While green building and energy efficiency are what we talk about most, the aesthetics of the home is not something that we ignore. While decorating trends come and go one that we absolutely love is the sliding barn door.

Initially barn doors were used as a highly stylish solution for cramped spaces that may not be able to accommodate a standard swinging door. That’s not the case today-and barn doors are not limited to the rustic/reclaimed style that initially defined the feature.

There are nearly infinite ways to introduce them into a space. The finish of the doors can easily take them from the farm to an urban loft—and the doors themselves are just half of the allure.

With all of the incredible hardware options available, it’s almost like choosing an accessory of sorts. Depending on the look you wish for your finished product, you could choose anything from sleek brushed steel to chunky wrought iron. I pulled together a range of inspiring photos that will spark ideas for how you might be able to pull this look off in your home.

One of the great advantages of adding a barn door to your home is that while design trends come and go, those that are attractive and functional tend to stick around awhile.

Check out these great options on our Pinterest Page for adding a barn door to your home.  Come out for the next two weekends for the COBA Tour of Homes and see a variety of barn doors.  See us in NW Crossing on NW Drouillard Avenue.