8 Innovative Uses for Sliding Barn Doors in Detroit Homes

Steve Hill

Sliding barn doors are making a huge resurgence in Detroit home design. In fact, barn doors are been one of the most popular interior decor trends of the year. Maybe barn doors are making a comeback due to their versatility – they can go nearly anywhere in your space!

Here are some of our favorite spots to use sliding barn doors in Detroit homes.

Sliding Barn Doors in Master Bathrooms

Detroit bathroom barn door

Utilizing a sliding barn door as the entryway between the master bedroom and bathroom is one of the best ways to use them. Not only does it make the bathroom feel wholly unique, but it lets you make use of space in ways that other doors don’t. When you open a standard door, it occupies space in either the bathroom or the bedroom that leads to it – sliding doors stay flush against the wall and give you plenty of space.

Sliding Barn Doors as Closet Doors

Detroit barn door closet
 
Similar to the bathroom, barn doors let you have tons of extra space when used as a closet door. That makes them a fantastic choice for a closet in a common area like a hallway or the foyer. In addition, general use closets are the perfect place to put barn doors, because they’re typically out in the open to let you show it off.

Sliding Barn Doors as Room Dividers

Detroit room divider barn door slider

Who says barn doors always need to go where doors go? Large sliding barn doors can help separate a room into smaller sections to create a little more personal mood in your Detroit home.

Sliding Barn Doors as a Modern Door Replacement

Detroit modern kitchen barn door
 
In Detroit apartments or townhomes, sliding barn doors are appearing more as these spaces embrace modern home fashion. With a sliding barn door in your condo, your space feels less confined and segmented. In their own way, barn doors can help you get the best parts of a house and a condo.

Sliding Barn Doors as a Window Treatment

Detroit barn door shutters on window
 
We usually refer to barn doors on windows as “barn door shutters,” though they aren’t very similar to traditional plantation shutters. But they are similar to shutters in that they have a timeless style, and they block a great deal of outside light to make your space much more comfortable.

Sliding Barn Doors Framing an Entertainment Center

Detroit tv shutter barn door 
This is one of the more unique uses we’ve seen for barn doors. Barn doors can be both a frame and cover to a wall-mounted flat screen tv or entertainment center. You can not only create a frame for your TV (almost like a letterbox feature), but you can also hide the monitor when it’s not in use to make the room look a little cozier and less high-tech.

Home Office Sliding Barn Doors

Detroit home office barn door 
Barn doors are a unique mix of fun design, stylish looks, and usability, so they’re great in a Detroit home office. We even offer barn doors with built-in mirrors, or with whiteboards for scrawling down notes or planning.

Don’t forget, just because you work there doesn’t mean your home office has to be boring.

Sliding Barn Doors in Detroit Commercial Spaces

Detroit commercial barn door
 
Ok, so this isn’t a spot in the home, but we’re mentioning it because barn doors look downright awesome in commercial spaces. Dividing off parts of an office or cafe, or as a barrier between a waiting room and conference rooms – interior barn doors exemplify the rustic chic trend that’s huge in commercial spaces.

Sample Sliding Barn Doors For Yourself

To see what a sliding barn door can look like in your house, schedule a free estimate with Sunburst Shutters Detroit. One of our experts will come directly to your home with barn door samples so you can compare from the comfort of your own home. Just complete the form below or call us at 248-429-9294 to get started!