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.

Hidden Home Office

Barn Door Ideas in 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".

Salvaged Solution

Salvaged Barn Door Ideas

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.

Transparent Partition

Transparent Barn Door

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.

No Clearance

Sliding Barn Door

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!

Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed Wood Door

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.

Funky Junk Interiors

Closed Off

Double Barn Doors

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.

Disappearing Pantry

Pantry Barn Door

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

Antique Mix

Antique Sliding Doors

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

Media Cabinet

Sliding Cabinet Doors

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.

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror Doors

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

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