Why Do People Prefer Barn Doors for The Bathroom?

It might surprise you to learn that the original style of in-home pocket doors actually dates back to the 1850s -1880s. They fell out of favor for a time as hinged doors were refined. Post World War II, these doors regained popularity as housing needs rose. Fortunately for modern design lovers, we are once again seeing a high intent and interest in the upgraded iteration – the sliding barn door. * 

Sliding Barn Doors Save Space

If the door to the room in question swings open and closed, you are losing a considerable amount of space. A modern glass barn door might be perfect for you. This is often the case in your bathroom, where homeowners are often tight on space. Options that include sleek design and even doors that are suspended can give you back valuable square footage and create a seamless transition from bedroom to bathroom. 

Sliding Glass Barn Doors Let the Light In

Why choose glass barn doors? Interior glass barn doors also increase the natural light in a room. This is crucial in a master bathroom or even half bath where the home may be designed without much original natural light. Natural light has many proven benefits and has even been tied to higher home sale values. It also makes getting ready in the bathroom a delightful and more holistic experience.

Miror pull door in the bedroom

The Sliding Door Company Also Offers Mirrored Closet Sliding Doors

Nothing takes up more room on the wall or floor than a full-length mirror. You can upgrade your home to include a mirrored door that will help you get ready with the ease of natural light and a mirror to review your head-to-toe look. A high-quality mirror in the space where you get ready, such as a bathroom closet, will always come in handy. You don’t have to mess with glue or hammering nails to mount a mirror. And you don’t have to hang a mirror to the back of a door precariously. It’s a space saver for the bathroom or bedroom! 

Opened frosted barn door

Between adding space back into your rooms, letting more light in, and adding functionality like mirrors to your bathroom, a sliding glass barn door has countless advantages. Our modern and sophisticated glass barn doors are a great way to upgrade your bathroom. 

The Sliding Door Company offers various glass opacities for all door types, including clear, mirrored, smoked, milky, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about the best sliding glass door for your space, contact us to receive a free consultation! 


Commercial Residential Building: Outfitting Your Projects with the Best Materials

When managing a large multi-unit residential real estate projects, some of your best allies might not look like what you’d expect. Of course, the builders and suppliers are an integral facet of the project. But the hidden heroes of a successful build, without a doubt, are quality materials and great design. Sourcing the right textiles, integrating spatial solutions, and optimizing square footage to provide the most flexibility for potential buyers will help you craft masterful new homes worthy of top dollar.

Quality Materials

Sourcing high-quality materials is one of the best things you can do to ensure your commercial real estate in Los Angeles is competitive, eco-friendly, and long-lasting. The truth is, built-to-break homes are a dying trend and one we are happy to see fall. Most homeowners today are making conscious purchases and are genuinely interested in joining the green movement, reducing their overall impact on the natural world, and generating a higher ROI down the road. By sourcing sustainable materials, using regenerative resources, and installing long-lasting appliances and technologies, you can ensure a home’s longevity and durability for generations to come. For example, Sliding glass doors that utilize a sleek track and wheel locking system while exuding effortless modernism, help to elevate the home aesthetically and will literally last your clients a lifetime. These decisions will ultimately dictate the home’s value and raise the bar for your interested clientele.

Cutting Edge Design

Today, it’s all about offering flexibility. With a face-paced lifestyle becoming the new norm, the modern family has overlapping schedules, meetings, and a busy daily calendar. The nuclear family of the past has been replaced by the modern busy family involved in personal growth and a plethora of commitments. Now, families enjoy all sorts of engaging extracurriculars, sports, dinner out, etc that homes need to work with that ever-changing schedule and offer the flexibility demanded by our modern lives. That’s why offering flexible, malleable spaces within the home is so crucial. Open floor plans that include unobstructed space between kitchen to dining room to living room are increasingly normalized. Of course, this model is wonderful at encouraging togetherness, a healthy family dynamic, and is widely inclusive. However, when these rooms need to be separated for specific events or functions, how can you provide that extra barrier? Integrate floor-to-ceiling sliding room dividers and glass wall partitions that glide effortlessly on a moving track and afford all the flexibility the modern family craves. If mom is cooking, and another family member is enjoying a virtual yoga class from the living room, they need the space and privacy to get into the moment. Sliding dividers allow space to be opened or closed easily to meet the modern lifestyle.

