Sunburst barn doors in a bedroom

8 Great Spots for Sliding Barn Doors in Chicago Homes

August 13, 2018

Sliding barn doors have made a huge comeback in Chicago interior design. In fact, they’ve been one of the biggest interior design trends of 2018. Perhaps sliding barn doors have come back in a big way because of their versatility – they can go almost anywhere in your space!

These are a few of our favorite places to use sliding barn doors in Chicago homes.

Barn Doors in Master Bathrooms

Chicago bathroom barn door

Utilizing a sliding barn door as the entryway between the master bedroom and bathroom is our favorite way to use them. Not only does it make the bathroom feel much cozier, but it lets you use space like other doors don’t. When you open a standard door, it takes up space in either the bedroom or the bathroom it connects to – barn doors stay flush against the wall and give you plenty of space.

Sliding Barn Doors as Closet Doors

Chicago barn door closet

Just like the bathroom, barn doors offer tons of extra space when used as a closet door. That makes them a perfect choice for a hall closet or foyer closet. In addition, general use closets are a great spot to put barn doors, because they’re typically in rooms where you’ll have guests to let you show it off.

Sliding Barn Doors as Room Dividers

Chicago room divider barn door slider

Who says barn doors always need to go where doors go? Large sliding barn doors can help separate one of your roms into smaller spaces to create a little more personal mood in your Chicago home.

Barn Doors as a Modern Door Replacement

Chicago modern kitchen barn door

In Chicago condos or apartments, sliding barn doors are showing up more as these kinds of housing catch up to modern home fashion. With a sliding barn door in your condo, your space feels more spacious and less segmented. In a small way, barn doors can help you get the best parts of a house and a condo.

Sliding Barn Doors as a Window Treatment

Chicago barn door shutters on window

We usually call these “barn door shutters,” even if they aren’t very similar to traditional plantation shutters. But they are similar to shutters in that they have a lasting style, and they can block a lot of light to make your space much more comfortable.

Sliding Barn Doors Framing an Entertainment Center

Chicago tv shutter barn door

This is actually one of the most unique ways we’ve seen barn doors used. Barn doors can work as a frame and a cover for a tv on your wall. So you’re able to not only frame the TV (just like a letterbox feature), but you can also hide the screen when it’s not in use to make the room look a little cozier and less high-tech.

Home Office Barn Doors

Chicago home office barn door

Barn doors are a distinct blend of fun design, stylish looks, and usability, so they’re perfect in a Chicago home office. We even offer sliding barn doors with inlaid mirrors, or with dry-erase boards for writing notes or planning.

Keep in mind, just because that’s where you work doesn’t mean a home office has to be boring.

Sliding Barn Doors in Chicago Commercial Spaces

Chicago commercial barn door

All right, so this isn’t a spot in the home, but we’re mentioning it because barn doors look downright awesome in commercial spaces. Separating parts of a store or eatery, or as a barrier between a waiting room and conference rooms – sliding barn doors embrace the rustic chic trend that’s huge in commercial spaces.

Sample Sliding Barn Doors For Yourself

To see what a sliding barn door can look like in your house, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Chicago. One of our experts will come directly to your home with samples so you can compare from the comfort of your own home. Just fill out the form below or call us at 847-250-6544 to get started!