If you desire sliding doors but prefer not to insert the doors into the wall, forming a pocket door, there is an alternative. Sliding doors, or as they are sometimes referred to as Barn Doors, are doors which are hung on a rail and slide across an entryway in a similar way as a pocket door.
The major difference between a pocket door and a sliding door, is that the sliding door is visible on one side of the entryway. From a construction standpoint a sliding or barn door is a much easier home improvement installation than a pocket door since there is no need to do any wall demolition nor should there be any concern about structural support across the open doorway.
Just because it is called a "barn door" does not mean it should look like it belongs in a farm. You can change the look up with a more modern looking door and funky brass or chrome sliding hardware.
|This photo began my obsession with the barn door, designed by Lizette Marie.|
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Modern sliding barn door rollers found at renovation headquarters