But something has been brought from the past and given an ultra-cool, modern twist that is currently in high demand; the sliding glass barn door systems. Pair amazing architectural decorative glass and high quality machined barn door hardware, and you get a package that’s totally stunning. Packages are also available in single glass barn door designs giving you the freedom to install one anywhere. This is a sliding system that is hidden in your ceiling allowing all the focus to be put on the glass.
In total, a barn door is a great choice for any space and with all of the options available, you’re sure to find one that fits your next design. Interior sliding barn doors have garnered much attention in the past few years.
Found integrated with glass wall systems in conference rooms of major corporations to room dividers in hotel suites, interior sliding doors offer a unique, functioning feature to any space. Another plus side to these sliding door is the minimum amount of space needed for them to operate.
Remember, there are things that need to be taken into consideration before you decide to incorporate an interior sliding barn door. In most cases, sliding barn doors are seen as a country chic design style catered mostly to newly renovated homes.
These systems are usually paired with an antiqued hardwood door and cast iron hardware. One-door models are often seen, but don’t cut yourself short and not look at dual-door designs.
Wooden doors are most common, block all light, reduce sightlines, and close off a space more efficiently. Glass doors offer you the most design options, let in the most light, controls daylighting, offers privacy, and still lets you control space management with closing or opening up rooms.
Full color lamination or custom printed laminated glass is great to continue corporate culture through a lobby, branding for a hotel, or colorful graphic visuals in a guest suites.
Another great option is back-painted barn-doors allowing for a understated mood color or a bright pop in a calm space.
Lastly, glass printing is a alternative approach that can offer a show stopping piece to your next project. Enclosed, exposed, and pocket are some of the many barn door hardware kit options available.
What’s great about all of these options is that you are able to put a sliding barn door in any area of your space. You are no longer stuck putting a door on a large, wide flat wall. With so many design options from minimal to bold, the handles will play a major part in the overall visuals with your barn door.
A handle that is too small for a large double sliding barn door will make it feel heavy while a large handle or pull on a smaller single barn door will look clunky and overwhelm the visuals.
You can also mix and match a pull on one side and handle on the other if the two spaces you’re dividing require to separate looks. With any new design, you always want the newest styles and trends, but sometimes when we do this, it doesn’t always work out as we planned.
Another aspect to remember, especially in lofts and older buildings, is the angled wall and ceiling. The MOST common problem we run into when installing any glass structure is openings, headers, ceilings, and floor not being level. With so many uses for glass barn doors, eventually you’ll install it where it will need a lock. Just remember there are certain design aspects that need to be looked over for these situations to make sure locks can line up and that proper hardware and doors are chosen. So inspect all the glass doors for chips and cracks, especially along the edges and around drilled holes. Enclosed headers are great for low profile sliding barn doors where you won’t see any hardware.
Each of these types of hardware are different in looks and function that can match any style, need, or space. Sliding barn door hardware packages and options are extensive and daunting. Factor in options like finishes and hardware additions make it even more of a chore to ensure your barn door fits perfectly into your design scheme.
Barn door hardware choices like concealed or exposed hardware, bi-parting features, soft close options, styles, and designs are all considered when building out your perfect barn door. Factor in a bevy of handle options and locks, you’ll start to see where a person could go insane. I’ve seen catalogs and website featuring literally hundreds of handles, pulls, and locks in a variety of finishes.
There are also basic finishes; chrome, brushed, bronze, brass, and black metal. So let’s dive into sliding barn door hardware kits and options so you know how to build your own barn door, speak like a pro, and design a perfect system that fits seamlessly into your design. As the name implies, exposed hardware means that it’s out in the open. Usually, these styles range from over the top, technical masterpieces to understated strips of metal that simply function. Are you looking to draw attention to the hardware or do you want something that plays a role in the larger design landscape? As the name implies, this is the exact opposite of exposed barn door hardware in terms of design.
Maybe because I associate them with early 20thcentury homes and mansions here in the south where this style was the norm. Secretly, I love these doors because it’s hard to not have a strong urge to just rip them open and make a grand entrance.
Bars are the horizontal pieces of metal that the rollers glide on thus opening and closing your barn door. Stops are small metal and rubber mounts that are fixed onto either end of the bar.
They are set in place by the installer and stop your door from rolling off the side of the bar whilst closing or opening. They are set in place by the installer and stop your door from rolling off the side of the bar whilst closing or opening.
Floor guides are small and simply makes sure the door moves straight from left to right. Floor guides are rarely noticed but play a huge part in the function of a barn door.
Often times, handles and pulls are paired with hardware kits based on styles but you can often choose a different one. The basic finishes usually cover every design style unless you’re going for diamonds bedazzled all over the place or want something made of 24k gold. I’m sure you can find some cast iron door hardware, but I’d stick with black, textured steel.