Sliding barn doors add a touch of character and style to any room you place them in, and they've quickly become a sought-after interior design trend over the past few years. We often get asked if sliding barn doors can add value to a home, and the short answer is yes, but there are a lot of reasons and applications you should be aware of before you install yours.
Let’s start with the facts that brought you here. Although it’s hard to gauge exactly how much value sliding barn doors add to a home, a recent study by Zillow showed that when sliding barn doors were included in the listing, homes sold for 13.4% more than the asking price on average.1 The key insight to take from this information is that if you can attract prospective buyers with functional, aesthetically pleasing features like sliding barn doors, your home will likely sell faster and for more.
There are many reasons that barn doors add value to a home, and most of them go beyond appearances. Aesthetics are important when you’re selling a home, but it’s also key to have features and designs that can withstand the test of time, and given sliding barn doors' pastoral origins and present-day popularity, it’s safe to say they won’t be going out of style anytime soon. Appearances aside, these doors can also make spaces within your home more functional, and they can even create rooms where there were none before. Many homeowners choose to use barn doors to maintain the open concept layout of their homes, but can utilize them to close off sections to create private and quiet spaces. Sliding barn doors are extremely popular for creating home offices without having to designate an entire space in your home to work. You can use sliding barn doors to section off an unused nook, portion of a spare room, or closet, and turn it into a functional and private home office.
Sliding barn doors also increase the value of a home because they improve organization and create clean lines. You can use them to cover up cluttered wall storage and pantries that you need easy access to, but you don’t want to put on display. They can also be used to create combination living spaces. By installing sliding barn doors that can slide in front of your TV and entertainment unit, you can enjoy the comfort of your family room and transition it into a refined living room when you have guests or just need to unplug for a little bit.
Upgrade your entranceways, create a new space, and increase your home’s value with sliding barn doors from Viba!
Viba has been designing and building custom barn doors since 2013. We are a Canadian owned and operated company committed to sustainability and customer satisfaction.
1) Zillow Statisitic - www.zillow.com/blog/build-install-sliding-barn-door-229173/