If you’ve been following along for the last several weeks you know we are busy with our One Room Challenge. In fact, we’ve been knee deep in tiling, now we totally understand while a tile setter charges so much. One of the design elements in Steph’s bathroom is a sliding barn door. We’ve been scrolling online looking for barn door ideas that would be perfect for her modern coastal themed Jack & Jill bathroom.
So, with all of these ideas running through our heads, we thought we’d share some sliding barn door ideas with you. Perhaps, you’ll find just the right idea to update your home.
And a special shout out and thanks to our talented blogger friends for sharing their amazing work with us.
How Much Does a Sliding Barn Door Cost?
Let’s first begin with the question that gets ask the most, “how much does a sliding barn door cost?”
Of course, the cost varies depending on the style of the door you choose, hardware style and finish as well.
For instance, the hardware to hang your barn door can range anywhere from $60 to $400+.
While you can build your own barn door, or make a barn door from salvaged or vintage finds. The price for this will vary as well, especially with the rising cost of lumber.
For example, Steph found a vintage door on Facebook Marketplace for $5, however she does need to make some changes to it to make it work in her space. We will keep you posted on the total cost for her sliding barn door.
Then there are complete barn door kits that contain everything you need to install a barn door in your home. Just be sure to read the fine print, some doors come completely unassembled (drilled pieces of lumber that you will still need to build).
Alternatively, complete sliding barn door kits start at $235 and go up from there.
If you are a DIYer like we are, you will probably install the sliding barn door yourself.
However, if you are going to hire an installer expect to pay somewhere between $450-$750 for installation.
Sliding Barn Door Using Salvaged Doors
Now let’s take a look at some barn door ideas. Our first two ideas are using salvaged doors.
As you know, we love vintage and old chippy finishes.
In my opinion, this sliding barn door from Libbie at A Life Unfolding adds character and charm to their small guest room. Check our her post and see how she joined two vintage doors to make her sliding barn door.
While Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia barn doors are not vintage, they were salvaged from the clearance area at Lowes. Definitely making them a steal.
Sometimes vintage doors can get quite pricey, have an open mind when searching for a vintage piece to use.
Rustic Barn Doors
When I think of the term “barn door” I often think of raw and rustic wood.
Take a look at this industrial wood barn door from Adam at Lazy Guy DIY.
He built this sliding barn door for a fitness studio. On his blog post, he shares tips to prevent warping when building a large barn door. If you are considering building your own barn door, you’ll want to read this!
Personally, I think this barn door is so unique. Marty at Marty’s Musings included a pet door in her sliding barn door. Can you believe that?!
In addition, she made this siding barn door from recycled barn wood. Isn’t it so beautiful!
Wanting a more rustic farmhouse feel in her master bedroom, Cindy from DIY Beautify enlisted her husband, Mr. DIY to help build these rustic sliding barn doors.
I think they add the perfect touch for the farmhouse feel she desired in her master suite.
Carriage Barn Door Idea
I believe that these sliding barn doors that Kati at Houseful of Handmade installed in her master bedroom, add so much charm!
Kati never ceases to amazing me with her DIY skills. Would you believe that she built these barn door with the beautiful arched windows. Click to get the link for the complete building plans.
Modern Sliding Barn Doors
Now let’s shift gears a bit with a modern farmhouse look.
Janice at Sawdust Sisters is passionate about teaching women to build beautiful pieces for their homes.
Just take a look at this amazing modern farmhouse sliding barn door. Janice shares tips and tricks to make it easy as well as tips save you money. Gotta love that!
Certainly, this modern take on a sliding barn door is stunning! I believe this barn door that Kourtni at House on Longwood Lane built would go well in so many different home styles.
You’ll find Kourtni’s instructions easy to follow, so why not build a barn door for yourself?
We have another creative barn door from Kourtni at House on Longwood Lane.
Because sliding barn doors are a great space saver, Kourtni loves using them in her home.
Kourtni found her inspiration for this geometric barn door on Pinterest. I feel it’s the perfect decor piece for her master suite.
