The entrance to this barn-style residence is in a small extension of the main building. It also houses some of the home's more utilitarian rooms like the laundry room and a mudroom. Barn doors slide over the glass ones for an extra wink of personality.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, the custom staircase and features a custom-made desk and bookshelf. This is a prime example of how to turn a small, normally wasted space, into a functional part of the home.
This twist on a traditional dining room in the HGTV Smart Home 2014 is located in Nashville, TN. The red dining room has two custom-built barn doors that add a modern twist to the traditional design and impart a casual feeling into the space. An iron chandelier featuring beaded adornment illuminates the small round table in a subtle way.
A massive sliding barn door that opens up to the rest of the home keeps this small bedroom from feeling cramped. Simple bedding and wall-mounted task lighting display a minimalistic design focused on functionality.
The barn-like natural wood pantry doors catch the eye in this photo highlighting the warm, wood finish against the seafoam wall and white trim. The kitchen opens at one end onto a space that's contiguous with the living room and incorporates a built-in desk for a small home office.
With beautiful red siding, this country home gives a nod to the traditional red barn. Blue doors and wood columns add color and create contrast. The mulched yard allows the home's colors to pop even more. A long, covered porch is perfect for enjoying the outdoors, while a small, second-story balcony creates a more private outdoor space.
Not every home is blessed with the grand volumes of a loft space, but you can use space-saving tricks to make rooms feel more expansive, as designers Jamie Hamilton and Greer Nelson of Oliver Simon Design did in this project. “We loved the idea of an antique map in this dining room because it was a small space but we still wanted it to be bright and interesting. Not losing valuable space to framed art on the walls meant that every inch was used in the smartest way possible. The custom barn door was also a space saver, and a bright hit of color adds good bang for the buck.”