Barn Doors For The Laundry Room

Transform your space by making these DIY barn doors! We maximized the laundry room with a stylish and functional DIY sliding barn door. Explore space-saving solutions, DIY ideas, and creative designs to add rustic charm and functionality to any room. Don’t forget about the DIY barn door hardware, which will elevate the look! Head to the blog to see how we made these doors!

I am so excited to share this post with you today, we have been talking about barn doors for the laundry room for a very long time!  Well, it was time to stop talking and start doing, as they say.

Barn Doors to Maximize space in the laundry room

Lets face it, a family of 5 means lots of laundry which equals lots of my time spent in our little laundry room.  The door swings inward and cuts that room in half, I needed something that would maximize the space.

Maximize your space by making barn doors for the laundry room

Thank you to  Hickory Hardware for the beautiful door pulls.

Step 1: Paint or Stain the door

We were keeping our eyes out for a pair of salvaged doors but wow, everything I came across they wanted lots of money, then the hubby found these fabulous doors at Lowe’s. I loved the doors and couldn’t pass up the steal.  I thought about staining them with a dark stain but the hallway is so small and does not have much light, I figured keeping it white would brighten up the space.  I  went to work and gave it a coat of Swiss Coffee using a foam roller and angled brush.
doors on sale for barn doors
Painting the barn doors

Step 2: Make the Rail Backer

The track must be installed on a solid surface! We cut a 1″ x 4″mounting board the same length as the track and I stained it with Min Wax Ebony.   Once the backer is dry, lay the rail flat on top of the backer and mark the hole locations for the rail hardware then remove.

Staining the rail backer for barn doors

Step 3: On the wall, locate and mark the studs. Remember this is going to be holding a heavy door so you must drill into studs!

Step 4:  Secure the rail backer, thank goodness for good friends that come and help!


Step 5:  Install the track onto the Rail Backer. Here I will refer you to the professionals, the how-to instructions that come with the kit! So we intended to make our own track,  BUT time was ticking so we bit the bullet and purchased two tracks from Home Depot. (thank goodness for a great coupon we had) However, making your own track is completely doable, you will save a ton of money and you won’t have any trouble finding a tutorial online. We did have to cut the track to fit our wall and since we had 2 doors we needed 2 tracks.

We purchased our tracks at Home Depot, but you can also order them online, Everbilt Dark Oil-Rubbed Bronze Steel Decorative Sliding Door Hardware.  (affiliate link)

Cutting the rail track

Step 6:  Install the hardware onto the door following the instructions that come with the kit and hang. Once complete you are ready to hang the doors on the track.

Installing the hardware for the barn door

Installing hardware for barn doors

Step 7:  Install the pulls so we can open and close the doors.  For the hardware I chose 2 18″ rustic iron pulls,  I really wanted the hardware to stand out.  These pieces were so beautiful and knew the minute I saw them they would be the perfect jewelry for our new barn doors!

Install pulls on barn door

Rustic Barn Door Pulls

Step 8:  To prevent the door from swinging out, you need to install a floor guide, which we still need to do.

I am smitten with how this turned out, I am seriously so happy!  I couldn’t be more proud of my husband for tackling this in such a short amount of time, I think he has some yummy home-cooked meals coming for the next few weeks! I am not going to lie, prepping for a barn door and the installation requires a lot of time and patience but was worth it!

Barn Doors for the Laundry Room

DIY Barn Doors


Create Barn doors to maximize space for the laundry room

Than you so much for stopping in today!



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  1. I really love this transformation. I have a door for my laundry room which took up far too much room in the small hallway so I took it off (my bad) but this is a great alternative and I like how you shared the entire process. I hate having that area wide open for anyone to see so it will be nice to give the area privacy without taking away from the rest of the hallway. Adding to my to-do list for the summer. Great job!

  2. This looks so incredible! I’m always so amazed by your talent. Pinned and tweeted. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm and party with us! It is so super fun to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

  3. could you send the link for the hardware to hand the barn doors? having trouble finding it on the hickory hardware site.

  4. Please send the link for the hardware to hand the doors. I was not finding it on the hickory hardware site. thanks

  5. Love the doors and considering the same.
    Im wondering about noise. Do you hear the laundry machines running more, less or same with this style door?

    1. Yes, we do hear the machine more then when it was a door that shut completely. However, it doesn’t bother me, I just love having a little extra space 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

  6. HI. A question about these doors: how are they kept from
    ‘rolling out’ away from the wall? As it seems that they are only afixed to the wall via the track above the door, do they knock against the wall when being opened (i.e. to the swing toward and away from the wall)?

    1. Hi we added a track at the bottom, let me know if you want me to send pictures. When I posted this we had not added the track yet and yes they did swing just slightly.

  7. Loved your article. We have purchased 2 old school doors for our masterbath. Where did you find H Depot coupons???? Have never seen any

  8. I love this!! We were thinking of using barn doors for our laundry room as well. Does it block out the house from the washer and dryer?

    1. Hi Sherie, are you talking about the noise? If so it does block the noise but not the same as a sealed door that you can shut. Let me know if this doesn’t answer your question, happy to help 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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