Space Optimizers

We’re entering a new design era in which square footage has risen considerably, at the expense of yard space. Most modern architecture now designs conservative yards juxtaposed against generous floor plans that create a completely new way of building and existing within space. Thousands of families each year are making the transition into cities to enjoy the metropolitan lifestyle and work opportunities all while hoping to retain the square footage that country living affords. In order to do this, architects are building up, rather than out, and designing uncompromised homes that bring the outside in. Second-story balconies and floor to ceiling glass windows have replaced light-blocking walls of the past. And while these unprecedented floorplans offer more room to play with, it’s all made possible through the deliberate integration of well positioned interior space optimizers. Solutions such as sliding pocket doors, flexible sliding glass wall partitions, spiral staircases, and floating lofts can help to increase usable space in an artistic way. By installing space optimizers, you instantly elevate your home and create space in unexpected areas such as bathrooms, bedrooms and even family room and pocket door.

In life, it’s all about creating space and utilizing the available solutions to evolve yourself and your life into a well-functioning, harmonious balance. Home is no different. By transitioning your interiors into a cocoon that actually serves and inspires you, you can begin to fulfill your dreams, aspirations and enhance your overall enjoyment (not to mention, regaining some of your sanity in the process). For more inspiration and spatial solutions, don’t hesitate to check out the best space-optimizing sliding glass doors, sliding closet doors, and sliding room dividers offered at The Sliding Door Company. Visit Us Online to browse our online viewing catalog and Enjoy A Free Consultation from one of our team members to actualize your vision today at!


Hottest Summer Trends: The Interior Design Must-Haves

Summer is officially here. And while it doesn’t much feel like the typical summer we had all planned and hoped for, things are starting to look up. As we emerge from this global pandemic, we look to the things we can control and improve within our lives. For many of us, that means our surrounding environment, and more specifically, our interiors.

Though we have had an unusual amount of time to ponder our relative spaces, some of us still haven’t bitten off that project, restoration, DIY project, or interior upgrade just yet. Perhaps we’re still struggling with decision making or having a hard time finding the inspiration. Luckily, we’ve got a few of the summer’s hottest interior must-haves fresh from the design gurus across the U.S. For that summer project inspiration you’ve been craving, look no further.

Natural Luxury

Natural Luxury is a timeless interior design theme, one we see recirculate in big waves every few decades. Luckily, it’s back- and this time, it looks like it’s here to stay. This design blend pairs our beloved creature comforts (the luxury) with striking elemental motifs that come from the great outdoors (the natural). This juxtaposition offers a duality of indoor/outdoor we naturally crave as humans. This concept is one that goes undervalued more often than not, especially for those living in urban cities with less access to wide-sweeping nature. So, what does Natural Luxury look like? For starters, it looks like taking a trip to your local plant shop and spending some serious coin on a plethora of plant varieties. From trendy leafy figs to stunning snake plants, from charming cottage cheese plants to the tall, beautiful Dracaenas, plant shops truly have it all. Succulents, cacti, and birds of paradise are all plants that do exceptionally well indoors and require little maintenance. Integrating plants throughout your home helps to freshen the indoor air quality, add nature into an otherwise lifeless environment, and offers a pleasing aesthetic that’s nearly impossible to replicate.

Sleek Views

Piggybacking on the Natural Luxury theme, bringing the outdoors in” has more meanings than one. When you aim to literally Bring the Outside In, consider replacing your drab windows, pointless Interior Wall Partitions, or old sliding doors with fresh, modern sliding glass doors that offer enhanced spatial flexibility and a contemporary feel to any space. Sit back, relax, and take in your new view, afforded through expansive visibility and overflowing natural light. Integrating floor to ceiling wall partitions is another breezy way to increase your home’s available square footage as if by magic! By increasing visibility and natural light, you expand your space rather than box it in with walls and pointless divide. Your day-to-day spatial needs could be made available by allowing your communal interiors the flexibility they need to flourish.

Two-Toned Kitchens

If you become immediately confused reading “two-toned kitchen” trust me, you’re not alone. Two-tone refers to the chic simplicity of pairing a bright neutral (such as a white, cream, or taupe) with a stark contrast color. That could be anything from elegant sage green, to salmon, royal blue, to something even bolder, like black. Having a sharp contrast is the necessary ingredient involved in creating the ideal two-tone kitchen. Next, pair your considered palette with a sleek countertop, a few evocative wooden accent bar stools, a couple of color pops here and there, et voila! You have yourself a supreme two-tone kitchen, à la mode.

With all of these DIY interior upgrades and ideas for making the most out of your new normal, you’ll sink right into the comforts of home in no time. For more inspiration and space optimizing solutions, don’t hesitate to check out the best sliding closet doors, sliding room dividers, and spatial solutions offered at The Sliding Door Company. Visit Us Online to browse our online viewing catalog and Enjoy A Free Consultation from one of our team members to actualize your vision today!