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Learn More About Saloon Doors | Cafe Doors

When considering adding saloon doors, most people first imagine the saloon doors from a wild west movie, but saloon doors are so much more. Saloon doors can be used in residential or commercial applications.  These saloon doors are traditional two double doors that are hung in an opening with double action hardware.  The double action hinges allows the doors to be pushed in both directions, allowing the doors to be open from either side and no traditional jamb is required for saloon doors, and the hardware also allows the doors to self-return to the center, self-closing.   


Saloon doors come in a wide variety of size and design options. Swinging Café Doors is proud to offer the widest variety of door heights and door openings.  Swinging Café Doors offers some stock items for the traditional door openings of 30”, 32”, and 36” door opening sizes. 


Swinging Café Doors also offers custom made swinging doors that offer millions of options available today on our website. You can choose your door opening size, door material, door height, and hardware so that your doors are fully customized to your exact application.  Saloon doors can be made for any opening size between 24” wide to 72” wide door openings and from 38” tall to 95” tall and beyond.  Full length saloon doors will add additional privacy to your application, but still offer easy access with double action hardware. 


Swinging Café Doors’ saloon doors are different from Lowes or Home Depot because of the variety, quality,  size, and design options available. Swinging Cafe Doors will custom make the doors for the exact door opening size from 24" wide door openings to 72" door openings.  We are experts in double-action hardware, making sure we size the hinges correctly for your saloon doors. Swinging Café Doors continues to add new interior design style options including Modern, Contemporary, Scandinavian, Rustic, and Country door designs. Currently, our door designs include contemporary, modern, shaker panels, farmhouse, glass, western, spindles, raised panels, louvers, traditional, mid century, barn style bracing. Swinging Cafe Doors will also custom design saloon doors to make your existing doors or an inspirational photo.  We often quote custom designs to match a custom request.  Swinging Café Doors custom doors are hand-crafted in the USA, with quality hardwood.  If you need a custom quote, please email us at info@swingingcafedoors or complete a request form. Swinging Cafe Doors is proud to offer a high quality product for your home or commercial project today. 

Saloon doors can be called a wide variety of names including, batwing doors, salon doors, café doors, double swinging doors, half doors, swing doors, bar doors, and swinging doors.  No matter what the name these doors are continuing to become more popular and can be used in a wide variety of applications from bathrooms to kitchen pantries. Saloon doors are a simple and easy choice when you need to add a door style to an opening.  Saloon doors are easy to install in any existing opening. They can be installed into a cased opening, traditional door frame opening, or even a hallway by use of trim boards.   Saloon doors are commonly used to separate spaces in a bathroom, office, kitchen, closet, or pantry just to name a few.  

Most Popular Applications for Saloon Doors | Swinging Doors

Kitchen Doors

Today’s home offers a wide variety of design options.  Doors are necessary elements for kitchens.  A swinging kitchen door can be placed between the formal dining room and the kitchen.  This door will allow for privacy in the kitchen. When you are hosting a large dinner party, the mess of the kitchen can be hidden from sight. These swinging kitchen doors are easy to operate, can be opened with an elbow or a hand, and allow for easy accessibility between the kitchen and dining room.

Pantry Doors

When walking into a pantry swinging saloon doors will make accessibility easy.  The doors can swing open, some even offer a hold open feature.  These pantry doors are perfect for a butler’s, traditional, or hidden pantry.  The doors make a statement with the grand design and non-traditional swing.  


Bathroom saloon doors allow for additional privacy to be added to a master bathroom or a water closet.  Since saloon doors do not require a frame-cased opening installation and require less swinging space than a traditional single swing door, they can be perfect for the add some privacy to a bathroom area.  The saloon doors are great for separating the space but still allow for ventilation. These saloon doors can be partial length to full length doors, providing you with the privacy necessary for your application.

Laundry Room 

The saloon doors can be installed in small spaces and will take up less space than a traditional door, these double saloon doors will open from the center and each door will swing in and out of the door opening and offer a self-returning feature. The saloon doors are extremely functional in a laundry room, the doors will have no handle and you can open the doors with a hand, elbow, hip, butt, or finger.  When you have a full laundry basket simply open the doors and flow through.  Much easier than a traditional door… sitting the basket down, opening the door, picking up the basket, and proceeding then repeating the process once inside the laundry room.  Saloon doors will save you time and add a beautiful design element to your laundry room or home. 

Bar Doors | Man Caves

Every Man Cave needs just a few simple things including a table, a tv, and of course saloon doors.  Saloon doors are a perfect entrance into your man’s space, this will be a perfect talking point to make your man cave different than the neighbors. 

Closet Doors 

Saloon closet doors are a great addition to your closet.  These popular doors will help to keep air flowing in and out of the closets.  Plus, will allow heat and air conditioning to transfer between the closet and any additional space- bedroom, bathroom, etc.  Closet saloon doors are a great way to get the maximum space out of your closet, the doors do not have to swing open into the closet allowing this space to be used for dressing or browsing. Swinging doors using double action hardware will self return to the center ensuring the closet doors will be closed.  

Home Office

Remolding or making a home office has become a top priority with the number of companies transitioning over to home from work.  These office spaces can be added to a wide range of locations in your home.  Looking to separate your “workspace” from your “personal life” then saloon doors will help create a visible barrier.  Saloon doors can be easily added to your current space with no jamb needed and can be installed in a few hours.  Need a custom size, that is exactly what we do.  Order your saloon doors today. 


Mudrooms are common in new or renovated homes.  These multiple-purpose spaces are key to helping have an organized house and can be a space mainly overlooked.  Adding some swinging saloon doors will be sure to help contain this space as well as accent the functionality of the space.  The doors can easily be swung open with your hands full and will allow the space to remain behind the doors.  

Guest Suite

While having guests visit is wonderful, it’s also nice to offer your guests some additional privacy.  With most guests having a bedroom and bathroom not attached, we are seeing a growing trend of providing a guest suite, this can easily be done with an addition of saloon doors to a hallway or doorway.  The doors will give some privacy when moving from the bedroom to the bathroom. The door could remain open while no guests are visiting and then easily closed to ensure additional privacy for your welcomed guests.

Flex Spaces/ Basement Reno

Since 2020, home renovation continues to be a must for most homeowners.  Making their home a place to enjoy and relax.  Flex spaces that can serve multiple purposes are great spaces for saloon doors.  These doors will help provide some privacy while maintaining an overall open design.

Double Action Hardware for Saloon Doors

Saloon doors are installed with double action hinges.  These hinges will allow the doors to swing in both directions and self return the doors to the center of the doorway.  With this hardware, the doors do not require a traditional jamb and are easy to install.  Double action hinges come in a wide variety of styles and sizes.  When purchasing custom saloon doors from Swinging Café Doors we will ensure the hardware and doors will fit the opening size provided on the order.