Pro Remodeler Magazine recently examined what’s driving the sliding door hardware trend and how it adds value to projects. Among other eye-popping statistics, one things in the article stands out: homes with sliding barn door hardware saw an increased sale value of over 13%. Featuring Krownlab hardware as an example throughout, author Tim Bruns, offers a complete analysis on the appeal of sliding door hardware:
It's official: Barn doors are incredibly hip.
A recent study conducted by website Zillow Digs found that these contemporary yet rustic sliding doors can help a home sell as many as 57 days faster and at a higher price point. The study analyzed descriptions on the listings of more than 2 million homes sold between January 2014 and March 2016 to see how certain keywords affect a home’s sale.
Of all the terms analyzed, “barn doors” brought the highest premium, with homes whose listings mentioned this door type selling for an average of 13 percent above expected values. The “craftsman meets farmhouse” design concept is clearly resonating with today’s homeowners.
Consumers like the distinctive, upscale look as well as the doors’ functionality when it comes to closing off large spaces. Barn doors are also easy to install and are amazingly versatile in terms of color, size, and door style.
Speaking specifically to Krownlab’s Baldur sliding door hardware offering, Bruns says:
Baldur, from Portland, Ore.-based Krownlab, highlights another aspect of the trend: versatility. Although the concept is rooted in tradition, these doors often have a modern twist.
Read the entire article for a more detailed look behind the trend.