Doors; love them, hate them, many places need them and a pantry is one that needs. Pantries can get pretty untidy, full of half used products in open boxes, water and soda piled high on the floor, kids putting items back on the only shelf they can reach and so on. Not to mention how often the pantry door is opened. There are five adults in my house right now and three are guys. It seems like it’s non stop eating or drinking and the door is always open.
A hinged open pantry door is often blocking something. In my house it’s in the hallway just beyond the kitchen, also the most trafficked part of the house as it leads to the garage. Five adults means five vehicles, so you can imagine how often my pantry door gets passed in a day!
A New Idea For a Pantry Door
In this recently finished new contruction home the pantry door is also close to a passage way. A pocket door could have been used, if there was space in the wall to accommodate it, but those things are fiddly to open and close. Instead a new design that matches the design of the kitchen and the country suburban location of the home. A rolling barn or stable style door mounted on standard or vintage hardware. It rolls to the side without a sound, not a bump, so smooth. The door is easy to open, easy to close, no slamming because it has a rubber stopper to absorb any impact.
The contractor in this home loved this idea so much he also used it on the master bedroom. The hardware for the door is more expensive than the door itself. A lot of the cost depends on whatyou choose. The door is also solid, I am not sure how well it would work with a light weight hollow door, probably not too well.
So if a barn or stable door appeals to you, they no longer only belong outside, you can use them inside.