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?

Here are 3 things to consider 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. 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 bedroom feels warmer and cozier just by adding this wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a great substitute for pantry doors, especially since the pantry commonly faces a dining table of the kitchen. Roll them open to get to your Bosch stand mixer. And slide them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors mounted 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 choose 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. Hiding your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding 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 you can reach your entire wardrobe.

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. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Dallas area purchased.

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. Arrow hardware. Standard Stile and Rail barn door. Weathered Grey stain.

Looking for more stains, hardware, styles, and paint options? Scroll through 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. Where errors in a home improvement project like this one 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 take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.