Use large Barn Doors in Your
Home or workplace
Going for Style, not Function
Large Barn Door in the Kitchen
In a kitchen, doors that swing can be a nuisance. There’s all of the opening and closing plus they can get in the way. But, you want doors because you want them closed when company is over and you aren’t using the kitchen, especially if the kitchen is next to the front room. So, the answer to your problem is installing a large barn door in the kitchen.
Large Barn Door in the Library
Large Barn Doors for a Bathroom
Bathrooms are another great place for a large barn door, especially master baths. They can be used as the actual bathroom door or as a way to separate the bathroom from a walk-in closet or laundry room.
Speaking of laundry rooms, it can be difficult to open a door that has a stack of dirty clothes next to it. With a sliding door you are not opening or closing into a room. The door slides along the ceiling or wall so that you maximize the space in your home.
At the Top or Bottom of the Stairs
The Perfect Place for Art
Let the Sunshine In
Large Barn Doors for Your Home Office
Soundproofing Your Barn Door
Depending on where you place your barn door, you may want additional privacy. Large barn doors slide across your wall or hang from the ceiling. They are not like the typical door that closes tightly behind you. There are some things that you can do to soundproof your barn door. Much of this can be avoided if your measurements are accurate before you install the door. You don’t want large gaps from floor to ceiling but you also need enough space for the door to function properly.
If privacy is a real issue then this is the perfect instance where you would want to have a large barn door instead of a regular-sized barn door. A large barn door will not only cover the door opening, but it will also cover up parts of the wall on either side of the door. Here are some other options for soundproofing, including weather stripping and using quality hardware.
An easy way to soundproof a large barn door is by weather stripping it. Apply it to any gaps from the top of the door to the ceiling or the bottom of the door to the floor. Of course, you do not want to apply it so thickly that it gets in the way of the door gliding open and closed.
Another way to help with sound, especially when opening and closing the door, is by using high-quality hardware. Like large barn doors, barn door hardware can be lesser-quality or it can be something that will last a lifetime. Cheap hardware leads to squeaky opening and closing of the door and, in some instances, the door falling off of its track. Always go with quality hardware. If you go with lesser quality and end up needing to replace it, you will certainly regret it. No matter what you are using your large barn door for, make sure that you find a door and barn door hardware that is superior. You don’t want a barn door that needs to be replaced after a year or two of use.