Isn’t it funny how things that used to be considered old or dingy are now #trending? Barn doors INSIDE the home are a perfect example!
Home makeover shows that wouldn’t give a second thought to these rustic revelations 10 years ago, are now reclaiming and pairing them with modern “slider” technology. It seems like designers (professional & amateur alike) are finding any excuse to use them EVERYWHERE.
So, what’s the big deal? Why is this door shooting off the trendy Richter scale? And furthermore, where is the best place to incorporate Barn Doors in your New Orleans or Northshore home?
Benefits of Barn Doors
Create Privacy or Space: One of the major benefits of Barn Doors is also a little ironic. You know that old “were you raised in a barn” question Dads love to ask? Well that joke gets retired when you install Barn Doors. They allow you to create privacy by closing them or easily create more room in your space by leaving them open.
Show off Your Unique Style: Not only can Barn Doors create a unique, custom look but they can also provide a dramatic accent for your personal décor. From rustic to industrial, sliding barn doors can fit into all styles of home. Choices of finish and hardware mean you can choose a customized look by mixing and matching with different woods, finishes, and shapes.
Maximize Small Spaces: In small spaces, a Barn Door can be a great way to maximize the space you do have. Since barn doors slide against the wall instead of swinging outwards, they can be an excellent alternative to pocket doors, especially in crowded areas like hallways.
6 Perfect Places to Install a Barn Door in Your New Orleans Home
1. Closets & Pantries: Even if you have closets and a kitchen mere mortals can only dream of, maximizing room is of the utmost importance in these spaces. However, we all love when fashion meets function and a Barn Door can serve as a space saver and still provide a unique accent to areas of your home that don’t usually receive a second look.
2. Bedrooms with Awkward Layouts & Hallways: Especially in more classic homes, bedrooms and hallways can sometimes have awkward layouts that lead to design headaches. When you choose a Barn Door you eliminate the space required to open a traditional door which in turn, opens up your design and decor options!
3. Utility or Laundry Rooms: Again, Barn Doors are space savers! They’re the perfect addition to an aesthetically “boring” area of the house and you’ll retire the annoying act of banging your elbows on traditional swinging doors, all in one fell swoop.
4. Bathrooms: If you’re looking for a fantastically stylish way to create accents in rooms that all look the same or save space in a slender hallway, Barn Doors are the answer! We suggest adding a locking mechanism to bathroom Barn Doors for added privacy.
5. Home Offices: In the past, designers have incorporated french or glass doors into home office design as a way to open up the feel of a space and create privacy. However, Barn Doors are quickly surpassing these choices due to the ease of installation and the privacy and openness options they offer when either shut or open.
6. Dining & Living Rooms: While traditional “sitting areas” and dining rooms used either swinging or traditional doors to achieve the level of privacy social norms required, these days most people prefer a more open floor plan. Barn Doors are able to do both! Whether you’re looking to create a formal ambiance or a more casual scene, Barn Doors are the perfect choice.
7. Lagniappe* Kids Rooms: Barn Doors don’t usually come with locking mechanisms (but you may add this accessory) so they make the perfect door for a child’s room! Not only are they fun and unique, they provide a safe, semi- private environment for your little one!
Find YOUR Perfect Barn Door
Doors of Elegance is incredibly proud to offer many design solutions that are both fashion friendly and exceedingly efficient to New Orleans and Northshore home and new construction owners.
Representing an extensive collection of barn doors, beveled glass doors, wrought iron doors, elegant French doors and carved solid wood doors, our expert craftsmen use character and creativity to design today’s most popular designs.
Whether you are building or remodeling, our staff will be happy to work with you in selecting the ideal entryway that will leave a lasting impression! Contact us or give us a call at (504) 887-5440 with any questions or to get started today!