From antique, salvaged, and traditional to modern, custom, and DIY, sliding barn doors have made a great leap from the barn to the home. Incorporating sliding barn doors into the interior or exterior of your home can provide not only a more attractive form at entryways, but can offer a greater function than traditional hinged doors as well. Requiring less floor space than a regular swinging door, a sliding barn door will save space by making use of a minimally available area.
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
For most people, a door is merely an object, a mundane device that allows access through a wall. Nothing special. Plain and commonplace, most doors look alike. They are typically mass produced and dull, hardly ever getting a second thought as to their philosophical significance.
“Reality is a sliding door” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
For some though, a door can signify change. A door, in itself, can be unique and beautiful. The look, feel, and even the action of motion can be distinct from any other door. The device can become a point of interest. An abstract experience. It’s no longer a just a door, it’s a gateway. And not just through a wall anymore, but to a new perception of the aesthetic importance of experiencing a unique take on an everyday contraption.
“Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.” – Pablo Picasso