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

March 23, 2016

Whether you’re wanting to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new home in the Orlando area sliding barn doors are a beautiful element to add. But where should get started? And how do you select a sliding barn door that complements your personality?

Here are 3 things to consider when choosing 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 great for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. Selecting a barn door style that goes with your living room décor is key.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that provide a sense of calm to the room as well as privacy. A wooden barn door blocks most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the wood itself innately adds warmth to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as pantry doors. That’s especially true when the pantry faces 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 stand mixer.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

We all know that sliding barn doors can be mounted over a doorway. In rooms where it’s easier to slide a door across the wall than swing it out, barn doors are a space saver. And since the sliding barn door is going to be a focal point when you enter and leave the room, it’s essential that you choose one that matches the furniture in the room.

You can also use sliding barn doors to cover a window. And our specialists will build the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s specifications. One of the great things about barn door window treatments is that it’s easy to match their style to the existing sliding barn door in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
You can also have barn doors installed in place of closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors closed. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet in order to roll easily - and for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Mount sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to hide the black void over the mantle when it’s off. Our professionals custom make the barn door panels to the length and width of the TV. In addition, the tracks are carefully mounted to account for the screen’s depth.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors come in a variety of options so you can customize how they look to go with your color scheme. Here‘s a sample of sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Orlando area love.

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

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

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 Design Tip For Barn Doors: 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 putting together all the pieces perfectly so the panels move smoothly. Where mistakes in a home improvement project like this one could lead to you ordering another barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the Orlando area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters do the work for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.