WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRI
If it seems like what was dismissed as a flash-in-the-pan trend has stuck around a lot longer than many of us predicted, you’re right. Barn doors are now becoming a staple in homes from new construction to renovations for their unique appeal and space-saving properties. If the word “barn” is turning you off, rest assured that there are a variety of styles that can bring a fresh look to your home along with new function. Not only that, barn doors can also bring increased value – important if you’re thinking of selling your home or just want to make smart renovations.
“It’s official: Barn doors are incredibly hip,” said Pro Remodeler. A recent study “found that these contemporary yet rustic sliding doors can help a home sell as many as 57 days faster and at a higher price point. The study analyzed descriptions on the listings of more than 2 million homes sold between January 2014 and March 2016 to see how certain keywords affect a home’s sale. Of all the terms analyzed, ‘barn doors’ brought the highest premium, with homes whose listings mentioned this door type selling for an average of 13 percent above expected values.”
“In addition to their powerful visual appeal, barn doors can also be an effective way to partition open spaces,” said Pro Remodeler. “Many homes today have two larger rooms, such as the kitchen and living room, connected by a wide opening. While a barn door added to such spaces will likely stay open more often than not, it can act as the perfect feature to suggest spatial separation.”
Instead of more traditional doors
A little bit rustic with contemporary flair, this barn door has some heft to it, which gives it a substantial feel and the size required to slide past a wide bathroom door opening.
Barn doors or even showing up in items like bathroom vanities, which are especially useful in a small space that might not allow for a swinging door.