Barn doors are great for spaces that can’t accommodate a traditional swing door, but sometimes even standard barn doors aren’t right for the job, and that’s where bypass barn doors come in. Bypass barn doors allow for one door to pass in front of the other, which means you can get all of the coverage using half of the space. We’ve highlighted a few of the spaces where bypass barn doors work best.
One of the most popular places homeowners use the functionality of bypass barn doors is their closets. The double swinging doors that most closets have require a lot of floor space to open and close smoothly. Even if you have the space to spare, it can definitely be put to better use. Bypass barn doors allow you to free up that once wasted bedroom real-estate because they stack neatly on top of each other and only come off the wall a few inches. You can still close your closet when you don’t need to access it, but now you have the floor space to add some nice potted plants or a comfortable reading chair as well. Not to mention barn doors of any kind add a flair that traditional doors just can’t compete with.
We’re all for the ease of use that comes with open concept kitchen cabinetry and pantries, but when you’re done whipping up a delicious meal it’s nice to be able to hide those cluttered storage spaces until next time. You live in your home, so it’s only natural that your cabinets and pantry don’t look like a shot out of a catalog. Not to worry; bypass barn doors maintain the functionality you get from an open concept kitchen, but they allow you to hide it all away at the end of the day, and give you that front page kitchen look you’ve always wanted.
Use Your Imagination
There are no limitations to where you can use a sliding barn door except your imagination, and there’s even less with bypass barn doors because they’re so compact. You can use them to enclose rooms with large openings or even to divide large rooms that serve two functions. They can also be used as a sound barrier for those open concept rooms in your home that get a little bit too chaotic at times.
If you’re interested in installing double, triple, or even quadruple bypass barn doors in your home, Viba can help!
The team at 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.