1. As a way to divide up space: If you have a large open office, you can use corner barn doors (or inside the casing) to create smaller, more intimate spaces. This can be especially helpful if you need to create a quiet space for phone calls or meetings.
2. As a way to add privacy: The doors can also be used to add privacy to your office. If you have a desk that is in a high-traffic area, adding a barn door can give you the privacy you need to concentrate on your work.
3. As a way to add storage: Barn doors can also be used to create additional storage space. If you have a lot of files and supplies that you need to store, adding a barn door to your office can give you the extra space you need.
4. As a way to add decoration: Corner barn doors can also be used as a way to add some extra decoration to your office. You can find barn doors in a variety of styles and colors, so you can easily find one that fits with your office décor.
The image below shows one style (glass) but this corner format could be any style or color of door. The corner format typically needs to be planned out ahead of time when building or remodeling.
If you have just an open area (like a conversion of a dining room to an office) check out our “Inside Casing Doors”. The inside casing doors usually require either no (or very limited) trim work. The installation is 2-3 hours and bang you get privacy. During Covid we did a lot of home offices and can pretty much make a fit for any situation (we saw a lot). We have also used the “inside casing” concept to partition a room that was just wide open space. A great way to create an office without the hassle and expense of building a wall. And if ever the area needed to format back to open it is a pretty easy adjustment to remove the doors.
Whether you are looking for a way to divide up space, add privacy, create additional storage, or just add some extra decoration, corner barn doors or inside casing doors can be a great option for your office. The cost of these solutions is much less than building walls and adding traditional doors. And the added bonus is the great look you can get with the barn doors, both visible or hidden hardware.