"From trendy bathrooms to hidden home offices, barn doors provide an ultra-stylish solution for cramped spaces," said Bob Vila.
But while barn doors may have once been used almost exclusively in small spaces that couldn't accommodate a swinging door, that is not the case today. Nor are barn doors strictly limited to the rustic/reclaimed look that once defined the feature.
"Barn doors are definitely trending right now, and there are so many ways to introduce them into a space. The finish of the doors can easily take them from the farm to an urban loft—and the actual doors are just half of the allure," said Popsugar.
"With all of the gorgeous hardware options available, it's almost like choosing a piece of jewelry or a handbag. Depending on how utilitarian you'd like the finished product to be, you could choose anything from sleek chrome to chunky iron. I pulled together a range of inspiring photos that will spark ideas for how you might be able to pull this look off in your home.
The great advantage of adding a barn door to your home: design trends come and go, but those that are pretty and functional tend to stick around awhile.