Trend Watch: Barn Doors

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Let’s face it, swinging doors take up a lot of space. A new, fun twist would be a sliding barn door which frees up storage and design flexibility. Barn doors are a wonderful solution for locations where a swinging door would infringe on space, or where you want to make a big visual impact.barn doors 2Not only could you use them for the entrance to the bathroom, but maybe you want to keep your commode separate. In this case a barn door is a stylish, modern way to separate two spaces. Or possibly you would like to use it as a bedroom door, closet door, pantry doors or even sliding French doors, the possibilities are endless!

It would also be a great DIY project for someone looking for a relatively inexpensive undertaking. Finding reclaimed wood, staining or painting it yourself will all help cut down on costs. They have even created barn door kits because the trend has become so popular! Kits are of course more expensive but everything you would need would be in one place.barn doors 1Barn doors have gone up from an apathetic score of 40 on Google Trends for the past six years to an all-time high of 100 last year! The highest possible rating says this trend is here to stay. Stay tuned in for our next trend watch here at Shorewest, REALTORS®!

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