Add a Kitchen Pantry Barn Door for Style and Functionality


Inspiring ideas for your kitchen pantry

A kitchen pantry barn door will not only add style to your kitchen, it’s also a great space saver. Not every kitchen has the perfect space or layout. So, you have to just make it work. A barn door allows for you to fully close off the area without the need for an in- or outswing, which may be space prohibitive.

Conceal and add interest

Pantries are great storage areas for food, bowls, plates and more. However, you probably don’t want it exposed to the world. That’s why barn doors are such a great fit. They offer you a way to conceal while adding visual interest.

Barn door styles are versatile

If you think barn doors only work in farmhouses, think again. A barn door can look great in any kitchen, even contemporary ones. It’s all about the door you choose. If you do love the Farmhouse look, use a salvaged door or one that has those characteristics. If you prefer a contemporary look, choose a door with simple lines. Simple lines can mean a three-panel or flat door.

Color, glass or accents

Once you have a style then consider colors and accents. Is your kitchen mostly muted tones? Adding a pop of color on a barn door pantry door can liven up any space. If you’d prefer the barn door blend seamlessly then paint it your wall color. Add more function to the doors by using chalk paint, turning it into a message board.

If color isn’t a solution there’s the opportunity to bring in glass. You can use a door with glass panels. Those could be clear or translucent, depending on how much you want visible.

To accent your door, you have the option to add some personality with hardware. From the rails to pulls to handles, there are many options to fit your style.

An easy transformation

One of the biggest challenges related to barn doors has been the requirement to use oversized doors with hardware. That’s not the case with DesignGlide™ barn door hardware. You can use any standard 80” door with DesignGlide. No reframing is required. You’ll also enjoy a soft close every time.

Looking for some inspiration? We recommend taking a look at this collection of ideas on Decoist.