7 Ways to Use Sliding Barn Door Hardware All Over the House

updated May 3, 2019
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(Image credit: Jeff Lewis Designs)

Barn doors reached peak popularity in 2017, thanks to HGTV’s Fixer Upper — mainly for their rustic good looks that work well in modern farmhouse homes. But no matter what your style, sliding doors are nice detail that add interest, and sometimes saves space as well. See ALL the places you can use barn door-style hardware around your house.

Featured above is a barn door kit from Jeff Lewis Designs, which is available from Home Depot. You can buy basic sliding door track from Amazon in 6′ and 12′ lengths for $54.95 and 94.95 respectively. For more sources:

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We love a good library ladder on built-in bookcases. This set from Artisan Hardware has a slight angle to the hardware, but you might be able to adapt a regular set if you can handle a more vertical ladder.

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Antonio Martins designed this industrial style kitchen, and used a custom fabricated metal door, set on a sliding track, to cover a small pantry shelf. It’s a practical and well-designed feature which also lends a lot of style to the kitchen.

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When Nicole of The House Diaries renovated her master bedroom, she used the space underneath the eaves to create some added storage — then used small barn doors to cover them. The wood adds a lot of warmth to the room.

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This metal fabricated sliding fireplace guard, spotted on Porch, is a clever way to protect the room from flying sparks, without the usual bulky screens that jut out into the room.

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There’s also smaller scale sliding door hardware, which work well on media cabinets, console tables, and even nightstands, which you can see in this tutorial from Shanty 2 Chic. She shows you how to make your own track, but you can also buy pre-made sets elsewhere. If you like the look of this bedside table, Ana White also has some tutorials on how to build similar style cabinets.

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The Lettered Cottage used reclaimed wood shutters as a window covering. It looks like she used regular curtain hardware, but sliding hardware would work just as nicely.

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When Sarah of Color + Craft redid her fireplace, she added a sliding door over the mantel to hide the family television. When closed, its lets the fireplace do all the talking instead of the tech.