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  • January 13, 2023 3 min read

    And Where to Find a Custom Barn Door Company in Kansas City

    When you think of Kansas City, you think of our historic jazz scene, the iconic fountains, and the alluring smoke of countless BBQ grills across the area. These facets of the city have cemented themselves as mainstays in our Midwestern culture, which has always been deeply rooted in farming, agriculture, and the livestock trade.

    Although Kansas City now represents our modern urban core, you can still see callbacks to the late 1800s and early 1900s throughout our culture, arts scene, and design. Few interior design products capture the rustic spirit of the Midwest quite like custom barn doors. Originally created for their functionality, barn door designs have since evolved into stylistic statement pieces that can elevate any entryway.

    If you’re looking for the perfect way to upgrade your home this holiday season, custom barn doors for sale deliver that extra touch of style and functionality your office, bedroom, or dining area has been missing. Read on to learn more about how Walston Architectural Products in Kansas City is helping homeowners elevate their space in 2023.

    What Are Custom Barn Doors? How Are They Better Than Regular Doors?

    Custom barn doors are aesthetically based upon the original doors used on barns. Because traditional barn doors were extremely heavy and durable, it decreased the chances of the wind being able to blow them open and spook livestock and horses.

    The custom barn doors handcrafted by Walston Architectural Products utilize barn door designs that pay homage to the original era in which they were conceptualized while thinking outside the box with other, more modern designs. The custom barn door designs offered through Walston Architectural Products in Kansas City come in three distinct series, each with their own price range and customization options:

    Beyond the aesthetics, the other major differentiating attribute of custom barn doors is their functionality. As homeowners know, traditional doors swing open and closed, meaning that anything in their pathway needs to be removed.

    By comparison, custom barn doors are low profile, meaning they are installed to slide parallel along the wall. This affords homeowners more space to work with that they didn’t previously have, which is perfect for spaces where every square foot matters.

    Delivery, Installation, and Shipping of Your Custom Barn Door

    At Walston Architectural Products in Kansas City, the majority of our customers have no previous experience with custom barn doors, which is why we make getting and installing your door as easy as possible. Once you select the custom barn door in the size and design that you want, you can either:

    • Pick up your barn door from Walston Architectural Products in Kansas City. We’re located at 50 E 14th Ave. Your custom barn door will come pre-drilled and wrapped in protective padding. Our team will even help you load it into your vehicle.
    • Request professional installation from Walston Architectural Products. If you live within a 25-mile radius of our shop, our team can come out to your home or office to deliver and install your custom barn door (for a low $299 fee). We will also make sure the door is working properly and the area is clean before leaving. Please call for a quote if you live outside of the 25-mile radius.
    • Request freight shipping. Ideal for customers who are well outside the 25-mile radius, Walston Architectural Products in Kansas City can have your custom barn door delivered via freight shipping for approximately $550, depending on the size of your door and your location. The barn door will arrive pre-drilled, fully assembled, and with easy-to-follow installation instructions.

    Need to See Our Custom Barn Doors in Person? Schedule a Visit!

    Shopping for barn doors for sale online can be tricky. Some of our customers benefit greatly from seeing our barn door designs in person to help with their selection process. If that sounds like something you’d like to take advantage of, then we encourage you to book an appointment with Walston Architectural Products in Kansas City.

    During your appointment, one of our experienced staff will walk you through the finer points of custom barn doors and how we craft them. Additionally, if you bring in the measurements of the door you’re considering replacing, we can help you pick out a barn door design that meets those specifications and provide a quote.

    For questions about our products, contact us directly via our contact form. You can also call us at (816) 726-3841.