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3 Things To Think About When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your Dallas Home

March 23, 2016

Whether you’re looking to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new house in the Dallas area sliding barn doors are a charming element to add. But where should get started? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that goes with your taste?

Consider these 3 things when picking barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. The right hardware on sliding barn doors ensures that you get the privacy you need in the bathroom. And they’re easy to slide, especially for little ones who are learning to use the bathroom. Keep in mind that the barn door may not create the tightest seal to the opening due to how the track is installed.

The Living Room. Sliding barn doors are a great solution for separating the living room from the dining room or the adjacent hallway. You’ll want to select a barn door style that complements your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that bring 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 coziness to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a great substitute for pantry doors. That’s especially true when the pantry faces the kitchen or a dining table. Glide them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf. And roll them open to get to your Bosch mixer.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

We all know that sliding barn doors can be mounted over a doorway. Barn doors save space in rooms where swinging a door outwardly is limiting. And with the sliding barn door being the focus when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to choose one that matches the the room’s furniture.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed as a window covering. And our team will make the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s specifications. 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 any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also are great alternatives for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to hide the messy clothes is slide the doors shut. Don’t forget that barn doors require wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can glide comfortably - and so that your entire wardrobe to be within reach.

Hide a 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 make the barn door panels to the TV’s length and width. And the tracks are carefully positioned to accommodate 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. This lets you customize how they look to match your color scheme. Here are some examples of sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Dallas area purchased.

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

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

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

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 involves ensuring the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, and assembling together all the components for the panels to glide smoothly. With a project where a misstep could mean buying a whole new barn door set, it is always best to hire an expert in the Dallas area. Let the specialists at Sunburst Shutters do the installation work for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.