Barn doors for bathrooms, bedrooms, closets and other rooms are growing in popularity due to their charming visual appeal and space-saving function.
These doors are practically required for every home John and Zack (well, mostly Zack) turn out on Tiny House Nation. Charm and appeal aside, these doors are great because they operate by sliding back and forth on a rod rather than swinging out or in, which saves precious space, especially in a tiny house.
Barn Doors for Bathrooms in All Styles
You can see a lot of barn doors constructed of distressed wood, allegedly held together by cross boards in the classic, old-style Z shape. They are generally adorned with black metal hardware and hang from a matching rod on which the door hangs and slides back and forth.
This is great for a country or western theme, but knotty pine and pecky cypress aren’t the only choices for barn doors for bathrooms. You can get painted, paneled barn doors for bathrooms à la the doors used as a backdrop for Oscar the Grouch’s trash can on Sesame Street. Urban chic!
You can also get barn doors for bathrooms with frosted glass panels, brushed metal or in any one of a wide selection of colors or materials.
Upscale Space Saver
Barn doors for bathrooms are popular because many homeowners prefer to leave the bathroom door closed, and a they find a barn door to be a more attractive addition to their bedrooms than an ordinary white one.
If you are short on space, another option is a pleated or accordion door, or a folding door. Accordion doors are generally thought of as cheap-looking and they are not very durable, so these are best installed in less-visible areas where they don’t get much use, such as on closets. Folding doors — with or without louvers — are a step above accordion-style doors, but it’s a small step.
To save space and preserve your style, barn doors are the way to go.
You can buy a barn door kit from your favorite home improvement store, order one online or you can even try making one yourself.
A few changes like a new door, vanity or medicine cabinet can refresh a worn bathroom and make it look inviting again. But sometimes a few cosmetic changes aren’t enough.
When you want to remodel your bathroom or build a new one, turn to Falk Construction for ideas. We have been in the construction and renovation business for more than 30 years, and we have the skills and experience to create the perfect bathroom for you.
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