Likewise, we have another modern sliding barn door from Chelsea & Logan at Making Manzanita.
Not only do they have an easy to follow tutorial, but they also share how to build it cheaply. Personally I think this door is so chic.
How to's & Plans
I believe all of these DIY bloggers are so inspirational. I love to see women grabbing power tools and creating beautiful pieces for their home.
Vineta at The Handyman’s Daugher is no exception. Take a look at her unique sliding barn door. I think the way she has created texture with wood shims is genius.
Without a doubt, this is something I want to try. I’m so inspired!
You’ll find a great tutorial and plans on her website.
Sean & Morgan at Charleston Crafted share the cheapest and easiest way to build a sliding barn door. They even have free PDF plans for this project.
You’ll find all the details you’ll need for building and installing a sliding barn door in your home on their website.
Gail at My Repurposed Life knew she wanted to add sliding barn doors to her kitchen, but when she saw the price tag she knew a DIY was definitely in order.
Take a look at her method for building barn doors for her kitchen. Don’t they look great!
Double Sided Sliding Barn Door
Would you like a sliding barn door that looks great on both sides? Well then, you’ll want to take a look at this good-looking door from Janice at Sawdust Sisters.
She’ll share her technique for making the barn door look great on both sides, while being mindful of the thickness of the door.
Transform Bifold Doors into Barn Doors
Clearly, there are some creative DIYers out there. Take a look at this project from Wanda at From House to Home, she converted her bifold doors into sliding barn doors for her office.
Not only did she save a ton of money by repurposing what she had, but she too was able to save space in her small office.
The best part, it only took a couple of hours to do.
Unique Places to Hang a Sliding Barn Door
Have you every thought of a sliding barn door as a window covering? I believe this is such a great idea for a bedroom.
Not only did Janice at Sawdust Sisters add a rustic masculine feel for her son’s bedroom, but it’s so functional.
I’m sure it works just like a blackout curtain, perfect for a teenager.
And yet again another clever idea, this time from Suzy at Worthing Court. She transformed her traditional cherry wood bookcases into a fabulous farmhouse piece with paint and this fun barn door. Hop on over to her blog and see how she achieved this look for her office.
How to Hang Double Barn Doors
Meredith at the Palette Muse shares on her blog everything you need to know to hang double sliding barn doors.
Meredith purchased her barn doors, which is a great option if you don’t want to build your own.
She shares how to find the right door in your price range, along with how to get the right size.
You’ll also find tips for leveling and centering the sliding barn doors.
If you’re considering barn doors for your home, you’ll want to read this post.
How To Lock a Sliding Barn Door
Because we are installing a sliding barn door in the bathroom, this question has come up, “how can we lock a sliding barn door?”
Morgan and Sean at Charleston Crafted share in their blog post all the details for installing a locking mechanism on a barn door. Be sure to check that out.
Where Can You Buy a Sliding Barn Door?
Now that you’ve seen a lot of different styles of barn doors, where can you buy a sliding barn door?
Because of their popularity they are getting easier to find. In fact, more than likely you can find them at your local home improvement store. Also we’ve seen them on Amazon, Wayfair and Overstock.
For your convenience we’ve put together a little shopping boutique of various sliding barn doors and barn door hardware too. Take a look!
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Sliding Barn Doors & Hardware
Has this inspired you to add a sliding barn door in your home?
Do you have a barn door? Please share how you like it. Would you do anything different? Inquiring minds want to know!
While I do not have a barn door in my home the thought has crossed my mind several times. I think it would be a great option for master bedroom closet or possibly for my pantry.
Who knows you may see one show up at my home too.
For more BARN DOOR inspiration follow along on our barn door Pinterest board.
Another great way to update the doors in your home is simply with paint. I love the way Steph has used navy paint throughout her home. See how she transformed all of the doors in her home with paint using the Wagner paint sprayer.
Thanks for stopping by! We hope you found some inspiration for your own home.
Be sure to check back in next week to see the progress on Steph’s bathroom and the One Room Challenge.
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