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Sliding Barn Doors – Pinspiration

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 by

My big focus for 2015 is remodelling our kitchen. It’s looking old and tired and we need more storage space. But one thing in particular has got to go. Our listed warehouse was converted at the end of the eighties – a time, apparently, when nobody could be bothered to walk the short distance from the kitchen to the immediately adjacent living-dining room but instead preferred to hand everything though a serving hatch. Our monstrosity of a hatch has a set of double glass doors – which rattle gently when the washing machine is on. Ever since we sat on the floor eating curry on the first night in our brand new home, I have known… the hatch has got to go.

The scheme for our new kitchen will be monochrome – more on this in the coming weeks. And I think a sliding barn door will be the perfect solution for modernising the hatch. It will complement the exposed brick in the living room and is perfect for a warehouse home,

This industrial door might be a great solution because it features a large glass panel – meaning even when the door is pulled across, there will still be natural light in the kitchen. We could have it cut to size, but I like the drama of having a full height door running across the hatch window.

Black sliding barn door with large glass panel

This sliding barn door features a large glass panel, meaning you can separate two spaces without closing them off completely and with the particular benefit of allowing plenty of natural light.
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If you’re lucky enough not to have an eighties hatch to contend with, these sliding barn doors are also a stylish way to conceal shelving, storage or appliances.

Contemporary kitchen with sliding industrial barn door

This sliding door conceals a number of storage shelves. You could even use them to hide a television.
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Kitchen with double sliding barn doors to larder or pantry

This set of double sliding barn doors is a great way to close off a larder or pantry. And the light wood doors would work equally well in a warehouse conversion or country cottage.
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These sliding barn doors maximise space and make a great statement in any room.

Monochrome loft bedroom with sliding salvaged industrial style barn door

The sliding barn door is a real design feature in this loft bedroom.
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Compact monochrome bathroom with black freestanding bath, patterned tiled floor and white barn door

The white barn door is a smart addition to this compact monochrome bathroom
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And there’s nothing to say your industrial or barn doors can’t bring a bold splash of colour to the room as well, as these colourful examples demonstrate.

Bright yellow sliding industrial style barn door

This bright yellow barn door would certainly wake you up in the morning! Its vibrant colour is carried through in accessories selected for both the bedroom and the en suite bathroom.
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Blue barn doors contrast beautifully with timber walls

These blue barn doors contrast beautifully with the timber walls.
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Finally, if your interior scheme has a more vintage leaning, then why not visit reclamation specialists Lassco or Retrouvius for a salvaged door or window. You could then have it mounted on an industrial track – The White Shanty supply a selection of these, via Etsy.

Monochrome interior decor with a salvaged vintage white-framed window acting as a sliding door

In this vintage-industrial monochrome interior, a salvaged white framed window has been mounted on a sliding frame to form a screen between the bedroom and main living area.
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Warehouse home with exposed brickwork and painted salvaged barn door on industrial sliding rail

This salvaged barn door still features its original paintwork. Mounted on a heavy duty industrial sliding rail it makes a bold statement in this warehouse setting.
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