33 Fantastic Barn Door Design Ideas

33 Fantastic Barn Door Design Ideas (19)

Barn doors come with both functional and aesthetic benefits. Functionally, they are big space savers. The traditional swinging door typically needs 9 feet or more of space to function properly. While this may not be an issue for large houses, more space starved homes will find it more than a little problematic. They need all the space they can get for furniture, appliances and movement. Nine feet is a lot of space to leave to the door. French doors, as beautiful as they are, are even bigger space gobblers.

In a small space where every single inch counts, barn doors come in handy. A well installed barn door offers great space economy for whatever room you use it in. Of course, you need to have enough adjacent wall space for the barn door to slide over when it is opened. But this is often preferable to similarly space-saving pocket doors that require much more work to install or remove.

A small disadvantage with barn doors is that they may not close as quietly as traditional doors. But a good contractor should be able to install it in such a way that noise is reduced to a minimum.

33 Magical Front Door Colors Design Ideas

33 Magical Front Door Colors Design Ideas (22)

Your front door is the first thing that people see when they look at your home. Shouldn’t it say something about you? The good news is that there are plenty of front door color ideas to choose from, so you’ll never lack for new shades and styles. Whether you’re going for “big and bold” or “subtle and sophisticated,” there’s a color out there that will suit your needs.

Do you need some inspiration? Would you like to see what other people have done with their front doors? If you’re ready to jazz up your exterior home decor, here are just a few front door color ideas.