Make the Barn Door Hardware Combo Part of Your Next New Home!

“Close that door! Were you born in a barn?” Have you heard this said to you when you were growing up? Kids tend not to close the doors when going in or out and adults are constantly saying this phrase to their kids. The barn has always been thought of as a place for animals to sleep-not humans. However, this concept is changing as the trend is going towards barn inspired homes and other buildings, like restaurants and hotels. A barn shaped home can look classy with the right hardware and doors, as well as the other accessories. You can find great barn doors and hardware from any reputable company, but especially from us. Here are some examples of what you can find when you shop with us.

Nylon Hardware and Stained Door Combo

Stained doors work well in either exterior or interior applications, as well as the nylon hardware. You can use stained doors with a variety of colors and finishes, and it still looks good. The nylon hardware is durable enough to last in any application, as well as quiet enough to use in a nursery or library. It can also work with many colors or finishes and still look classy enough for classic looks or rustic enough to fit in a rustic setting. If you put nylon hardware with other types of doors, you can create a very different look altogether for the design that you are looking for.

Bypass Hardware and Red Door Combo

Bypass hardware allows you to have three different doors in the same space, yet save space. Since the hardware is a dark-brown color, they would go well with our red barn door. You can use this combo in applications where there is a large space that does not lend itself well to traditional doors or frames. One reason you may want to use this barn door hardware combo is that you may have a large space that could use up to three doors at one time, but you do not want to have a bulky door entrance or a lot of walls. This is the perfect solution-just attach the hardware on the ceiling and doors, and you are done!

Industrial Hardware and Clear Coat Door Combo

An industrial hardware look goes well with our clear coat barn doors in many settings, including a clean and modern home theme. You can choose from several colors to match the d├ęcor of your rooms, or even the colors of the exterior of your home. The clear coat finish on the barn door matches well with the industrial hardware, because the wood is left in its natural state that creates a classic, yet modern look. Industrial flat tracks are heavy duty and can hold doors weighing up to 500 pounds! You can even use this hardware with steel or glass doors-creating any type of look you want.

New Home Design

When designing your home, you want to make sure you create a space that you are happy and comfortable in for years to come. While you may not want a traditional barn-like home, you can still incorporate sliding doors with our barn door hardware combo sets. Hanging doors take up less space, are quieter and take more abuse than traditional doors found in many houses and apartments today. A barn could be fun to design or live in, but there are many more applications that you can use a barn door hardware combo in besides a barn. Take time to use your imagination, and you may find that you will come up with a completely different home in the end.

Flat Track Hardware – Photography

Sleek, different, stylish. These are all words people frequently use to describe flat track hardware. Flat track, also known as barn door hardware, is a style that allows for doors to slide back and forth into position instead of swinging on hinges. Contrary to pocket doors, flat track doors stay on the outside of the wall, making the door and the hardware itself a part of the room’s decor.

However with its growing popularity, many shoppers are looking for examples of this hardware online. With only a few online retailers available, many of whom are sharing photos, there just isn’t a large selection of examples to look at. This can be frustrating for homeowners looking to upgrade to barn door hardware.

So what is the solution? It is quite simple actually. Those who have already purchased and installed flat track hardware in their home need to take photos of the completed projects and submit them online. Quite often the suppliers from whom they purchased the hardware are looking for new photos to display on their website and are usually happy to accept such submissions.

For those of you who are interested in photographing your barn door hardware projects, here are a few simple tips for taking great pictures:

1) Know your camera- Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the different unique options and settings of your camera. You’ll be surprised what you can do.

2) Learn to control the flash- Automatic flash isn’t always the best choice. Sometimes, using the flash indoors may result in unnatural tones, harsh glares, and overly heavy shadowing.

3) Experiment with macro mode- Most digital cameras will have a macro mode, which is an ideal setting for taking close up shots. Often times it is represented by a flower icon. If you’re looking to take a close-up shot, turn on macro mode, get very close to your point of focus, then take the picture. Make sure you give the camera time to focus before fully depressing the shutter button.

4) Use a tripod- Especially for low-light settings. Tripods can really maximize the sharpness and quality of your photos.

5) Adjust the ISO setting- Basically, the ISO setting adjusts your camera’s sensitivity to light. If you’re taking pictures and they start to look too dark, too saturated, or a little grainy, try adjusting your ISO setting to a higher or lower level. Remember, its digital photography. If you don’t like a picture, you can just delete it from the memory.

Follow these simple suggestions and you’re bound to see some great results!