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8 Great Spots for Sliding Barn Doors in Raleigh Homes

August 13, 2018

Sliding barn doors are making a big resurgence in Raleigh interior decor. In fact, they’ve been one of the biggest interior decor trends of this past year. Perhaps barn doors are making a comeback due to their versatility – they can go just about anywhere in your house!

These are some of our favorite spots to use sliding barn doors in Raleigh homes.

Barn Doors in Master Bathrooms

Raleigh bathroom barn door

Using a sliding barn door as the entryway between the master bedroom and bathroom is one of the best ways to use them. Not only does it make the bathroom feel much more stylish, but it lets you make use of space like other doors don’t. When you open a standard door, it occupies space in either the bathroom or the bedroom that leads to it – sliding barn doors slide directly next to the wall and give you plenty of space.

Sliding Barn Doors as Closet Doors

Raleigh barn door closet

Just like bathroom doors, barn doors let you have plenty of extra space when used as a closet door. That makes them a great choice for a closet in a common area like a hallway or the foyer. Plus, these closets are a great spot to put barn doors, since they’re typically out in the open to let you show it off.

Sliding Barn Doors as Room Dividers

Raleigh room divider barn door slider

No one said barn doors have to go where doors go? Big sliding barn doors can help separate a room into smaller sections to create a little more personal feeling in your Raleigh home.

Sliding Barn Doors as a Modern Door Replacement

Raleigh modern kitchen barn door

In Raleigh condos or apartments, sliding barn doors are showing up more as these spaces catch up to modern interior design. With a sliding barn door in your space, your space will feel less confined and segmented. In their own way, barn doors let you get the best of both worlds of a house and a townhouse.

Sliding Barn Doors as a Window Treatment

Raleigh barn door shutters on window

We usually just call these kind of barn doors “barn door shutters,” though they aren’t very similar to traditional plantation shutters. What they do have in common with interior window shutters are an enduring style, and they block a great deal of outside light to make your space much more comfortable.

Sliding Barn Doors Framing an Entertainment Center

Raleigh tv shutter barn door

This is one of the more unique ways we’ve seen barn doors used. Barn doors can act as a frame and a cover for a wall-mounted TV set. You can not only create a frame for the TV (just like a letterbox feature), but you can also hide the screen when it’s not in use to make the room look a little cozier and less high-tech.

Home Office Sliding Barn Doors

Raleigh home office barn door

Sliding barn doors are a distinctive mix of fun design, stylish looks, and practicality, so they’re great in a Raleigh home office. Sunburst even offers sliding barn doors with inlaid mirrors, or with dry-erase boards for jotting down notes or planning.

Don’t forget, just because you work there doesn’t mean your home office has to be boring.

Sliding Barn Doors in Raleigh Commercial Spaces

Raleigh commercial barn door

Ok, so this isn’t a home, but it’s on this list because barn doors are fantastic in commercial spaces. Dividing off parts of a store or restaurant, or as a barrier between a waiting room and conference rooms – sliding barn doors embrace the rustic chic trend that’s booming in commercial spaces.

Try Barn Doors For Yourself

To find out what a sliding barn door could look like in your house, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Raleigh. One of our reps will come out to your home with samples so you can plan your decor from the comfort of your own home. Just fill out the form below or call us at 919-887-9198 to get started!