Using Barn Doors in Custom Homes

Using Barn Doors in Custom Homes

Barn doors create a unique feature in today’s custom homes in more ways than one!

Barn doors are a common fashion statement in today’s custom homes, but one unique enough to truly add a statement of luxury. No matter if you are going for a farmhouse, traditional, or modern look, barn doors can complement or contrast with the style of your custom home. For inspiration, check out these different ways to use barn doors in custom homes.

Farmhouse Front Door

Believe it or not, your home’s front door can be a barn door. Front doors in the craftsman or farmhouse style are easy enough to acquire for your custom home. You can also use the classic sliding barn door for enclosing a shed or a screened porch or for using as window shutters.

Separate Rooms

Open-concept living has been popular for the last two decades and continues to be the most functional layout for modern living, but sometimes, privacy in main living rooms is nice to have. Sliding barn doors can separate the living room, dining room, and kitchen from one another. One can use them in place of typical interior doors.

Hide Utility Rooms

As an accent, however, barn doors in custom homes usually hide a utility room such as a pantry, laundry room, mudroom, or bathroom. This stylish accent creates a decorative cover over any room or space that would otherwise be an eyesore.

Cover a Specialty Room

You could also use them to hide a specialty room, such as a game room, a hobby room, a home office, or a theater room. If you have a bonus room in your house that can benefit from having privacy, then either single or double sliding barn doors are an excellent solution.

Stylize the Garage

Similar to the front door, the garage door can also receive the barn door treatment. Installing garage doors that resemble carriage or barn doors is a staple of the farmhouse or traditional home and makes the garage look more inviting.

Double as a Baby Gate

Interior barn doors that lock can double as a baby gate. If you have young children and need to keep them from a specific room, you can always use a sliding barn door. For growing families, sliding barn doors are complimentary.


Sliding barn doors typically have a practical use, but they can also be decorative. Some people find a decorative or salvaged barn door painted in a neutral or colorful hue and hang it in a room simply for effect.


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