Using glass in your barn doors

Dec 15, 2022 | Doors

Consider closures for various rooms, like barn doors, if your design tastes too rustic. Traditional wood barn doors make your home feel more countryfied and rural. With some innovation, you can add a modern and stylish look. Barn doors are a good choice if you are looking for a contemporary door solution. 

What are barn doors?

Barn doors were designed to be easy to enclose large spaces for storage or animals. They are a simple operation of a sliding track and wooden door that has found its path into modern living. They are certainly easy to operate to expand or contract a room as needed or desired. They are compact, and you won’t need to worry about a swinging door accidentally colliding with another person or pet.  

Go further with the barn door concept and have them made of glass. There are a number of options available, like framed or frameless, full glass, dividers, clear, or frosted.

How does a barn door work?

To operate, a barn door will need tracks or rails. You will have several options to choose from, whether you prefer a simple one or those with a decorative flair. You can make your selection based on compatibility or contrast.

Framing and infill options for glass barn doors:

Most glass doors are framed, especially if you have the door divided into separate parts. This is so each panel of glass has full support for safety. However, they can be designed with full glass but with grill infills at the top to create the division you desire, but these will still need some support mechanisms. For the bath area, consider a frameless frosted door.

Frosted glass barn doors for added privacy:

Privacy is generally a concern when adding glass barn doors to your home. You can choose frosted, but that will limit the amount of natural light that enters the room. You can still have privacy when you want it by combining the doors with blinds or curtains. This will allow you to control who can see from room to room and limit the light when necessary.

Will glass barn doors break?

Glass doors can shatter if misplaced or struck with too much force. However, using safety glass and with professional installation, you lessen the chance of some accidental occurrence that could cause an injury.

Contemporary architecture has elevated many simple structures into modern statement pieces. Glass barn doors are one of the many useful structures that now have both ornamental and functional value. Consider adding glass barn doors to your living and dining area to make one large space for hosting parties or events. You also have a lot of options for infills, grills and frames to add flair to your living space. 

Contact Centennial Glass for barn doors in the Ottawa Valley.

If you are considering adding barn doors to your home design, count on Centennial Glass. With decades of experience designing and installing barn doors, you can rest assured that we will do the job properly. Centennial Glass barn doors are constructed with quality materials and can be customized to your specifications. We offer a wide selection of styles, finishes and infill options that can enhance the look of any room. We have everything from rustic barn doors to modern designs for every taste and budget. Contact us today for more information!