Will a new barn door suit your home?
Whether you’re designing the home of your dreams or renovating, chances are you’ve seen many door options available. You’re probably familiar with the most common door types, like a hinged door or glass sliding door. Every door type has its own unique looks and uses. A popular option you’ll find today is the barn door.
You’ll find thousands of Pinterest boards online that are dedicated to this often rustic-looking door option. A barn door provides many unique benefits that we’ll dive into right here. But like any design or building decision, it’s best to choose a door that suits your access needs around the house. Looks are important, but so is the functionality of your next door. If you’re thinking about installing a barn door, here’s what you need to know.
What is a barn door?
A barn door is a type of sliding door. As the name suggests, the inspiration behind their design comes from the traditional doors you would often find installed on a barn. Today they’ve been creatively fashioned for home use too. But what remains is the same rustic or industrial feel that adorns many of your modern barn door designs today.
A barn door is installed on a track which slides across a doorway. It can provide or prevent access for anyone using an entrance in your home. The installation of this door requires barn door hardware such as a track, carriage, and roller. These spare parts often come in a full set that you can buy at your local hardware store.
The placement of a barn door is also a feature that makes it unique. A brand door is typically installed on the wall space next to your doorway. This is very different from a pocket door which is essentially a sliding door that slides into the wall where you can’t see it. With a barn door, everything is exposed. You have a full view of the door and track when the doorway is open. This is why a lot of emphasis is placed on the presentation and look of barn door hardware and the door itself.
Benefits of installing a barn door at home
Different styles of barn doors can offer different benefits. A big advantage of installing a barn door is often the ease of use. With the right barn door hardware installed, your door will glide smoothly along its track. Handles can be installed at the right height for anyone to reach them and slide the door across.
Using the right barn door fixings will also ensure that your door slides cleanly without making too much noise. You’ll often get a gentle sliding sound instead of that annoying creak or squeaking noise you would get from a hinged door. Barn door hardware, like a latch, can be installed for privacy. It enables your barn door to lock from the inside.
Of course, we can’t talk about the benefits of installing a barn door without talking about the look. Barn doors are commonly installed to enhance the look of home interiors. They can add an extra element of sophistication to your home decor. They can also be very versatile when it comes to matching up with a theme. Your barn door can be styled to match a modernist, industrial, or country living theme. The options are endless. Just let your imagination do the rest.
To switch up the style of your barn door, you simply need to choose the right colours and finishes. You can use a raw and rustic exposed timber finish. You could paint the door all-white for a simpler approach. Another design element to consider is the type of barn door hardware you choose. Because the hardware is exposed, this gives you another opportunity to add a new colour or finish. A popular option today for barn door hardware and barn door fixings is matte black. Check it out for yourself.
Discover the latest range of Rolltrak barn door hardware
Here at Rolltrak, we have a proud history of producing premium sliding door parts. Our barn door hardware range includes all the essentials for installing a new barn door. We believe installation should be easy for anyone. There shouldn’t be a need to rely on a tradie for simple jobs like door installations. That’s why our range of barn door fixings and parts are designed for easy installation.
Choose the right Rolltrak spare part for your barn door, and you may be pleasantly surprised by the quality. Our parts are designed for longevity. Use a Rolltrak spare to replace a broken part, and we are confident you’ll get plenty more years out of it. You’ll also find many of our barn door fixings and parts come in the most-wanted finish, like matte black. So if you’re ready to install a new barn door, or find replacement parts, look for us at your local Bunnings. The entire range of Rolltrak spare parts is available at Bunnings Warehouse today.