8 Innovative Spots for Sliding Barn Doors in Raleigh Homes

Blake Jarman

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 2018. Perhaps the reason barn doors have made such a big splash is due to their versatility – they can go nearly anywhere in your space!

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 bedroom or the bathroom it connects to – barn doors slide directly next to the wall and give you plenty of space.

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 fantastic choice for a closet in the hall or 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.

Barn Doors as Room Dividers

Raleigh room divider barn door slider

Who says barn doors always have to go where doors go? Wide sliding barn doors can help separate a room into smaller sections if you want to create a little more personal feeling in your Raleigh home.

Barn Doors as a Modern Door Replacement

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

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 the ability to block a great deal of outside light to make your space much more comfortable.

Barn Doors Framing an Entertainment Center

Raleigh tv shutter barn door 
This is one of the more unique barn door installations we’ve done. Barn doors can act as a frame and a cover for a wall-mounted flat screen tv or entertainment center. You can not only create a frame for the TV (just like a letterbox feature), but you can also hide the TV when it’s not in use to make your space a little more rustic.

Home Office Barn Doors

Raleigh home office barn door 
Barn doors are a distinctive mix of fun design, stylish looks, and practicality, so they’re perfect 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.

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 eatery, or as a barrier between a waiting room and conference rooms – classic 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!