Beyond the Farm: 10 New Ideas for Barn Doors

From trendy bathrooms to hidden home offices, these barn door ideas provide an ultra-stylish solution for cramped spaces.

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  1. Hidden Home Office


    This home office brings a "now you see it, now you don’t" approach to bills and work tasks. By tucking the backless stool under the desk and rolling the door into place along flat track hardware, the office quickly goes from "open" to "closed".

  2. Salvaged Solution


    This Brooklyn Home Company-designed bathroom door originally comes from a sheep barn in New England. Black flat track hardware is a contemporary contrast to the rustic wood, accomplishing timeless function and fashion.

  3. Transparent Partition


    Minneapolis-based Alchemy Architects uses sliding door hardware on a custom translucent panel in this bungalow renovation. The barn style door is designed to allow light through to an interior bath while providing modest privacy.

  4. No Clearance


    Design duo SchappacherWhite went for a black sliding barn door where a swinging door wouldn’t fit—elegant proof of this architectural element's utility in tight spaces!

  5. Reclaimed Wood


    The rustic reclaimed wood used for this sliding door has uneven edges that allow for a charming peek-a-boo effect. Simplistic flat track hardware offsets the rough-hewn wood and gives the room an updated country feel.

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  6. Closed Off


    California-based designer Tineke Triggs of Artistic Designs for Living uses beautifully stained doors on flat bar hardware to separate a home office from the family den.

  7. Disappearing Pantry


    This heavy industrial door, which hangs from a similarly rugged box track, slides open to reveal a homey little pantry. Sometimes opposites do attract!

  8. Antique Mix


    In this Houston home, antique swinging doors get new life as space-saving sliding doors between the dining room and kitchen.

  9. Media Cabinet


    Even small doors can benefit from a hanging treatment. A media cabinet installed above a fireplace can be hidden away by rolling barn style doors.

  10. Mirror, Mirror


    Long decorative mirrors installed on sliding track hardware make a statement in this home designed by Ezra Lee Design + Build.

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