Installing a Sliding Barn Door: New vs Old Homes
Regardless of if you call an older or a newer building home, it’s important that you decorate your space in a way that feels trendy, comfortable, and representative of you. When choosing to make aesthetic and functional changes to your home like installing a brand new sliding barn door, it’s important to consider the limitations and advantages of the home you live in, its age, and it's aesthetic.
Installing A Sliding Barn Door In A New Home
When considering installing a sliding barn door in your new home, there are several advantages that allow you to follow through. Primarily, when you live in a newer build, your doors, hallways, and windows are more likely to be the default size common in newer builds which allows easier access to doors and hardware.
However, it’s important to note that newer builds tend to be smaller, more compact, and more function-oriented than older builds, potentially giving you less hallway or room space. Aesthetically, a sliding barn door is a great choice in a new home as it’s a way to incorporate a modern yet timeless trend into any room and provides you with greater room space when you do not have to accommodate a traditional swinging door.
Installing A Sliding Barn Door In An Old Home
When considering installing a sliding barn door into your older home, there are several advantages, however, there may also a few complications you need to consider. Primarily, ensuring that your wall is structurally sound enough to carry a sliding barn door is a must. If you want to avoid opening up your plaster wall to add structural re-enforcement, a header board is an excellent solution.
As most older homes begin to settle and slant over time it is important to examine how level are your floors and how plumb your walls are. Think about the whole course your door will travel from the open to the closed position. Knowing if you have a high or low spot in your floor where the door will slide means you can adjust things prior to starting the installation of your door.
You must also consider that older homes may not have the default door size that’s used in builds today, which is why we offer custom sized doors to fit your specific application. Aesthetically, a sliding barn door is a great addition to an older home, especially a sliding barn door that fits a vintage aesthetic.
Custom Sliding Barn Doors Fit For Any Home
Regardless of if you’re installing a sliding barn door in a new home or an old home, you may experience the need for a custom sliding door to fit the space. With Viba, this is no problem at all! Our experts are eager to make the perfect sized custom sliding barn door for your home made of 100% natural Canadian wood. Whether you need a very narrow door for an older home or a large door for a new home’s tall ceilings, Viba is ready to provide you with the perfect sliding barn door for your space!
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