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

Jacob Hayes

Whether you just moved into your new home in the Kingsport area or looking to redecorate a room, sliding barn doors are an elegant 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 they’re easy to slide, especially for little ones who are learning to use the bathroom. 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 are a perfect solution for pantry doors. That’s especially the case when the pantry is facing a dining table or the kitchen. Roll them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And roll them open to reach for your Cuisinart mixer.

Sliding barn doors used as pantry 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 a focal point when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to choose one that goes with the the room’s décor.

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. One of the great things about barn door window treatments is that it’s easy to match their style to any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors can also be mounted as a substitute for closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors shut. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet in order to glide smoothly - and so that your entire wardrobe to be within your reach.

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. We 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 go with your color scheme. Check out these sliding barn door style selections that Tennesseans love.

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

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

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

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

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

Mounting sliding barn doors means 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 mean re-ordering an entire barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the Kingsport area. Let the professionals at Sunburst Shutters do the work for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.