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 $249.
They also sell the black barn door hardware I used in my own kitchen which sells for just $132. I’m really happy with it, two years on.
Fancy something a little more custom? Check out Brisbane’s Billygoat Barn Doors, who have built quite the reputation on Instagram!
We also love what Sydney carpenter Shannon Ashton created here with a mirrored door:
Contact him if you’d like to discuss a custom barn door design.
Rustica Hardware: We all know gold taps are in, but what about gold barn door hardware? Perfect for achieving that touch of elegance, US brand Rustica Hardware (available in Australia) has introduced three new finishes: Modern Gold, Mountain Gold and Champagne Gold. But if gold’s not your thing they also stock every other type of barn door or barn door hardware you could imagine!
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.
The popular Three Birds Renovations love a good barn door too. Their builder hacked a plain door from Bunnings to create something stunning for Bonnie’s home, using the gold Rustica hardware mentioned above.
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.
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 en suites 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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