This post was updated in February 2023.
There’s no denying it, barns door are in! They are all over Pinterest and the one featured in my own kitchen got a lot of comments. It may seem a bit adventurous to include one in your home, but they can easily be understated and on-trend, plus they’re ideal when you’re working with limited space! Below are some of our favourites.
One of the most popular places to buy barn doors and hardware these days is good old Bunnings! They stock a variety of brands like Corinthian and Hume with a great range of designs in solid timber, timber veneer or primed and ready to paint MDF. Bear in mind they’re usually special order items so expect to wait three to four weeks. Prices start from $289.
They also sell the black barn door hardware I used in my own kitchen which sells for just $232. I’m really happy with it, four years on.
Fancy something a little more custom? Check out Brisbane’s Billygoat Barn Doors, who have built quite the reputation on Instagram!
Barndoor Outlet: Based in Melbourne, Barn Door Outlet is an affordable online barn door and hardware specialist. Products range from pinewood barn doors, white barn doors, grey barn doors, DIY barn doors, hardware, locks and they also offer customisation.
Aubarndoor: Another Aussie barn door and hardware specialist, Aubarndoor offer a wide variety of stylish options including fishbone and metal framed glass door designs. The range also includes a variety of hardware finishes including white, stainless and black and they offer doors and hardware that supports a by-pass system too.
Ideal Barn Doors: Supplying a range of classic timber barn doors, they all come ready to be stained or painted so you can keep your options open. Also stocking hardware, the wide range includes everything from stainless steel and matte black to the more wacky designs of an anchor, guitar and axe! I am particularly in love with their black steel and glass iteration. Gorgeous!
Obviously much more practical than us, blogger Katrina Chambers recently showed how easy it is to DIY an affordable barn door in your home. We think it looks fab!
Catering to popular demand, Doors Plus also exclusively stock the Glengary range of solid Ash barn doors.
Prestige Barn Doors: This unique range includes barn doors made from reclaimed timber as well as Aztec and Chevron inspired designs. The company also produces souble or triple sliding barn doors that run along two or more tracks (see below), passing in front of and behind each other. Each door requires its own rolling door hardware kit with two hangers on each end of each panel.
Barn doors don’t have to be expensive, despite the impressive statement they make. Our carpenter achieved our look by covering the wall and a very plain and affordable oversized door with Easycraft’s popular EasyVJ wall panelling then painted it all in the same colour.
We love that the barn door trend isn’t just reserved for country or traditional interiors. Barn doors can be modern and sleek too. And practically, they’re obviously a massive space saver, perfect for applications like ensuites and butler’s pantries. And above all, they make a great visual statement, whether you want them to blend into the background (like mine) or stand out.
Some more barn door inspo from around the internet:
Have you installed a barn door in your home? Please tell us about it in the comments!
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