05/19/2015 04:15 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Trending: Barn Doors On A Budget

Kid-sister site The Snug keeps us in the loop on what's trending in DIY and decor. What's hot right now? Space-saving barn doors that don't break the bank. Get the look with a little help from DIYers who have been there, done that.

First, pick up a barn-door kit for less than $200, then you can salvage an old door (or the materials to assemble one) to get the look at your house:

barn door DIY kit
About $182 via Barn Doors Hardware

But what about the actual door?

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The folks over at Paper Daisy Design built this four-panel door and you can do the same without spending very much.

DIY barn doors

If you play it right, building a door out of dismantled shipping pallets can be the result of strategic salvaging and cost very little. There's a bit of prep involved, but the results are clearly well worth the effort. Get the full how-to for this project via Instructables.

You could also...

DIY barn doors

...just stop over-thinking it and hang the door you've already got. Just uninstall the door knob (you don't need it anyway) and take your door from a hinged installation to a railed one.

See even more inspiration in Best of the Web: Barn Doors On a Budget over at!