Where to Put Your Sliding Barn Door
A facelift for your front room or a statement piece for your kitchen — With so many barn
door styles, your home-centric barn door ideas are just waiting to be discovered. Whether
you have several barn door ideas already, or you aren’t quite ready to make barn door
plans for your home, this guide is for you. Full of helpful suggestions and things to consider,
you’ll have the perfect sliding barn door installed in no time!
BARN DOORS FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM
With several Artisan Hardware barn door styles to choose from, you can easily find one that fits your living room needs. But before you go
pinning hundreds of beautiful barn door ideas on Pinterest, you need to consider the purpose of the barn door in your living room. As you begin
drafting up your barn door plans, take a moment to think about the possible functions of a barn door in your living room.
Separate Your Space
A barn door can be a wonderful way to separate space in homes
with a lot of open area. If your living room is connected to your
dining room, a set of sliding barn doors or a single sliding barn door
can be a great way to separate the two rooms when needed. By
separating your space, you make your home appear larger. Barn
doors are great for separating space because they have the ability to
slide all the way open and open up the separated spaces again when
needed, without getting in the way.
Slide and Store
Everyone has a part of their home that they wish they could cover
up and hide when it gets looking cluttered or chaotic. Sliding barn
doors are a great way to cover up exposed shelves or build in
entertainment centers. Get your barn door ideas rolling when you
realize the ability that barn doors have to slide, hide, and store.
Whether you’ve got company coming over unannounced and need
to quickly clean the room, or you just like the look of your open
shelves being covered — a sliding barn door in your living room is a
great way for things to take cover.
Let Light In
We do a lot to lighten and brighten up our living rooms. If you have
other rooms in your home that fill with light, let them share the sun
with your living room by replacing traditional doors with sliding
glass barn doors. The glass doors are a chic, modern way to fill your
living room with vibrant light, and create a cool, unique look in the
process. One of the more unique barn door styles, glass barn doors
let all the light in, making you (and all your indoor plants) happy.
BARN DOORS FOR YOUR KITCHEN
Separating your open pantry or hiding your laundry room are two common uses for sliding barn doors in the kitchen. As a focal point and
gathering place in the home, the kitchen has to be fully functional, not just aesthetically pleasing. Barn doors are a great way to achieve both
functionality and style in the heart of your home.
Primp Your Pantry
Pantries aren’t really known for being all that aesthetically pleasing.
If you are looking to hide stacks, cans, and boxes of Kraft Mac n’
Cheese, there are pantry door ideas waiting for you. As you drum up
new, exciting pantry door ideas, first and foremost consider your
space and what type of door would work best in your kitchen. You
can also make your pantry door multi-functional when you use a
glass barn door or a chalkboard barn door, both of which can be
written on and used to keep a grocery or chore list. Metal barn
doors also make a great kitchen barn door because they are
magnetic. If you’re tight on space in your kitchen, a multi-functional
pantry door is a must.
Cover Your Cupboards
No one wants to stare at their stacks of mismatched plates and
plastic Ikea cups while they sit in their kitchen. You can cover your
cupboard with a simple barn door, making it easy to give your
kitchen a clean, polished feel. Kitchen barn doors can be customized
through Artisan Hardware to fit all different cupboard covering
Cook and Dine in Privacy
Sometimes you just need a little separation, and a kitchen barn door
may be a great barn door idea to keep things a little quieter. If you
need to keep kids from running through your kitchen while you
cook, or you’d like the chance to eat with more privacy, a kitchen
barn door is the way to go; adding class and style to your kitchen, all
while giving you a separated space.
BARN DOORS FOR YOUR BEDROOM
You and your family spend a lot of time in your bedrooms. Whether it’s sleeping, working on your laptop, or just relaxing for a moment, you deserve to have a
bedroom that feels and functions just like you want it to. When you make barn door plans for your home, don’t skip the bedroom.
Color and Contrast
Your barn door bedroom project can lead to a little door making a
big statement. Use color and contrast to create a fun (and
functional) focal point of a bedroom. For fans of DIY, paint your barn
door to pop in the bedroom, or to add a subtle compliment to your
current decor. Add texture with a barn door bedroom renovation
when you add wood, glass, or metal barn doors to your room.
Barn door plans for bedroom projects and barn door ideas aren’t
just for the adults. You can elevate the style of your child’s room
when you install a kid-friendly barn door. Let your child help you
come up with barn door ideas for their room. Whether it’s a bold
colored barn door to cover their closet, or a chalkboard barn door
for them to draw on — the options are endless.
Close Your Closet
Oftentimes homes come with open closets are difficult to keep
looking pristine. Cover your closet with a barn door that matches
your bedroom style and decor for a quick room upgrade that makes
a big statement. A sliding barn door allows easy access to your
clothing and quickly closes the closet when you want things to look
BARN DOORS FOR YOUR BATHROOM
Barn doors are a fun, functional way to separate parts of the bathroom or to use as the main bathroom door. High-quality and easily
customized, Artisan Hardware makes high-quality barn doors for the bathroom that can stand up to steamy showers and rogue hairspray.
Connect & Separate
Master bedrooms are often connected to master bathrooms. By
using a barn door for the bathroom, you create a way to easily
connect or separate the two rooms. Slide the door closed when you
need a little privacy and slide it open to share sunshine. With so
many barn door styles to choose from, you can easily find a door
that fits your budget and vibe.
Did you know that barn doors can be customized to several
different shapes and sizes? Add a little rustic charm, or strong, bold
lines to a bathroom cabinet when you switch out old cabinet doors
for new, customized barn doors. Store towels in style with custom
cabinetry that you’ll definitely want to add to your list of barn door
ideas that are a little more out of the box.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
If you want a truly stunning bathroom focal point, consider installing
a mirror barn door. Instead of cluttering your bathroom with a
standing mirror, attach it to a statement-making door for both
convenience and style. Sliding mirror doors can also be hung on the
walls to create an incredibly convenient way to share a mirror — all
you have to do is slide it.
WHAT’S YOUR NEXT BARN DOOR PROJECT?
Big or small Artisan Hardware is here to help you get going on your next barn door project. No matter what room you choose, or
area you’re interested in improving, our knowledgeable staff is here to help you. As you get your next project started, our staff
can ask you the important questions so that you know you are making the best choice for your space and your home. Our staff
can also help you through the installation process.
Have questions about a custom project for barn door plans or barn door styles? Whether it’s miniature metal barn doors for a
cabinet or a bold, rustic door in your living room, we have the ability to create your customized barn door dreams.