Although it’s quickly becoming common knowledge that sliding barn doors are far superior to traditional doors because of their space-saving functionality and aesthetic appeal, many people don’t realize just how broad their range of uses are. The only real limit to the possible uses for sliding barn doors is your imagination, and this guide will give an idea of some of the unique places you can use them.
At Viba, we custom make our sliding barn doors, which means we can build them to fit even the most unique spaces, including cabinets. Using sliding barn doors in place of traditional cabinets will give your home a rustic charm with a modern flair, but they’re also a great way to maximize your usable space in small or narrow kitchens.
Inside an RV
This guide is all about unique uses for sliding barn doors, but it goes far beyond their functionality inside houses and condos. Campers and RVs tend to be narrow, and the cabinet doors, washroom doors, and closet doors can make maneuvering through them tricky! Sliding barn doors can eliminate all of those spacial problems without extensive renovations. They can also be used as partitions to create private spaces within the tight quarters of a recreation vehicle.
At the Cottage
Many of our barn door styles are designed to suit modern homes and condos, but we also have several styles that are true to the rustic roots of sliding barn doors, and they are perfect for cottages and chalets. Plus, you go to the cottage to get in touch with nature and get some peace and quiet, and our soft close technology ensures you’ll get the tranquility you are searching for.
The primary function of a garage is to store your vehicles, but they’re also the ideal space to set up a workshop for spending time on your favourite hobbies. You use sliding barn doors to divide your garage so that it can accommodate your vehicles as well as your unique pass times. Plus, if you have a garage heater, a sliding barn door will also help to contain that heat where you want it!
Entrance ways are traditionally covered by doors, and windows by curtains, but sliding barn doors are changing that. Sliding barn doors can be used in place of curtains to cover windows, which will give them a unique aesthetic, as their sturdy wood can act as blackout shades in the bedroom.
We’re continually amazed by the unique places our clients find to put sliding barn doors and some of the most surprising are various outdoor spaces. Barn doors can be used to create a retractable fence between yards, and even to enclose your favourite outdoor spaces like sunrooms and boathouses while still giving you the option to use them as open-air spaces.
Looking to design and install a sliding barn door somewhere in your home?
Viba is here to help!
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.