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

Todd Hansen

Whether you’re interested in redecorating 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 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 great for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to pick a barn door style that matches your living room furniture.

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 naturally adds warmth to the bedroom.

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

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors 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 since the sliding barn door is going to be a focal point when you enter and leave the room, it’s essential that you pick one that matches the furniture in the room.

You can also use sliding barn doors as a window covering. And our specialists will build the barn door panels to the dimensions of the window and its frame. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that you can easily match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of the existing sliding barn door in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
You can also have barn doors installed as a substitute for 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 glide easily - and for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Hide your 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 professionals custom build the barn door panels to the length and width of the TV. In addition, the tracks are carefully positioned 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 combinations that Floridians have installed.

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. 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: DIY Or Pro Install?

Mounting sliding barn doors includes measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, and putting together all the pieces perfectly so the panels move smoothly. Where missteps 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 specialists at Sunburst Shutters do the work for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.