If you live in a small space, floor space that most people take for granted often needs to be held accountable. For instance, take the area needed for a regular door. There's about 3 or 4 square feet there that needs to be kept clear in order for it to fully open or close. Not so with a barn door...
Which simply slides to the side, leaving the doorway completely clear and taking up only a few inches of floor space. You could make the door a decorative focal point by using a beautiful rustic, reclaimed wood or a modern design
that blends in to the wall. But another option is to place a bookshelf or armoire in front of the brackets, so when it is pushed back it hides behind the furniture. This is a great way to save space and conceal the door if it isn't particularly pretty.
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Top Image: Thomas J. Story via Sunset Magazine; Bottom Image: Habitatgirl
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