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The Best Spots for Sliding Barn Doors in New York City Homes

August 13, 2018

Sliding barn doors are making a big resurgence in New York City home design. In fact, they’ve been one of the most popular interior decor trends of 2018. Perhaps barn doors are making a comeback due to their versatility – they can go nearly anywhere in your home!

These are some of our favorite places to use sliding barn doors in New York City homes.

Barn Doors in Master Bathrooms

New York City bathroom barn door

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

Barn Doors as Closet Doors

New York City barn door closet

Like with the bathroom, barn doors give you tons of extra space when used as a closet door. That makes them a perfect choice for a hall closet or foyer closet. In addition, general use closets are the perfect spot to put barn doors, because they’re typically in rooms where you’ll have guests so you can show it off.

Sliding Barn Doors as Room Dividers

New York City room divider barn door slider

Who says barn doors always need to occupy the same places as normal doors? Large sliding barn doors can help divide a room into smaller spaces to create a little more personal feeling in your New York City home.

Barn Doors as a Modern Door Replacement

New York City modern kitchen barn door

In New York City condos or apartments, sliding barn doors are showing up more as these spaces catch up to modern interior fashion. With a sliding barn door instead of a traditional door separating rooms, your space will feel more spacious and less segmented. In a small way, barn doors let you get the best of both worlds of a house and a townhouse.

Barn Doors as a Window Treatment

New York City barn door shutters on window

We usually call these “barn door shutters,” even if they aren’t very similar to interior plantation shutters. But they are similar to shutters in that they have a lasting style, and they block a great deal of outside light to make your space much more comfortable.

Sliding Barn Doors Framing an Entertainment Center

New York City tv shutter barn door

This is actually one of the most unique uses we’ve seen for barn doors. Barn doors can act as both a frame and cover to a wall-mounted TV set. You can not only frame the TV (just like a letterbox feature), but you can also hide the TV when you’re not using it to make your space a little more rustic.

Home Office Sliding Barn Doors

New York City home office barn door

Sliding doors are a distinctive blend of fun design, stylish looks, and usability, so they’re right at home in a New York City home office. Sunburst even offers sliding barn doors with inlaid 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 plain.

Sliding Barn Doors in New York City Commercial Spaces

New York City commercial barn door

All right, so this isn’t a home, but it’s worth mentioning how wonderfully barn doors work in commercial spaces. Dividing off parts of a store or restaurant, or as a barrier between a waiting room and conference rooms – classic barn doors exemplify the rustic chic trend that’s emerged in commercial spaces.

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To find out what a sliding barn door could look like in your space, come and get a free estimate with Sunburst Shutters New York. One of our pros will come directly to your home with barn door samples so you can comparison shop from the comfort of your own home. Just complete the form below or give us a call at 631-246-3930 to get started!

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