Sliding barn doors, or just barn doors for short, were originally just found on barns. It was nearly ten years since barn doors were on barns, and they have certainly changed in the last decade. Just think of how phones have evolved, and you might have an idea about barn doors have changed over the years. Let start at the beginning to catch you up.
Part 1 – Ten Years Ago
We are not sure who did it first, but we know that farmers were the one first to start using barn doors in the house in some of the most intelligent ways. Word of mouth spread as fast as your expect and before long you are seeing the upper class use sliding doors to divide and hide rooms. Once this happened then, everyone wanted a piece of this impressive and stylish doors.
Part 2 – Three Questions
There were three questions that anyone who was looking at sliding doors in the last ten years has been asked and it is of dire significant in the evolution of how barn doors went from the barns to your home:
Q1: What are you trying to cover up or divide?
Q2: If you want an “NO BOTTOM TRACK” system, do you have sufficient structural support from above to hold the sliding door panels?
Q3: What are you going for regarding style?
Part 3 – Not Just For Barns Or Homes
That is right! Your office is perfect for sliding doors ( and we are not talking about the electric ones at the entrance ) to help open up space. Barn doors, unlike your typical doors, hug the walls and slide open. This means that they take up no floors space beside maybe a few inches compared to the average nine square feet that traditional doors that up.
Part 4 – Functional and Practical
Outside of the many uses that we have to discuss already, there are hundreds of more that are yet to be created. One of the most interesting that I have seen some do was have the back of their barn door built out of a whiteboard meaning that you could jot down things.
Part 5 – Now You Choose
Now you know everything that you will ever need to know about sliding doors. The only thing that you need to do now is choosing which one of the thousands of style of barn doors that you want.