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

Collins Jones

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 choice. 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. Sliding barn doors as bathroom doors can provide privacy with the right hardware. 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! 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 choose a barn door style that goes with your living room décor.

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 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. Roll them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf. And glide them open to get to your Cuisinart mixer.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors installed over a doorway. Barn doors save space in rooms where swinging a door outwardly is limiting. And with the sliding barn door being a focal point when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to select one that matches the the room’s furniture.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed to cover a window. And our team will adjust the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s size. 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 make great substitutes 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 for 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. We custom make the barn door panels to the TV’s length and width. And the tracks are carefully mounted to accommodate for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors are available in an assortment of options. This lets you customize how they look to match your color scheme. Here are some examples of sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Dallas area purchased.

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

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

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

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 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 result in re-ordering an entire barn door set, it is always best to hire a specialist in the Dallas area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters do the job for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.