While some people might use barn doors simply as a design choice, there are also practical benefits of using a sliding barn door over a traditional swing door.
In narrow hallways or small rooms, a sliding door can save valuable floor space since it doesn’t require the same wide berth to be able to swing open like a traditional door. All you need for a barn door is enough wall space to completely slide open.
Can be Used for Awkward Spaces
Sometimes houses—especially older homes—have awkward spaces. It might be an end of a hallway with multiple door openings, a small nook under the stairs or a recessed storage area. It can be hard to find a stock door to use in these situations; however, a custom-sized barn door can be the perfect solution.
If you have an opening and want to put in a door, it can actually be easier to install a sliding barn door than a swing door. Traditional doors require a fair bit of construction to correctly install, but barn doors simply need to be securely attached to a track installed on a header board.
There are also more design options when it comes to sliding doors. Not only can you mix and match door designs and stain colours, but you can also turn an existing door you have into a sliding door with one of our hardware sets.
Sliding barn doors can be the perfect solution for unique design challenges in your home. Since we custom make every order, we can tailor your door to fit your specific needs.
We've been building custom barn doors since 2013. All of our wood is sustainably sourced and our doors are constructed at our workshop in Mississauga.