Space-Saving Sliding Barn Doors

Space-Saving Sliding Barn Doors

Lauren Zerbey
Apr 13, 2011

We've featured sliding barn doors here on Re-Nest before, but since this month is all about living small it's a topic worth revisiting. Not only are they an unexpected design element, but sliding doors can also serve multiple functional purposes - an important strategy when every square foot counts!

I love sliding doors because they can be a creative solution to various types of design dilemmas. A few perks worth mentioning:

No door swing - sliding doors save space because they don't need the 5-10 square feet of floor area where the doors swings from open to close.

Space dividers - large sliding doors can actually act as room dividers, transforming the function or feel of a room in one easy step.

Art piece - as seen in this collection, sliding doors often act as functional art.

Opportunities for affordable and creative reuse - old doors or lumber can be reused in a new way, saving resources and money!

Not just for doorways - sliding doors are also great solutions for pantries, shelving units and media centers!

(Images: Top Row: 1. Meyer Davis Studios, 2. Shelter Pop, 3. chezerbey, 4. Remodelista, 5. Sunset Magazine, Bottom Row: 6. House*Tweaking, 7. Design*Sponge, 8. Re-Nest, 9. Re-Nest, 10. Sunset Magazine)

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