There are a number of reasons a homeowner would choose a barn door over a traditional swing door. In most instances, we’ve found our clients usually fall into one of three categories: they’re short on space, want a show-stopping design piece, or have an odd size opening.
Short on Space
When you have a tight space—such as a hallway—a barn door is the perfect choice. Compared to a traditional swing door, a sliding barn door doesn’t sweep across the usable floor area, saving you valuable space.
Please note that if you’re mounting a single door, you need wall space on one side of your opening that is at least the width of the door. For double doors, you need wall space the width of an individual door on each side of the doorway. Make sure the wall has no light switches, outlets, windows, vents, doors or artwork that might impede the door as it slides open.
Want a Design Piece
When you choose a barn door for your home, people will notice it. You can order a door that complements your current aesthetic or stands out. Either way, you can rest assured that custom doors from Viba Barn Doors & Hardware will look great and hold up under the wear and tear of everyday use. Our hardware comes with soft-close technology so that you enjoy your beautiful doors without the noise that comes from other substandard products.
Need an Unusual Size
Our custom doors are not limited to standard openings. Viba Barn Doors & Hardware custom manufactures each order, so we can produce sizes that other companies cannot. That includes oversized doors and also tiny sliding small doors.
A client needed a way to block off the office without having swing doors take up valuable living space. We designed and built these corner-meeting sliding barn doors to provide privacy when needed without intruding on the kitchen.
Trying to find a knee-wall sized door proved to be a frustrating endeavour for these clients. They couldn’t find anything in stock that suited their needs, so we built custom-sized sliding doors that perfectly fit their space.
On the other end of the spectrum, we can also build oversized doors for those unique spaces where a prebuilt door will never work.
We've been building custom barn doors since 2013. All of our wood is sustainably sourced from the Kitchener-Waterloo area and our doors are constructed at our workshop in Mississauga.