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3 Things To Consider When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your Clearwater House

March 23, 2016

Maybe you recently moved into a new house in Clearwater. Or maybe you‘re just interested in redecorating a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are a charming option. But where should get started? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that goes with your taste?

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

1. Barn Doors Are Perfect For Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. The right hardware on sliding barn doors ensures that you get the privacy you need in the bathroom. And barn doors are easy to slide. That comes in handy, especially if you have toddlers undergoing potty training. 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 dining room or the adjacent hallway. You’ll want to pick a barn door style that matches your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Here you‘ll want 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 inherently adds warmth to the bedroom.

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

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been mounted over a doorway. It’s a space saver in rooms where you’d rather slide it across the wall than swing it out. And with the sliding barn door being a focal point when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to choose one that goes with the the room’s style.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed over a window. And our team will adjust the barn door panels to the specifications of the window and its frame. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that you can match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also can be great alternatives 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 require wall space on both sides of the closet so that the panels can slide comfortably - and for your entire wardrobe to be within your reach.

Cover up a wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void over the mantle when you’re not watching. Our experts custom fit the barn door panels to the length and width of the TV. In addition, the tracks are carefully placed to account for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors are available in an array of options so you can customize how they look to complement your personality. Check out these sliding barn door style selections that homeowners in the Clearwater area love.

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

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

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

Looking for more stains, hardware, styles, and paint options? Go to the sliding barn doors page.

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

Mounting sliding barn doors involves determining if the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, and putting together all the pieces for the panels to slide smoothly. Where mistakes in a home improvement project like this one could lead to you ordering another barn door set, it is always best to hire an expert in the Clearwater area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters do the work for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.