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3 Things To Think About When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your Bluff City House

March 23, 2016

Whether you’re interested in redecorating a room or you just moved into your new house in the Bluff City area sliding barn doors are a charming addition. But how do you select a sliding barn door that matches your taste? And where should get started?

Here are 3 things you should consider when selecting barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. Think sliding barn doors don’t work in the bathroom? Think again. With the right hardware, they look stunning and provide privacy. And if you have little ones learning to use the bathroom, they’ll find it easy to slide these doors open and closed. Barn doors make potty training fun for them! Because of how the track is installed, your barn door slides closed, but might not create a tight seal over the opening.

The Living Room. Sliding barn doors are great for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. Choosing a barn door style that goes with your living room furniture is key.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that add a sense of calm to the room as well as privacy. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the wood itself innately adds warmth and coziness to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as pantry doors. That’s especially the case when the pantry is facing a dining table or the kitchen. Roll them open to reach for your Cuisinart stand mixer. And glide them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been mounted over a doorway. Barn doors save space in rooms where swinging a door outwardly is limiting. And since the sliding barn door is going to be the focus when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to pick one that complements the the room’s style.

You can also use sliding barn doors over a window. And we will build the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s dimensions. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that it’s easy to match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also are great substitutes for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to hide the messy clothes is slide the doors closed. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet in order to roll smoothly - and so that it’s easy for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Cover up your wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void over the mantle when it’s off. Our experts custom fit the barn door panels to the dimensions of the TV. In addition, the tracks are meticulously positioned so as to account for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors are available in a variety of options. This lets you customize their look to complement your color scheme. Here‘s a sample of sliding barn door style selections that homeowners in the Bluff City area have installed.

Classic Sliding Barn Door. Plank barn door with standard top and bottom rail. Barn Red paint. Top-mount Modern hardware.

Rustic Sliding Barn Door. Weathered Grey stain. Arrow hardware. Standard Stile and Rail barn door.

Modern Sliding Barn Door. Three-panel barn door. Snow White paint. Mini top-mount modern hardware.

Looking for more paints, stains, hardware, and style options? View the sliding barn doors page.

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: Do It Yourself Or Hire A Pro?

Mounting sliding barn doors includes ensuring the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, and assembling together all the parts perfectly so the panels roll smoothly. Where errors in a home improvement project like this one could result in re-ordering an entire barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the Bluff City area. Let the professionals at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.