Barn Door Basics

Laundry Room with Barn Doors

Think about the doors in your home. While they provide entrance or privacy to an enclosed space, many often forget that they can add to the overall aesthetic. One door that doesn’t disappoint is a barn door, which adds interest and drama.

A barn door can really make a statement since it’s usually different from the rest of the doors in your home. Just due to that change, it introduces a new style element into the room. So, where and how should you consider adding a barn door? As it so happens, it really just depends on your wall size.

Next to the opening you hope to cover with a barn door, you need to have wall space adjacent so the door can  slide over the wall to open. If you have a larger opening, you can opt for double barn doors. If it is on the smaller side, a single barn door can do the trick.

Sliding barn door on master closet

Before moving ahead with a barn door, you should also take into account any sort of moldings you have on your wall. If you have a baseboard or chair rail, you’ll need to consider the thickness of those. Additionally, the opening you intend to cover with a barn door should not have a door casing.

The beauty of a barn door is that it is an extremely versatile concept. In fact, it can translate to any style. For example, you can make the door more modern with metal framed glass. Different tracks and handles are also ways to make a statement and add layers of detail.

Schedule a time to meet with a designer to discuss the beautiful details you’d like to incorporate in your home remodel. You can also visit the Normandy photo gallery or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more design ideas and inspiration.

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