Rural farmhouses tend to have a certain, rustic appeal, while contemporary, suburban homes are more likely to feature a simple, streamlined appearance that appeals to the masses – a blank slate where any owner can let their personal style shine. Urban homes, on the other hand, often feature an edgy and even industrial appeal, thanks to features like brickwork, steel, and cement elements.
If you’re looking for urban appeal, whether you live in the heart of a metropolitan area or you just want to capture the industrial aesthetic common to urban styling, you can easily update your interior design and address practical concerns with the perfect urban sliding barn doors from White Shanty.
Optimal Function with Urban Appeal
Imbuing your space with personality is easy with urban sliding barn doors. While you may opt to leave rustic, wood panels for homes in rural settings, you’ll find that there are plenty of options that provide the edgy, industrial flair you prefer, or even a happy medium with contemporary, minimalist options in wood.
Choose from a range of French sliding barn doors, with options that include:
If you’re looking for the perfect marriage of glass panes and metal framing to preserve sight lines and the flow of natural light through your space, you can’t go wrong with the selection of French doors at White Shanty. Of course, some spaces require greater privacy, which is why you’ll be pleased to find modern wood options featuring flat, painted surfaces with modern designs like circles or Xs that add visual texture to minimalist styling.
Wood panels (full, half, or other) allow you the opportunity to choose from a number of paint or stain options, including custom paint or stain, so you can achieve the aesthetic that best suits your personal preferences. You can also select your preferred hardware (handles and locks), specify custom sizing, and choose from configurations like single, bypass, or double sliding barn doors, depending on available space.
Benefits of Urban Sliding Barn Doors
When you think of sliding barn doors, a certain rustic appeal comes to mind. Don’t be fooled by the name, though. You can find styles that deliver the modern, minimalist, and industrial elements that will best suit your urban interior design and personal preferences, and you’ll enjoy incredible utility as part of the package.
Sliding barn doors offer space-saving appeal, thanks to wall-hugging mechanics. Because they slide along the wall, instead of swinging open into your living spaces, they don’t require the same clearance, and they free up square footage that can be used to arrange furniture or add décor.
Panels for Every Portal
While you might want a solid wood panel to cover the doorway to bathrooms and bedrooms, for the sake of privacy, and solid panels over closets and pantries help to hide storage, many homeowner’s will also love the classic elegance and practical appeal of French door panels. These are the perfect complement to home offices for parents that want to keep an eye on children even as they close the door to gain privacy and noise control during work hours. They also preserve the flow of light between larger spaces like the living room and kitchen or dining room.
Measuring for Urban Sliding Barn Doors
The only difference between measuring for swinging doors versus sliding barn doors is that you have to measure not only the doorway dimensions, but also the wall surrounding the door, to ensure you have room for the overhead track and for panels to slide all the way open.