Sliding Barn Doors for the Home

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.

BuildingDoor“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.

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“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.

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“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

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