What look are you going for?Many love the rustic romance of a weathered wood barn door. Others are attracted to the 007 spy aesthetic of an etched glass slider. Whatever your style preference, make sure that your barn door adds to the overall appeal instead of detracting from it. Choose a barn door material that harmonizes with your home. A stainless steel version in a Zen retreat could be the opposite of relaxing, whereas a reclaimed Balinese temple door would bring a soulful ambience. The chalkboard barn doors shown here are a fantastic way to add a relaxed appeal to a family home.
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Bedroom Barn Doors

The Brooklyn Home Company 2. What are you trying to cover up?I’ve done more than a few barn doors in my day, and what works for some people definitely won’t work for others. Take, for instance, the bathroom barn door. Keep in mind that a barn door does not lie flush with the door opening (in nearly all instances). A barn door essentially hovers over the opening on the exterior track. It covers the opening completely but does not seal the opening the way a typical door does, and depending on the type of track you choose, there can be a small gap between the door and the drywall. If you prefer privacy, especially when using the restroom, ensuring that you get the best possible contact between door frame and door is essential.
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Bedroom Barn Doors

2. What are you trying to cover up?I’ve done more than a few barn doors in my day, and what works for some people definitely won’t work for others. Take, for instance, the bathroom barn door. Keep in mind that a barn door does not lie flush with the door opening (in nearly all instances). A barn door essentially hovers over the opening on the exterior track. It covers the opening completely but does not seal the opening the way a typical door does, and depending on the type of track you choose, there can be a small gap between the door and the drywall. If you prefer privacy, especially when using the restroom, ensuring that you get the best possible contact between door frame and door is essential.
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Bedroom Barn Doors

3. What look are you going for?Many love the rustic romance of a weathered wood barn door. Others are attracted to the 007 spy aesthetic of an etched glass slider. Whatever your style preference, make sure that your barn door adds to the overall appeal instead of detracting from it. Choose a barn door material that harmonizes with your home. A stainless steel version in a Zen retreat could be the opposite of relaxing, whereas a reclaimed Balinese temple door would bring a soulful ambience. The chalkboard barn doors shown here are a fantastic way to add a relaxed appeal to a family home.
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Bedroom Barn Doors

The barn door is the perfect way to bring some visual and textural beauty to a bedroom that seems all too monotonous. Irrespective of the theme and style of the room, you can use the sliding barn door to introduce a unique pattern by choosing a pattern of wood that has not already been employed in the design of the room. Reclaimed wood is often the popular choice in the case of lovely bedroom barn doors, as it is eco-friendly, easier on the wallet and brings an ‘aged elegance’ to the room instantly.
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Bedroom Barn Doors

Ah, the barn door. It seems nothing has captured homeowners’ imaginations as much as a rolling door system since French doors came onto the scene. Made of nearly any material you can think of, barn doors can add character and style to any space. Whether you go rustic with wrought iron or streamlined with steel, the hardware options are also seemingly endless. But before you go picking out the pieces, there are a number of things you should think about — from privacy concerns to the load-bearing capability of the door frame you’re covering. Here are five questions to ask before installing a barn door.
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Bedroom Barn Doors

Avonlea Homes 5. Is this a long-term love affair?Barn doors are a beautiful alternative to the traditional hinged room closure. While they are lauded as space savers because they do not require a specific radius for opening and closure, they do take up significant wall space — both open and closed. Prepping for a barn door installation isn’t without a few sacrifices, either. The track requires a lot of holes in the wall, and an investment (in both time and money) would be involved in restoring the opening to a standard door closure should you need or want to down the road. While design is ever-changing, your doors are a bit more long-term. Know that installation of a sliding door system is something you will likely live with for a long time to come, so make your door selections with that in mind. More: Make Your Own Barn-Style Door — in Any Size You Need
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5. Is this a long-term love affair?Barn doors are a beautiful alternative to the traditional hinged room closure. While they are lauded as space savers because they do not require a specific radius for opening and closure, they do take up significant wall space — both open and closed. Prepping for a barn door installation isn’t without a few sacrifices, either. The track requires a lot of holes in the wall, and an investment (in both time and money) would be involved in restoring the opening to a standard door closure should you need or want to down the road. While design is ever-changing, your doors are a bit more long-term. Know that installation of a sliding door system is something you will likely live with for a long time to come, so make your door selections with that in mind. More: Make Your Own Barn-Style Door — in Any Size You Need
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Rustica Hardware While all modern homes are built with sufficient framing, older homes, additions (especially ones built without a permit) and arched doorways should be double-checked before you start drilling. A stud finder is not sufficient. You can check to see if you have a header by cutting out a 2-inch by 2-inch section of drywall approximately 6 inches above the doorway to make sure you can see the beam. Also, at every interval that you will be attaching the barn door track — this includes the extension beyond the door opening — you should have either a stud or a wood block underneath the drywall to add sufficient support. Drywall anchors are not advised in lieu of wood blocking, because they are not made to withstand heavy use and can potentially come out of the wall. Permitting. You should ensure that your city does not require a permit for the installation of a barn door. Some cities mandate that any home improvement costing more than $500 requires a permit; others require sign-off by a structural engineer (particularly with adding large, heavy, double-hung barn doors). Although this may sound like an unnecessary step, having a nonpermitted door can cause you problems down the road with safety and with an inspection should you ever sell your home.
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While all modern homes are built with sufficient framing, older homes, additions (especially ones built without a permit) and arched doorways should be double-checked before you start drilling. A stud finder is not sufficient. You can check to see if you have a header by cutting out a 2-inch by 2-inch section of drywall approximately 6 inches above the doorway to make sure you can see the beam. Also, at every interval that you will be attaching the barn door track — this includes the extension beyond the door opening — you should have either a stud or a wood block underneath the drywall to add sufficient support. Drywall anchors are not advised in lieu of wood blocking, because they are not made to withstand heavy use and can potentially come out of the wall. Permitting. You should ensure that your city does not require a permit for the installation of a barn door. Some cities mandate that any home improvement costing more than $500 requires a permit; others require sign-off by a structural engineer (particularly with adding large, heavy, double-hung barn doors). Although this may sound like an unnecessary step, having a nonpermitted door can cause you problems down the road with safety and with an inspection should you ever sell your home.
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Classic Welcome 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. Want to create your own? See How to Build a Sliding Barn Door.
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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. Want to create your own? See How to Build a Sliding Barn Door.