3 Things To Consider When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your Gainesville Home

Eric Ramsey

Whether you’re looking to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new home in the Gainesville area sliding barn doors are a beautiful element to add. But what tips should you follow? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that goes with your style?

Consider these 3 things when picking barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. Think sliding barn doors don’t work in the bathroom? Think again. With the right hardware, they look stunning and provide privacy. And they’re easy to slide, especially for little ones who are learning to use the bathroom. Because of how the track is installed, your barn door slides closed, but might not create a tight seal over the opening.

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 matches your living room décor.

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

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as 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 grab your Bosch stand mixer.

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been mounted over a doorway. Barn doors save space in rooms where swinging a door outwardly is limiting. And since the sliding barn door is going to be a focal point when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to choose one that complements the furniture in the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted over a window. And our specialists will adjust the barn door panels to the dimensions of the window and its frame. One of the great things about barn door window treatments is that it’s easy to match their style to any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors can also be installed as a substitute for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to hide the messy clothes is slide the doors shut. Keep in mind that the barn doors require wall space on both sides of the closet in order to slide comfortably - and for your entire wardrobe to be within reach.

Cover up a wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void when you’re not watching. Our experts custom fit the barn door panels to the TV’s dimensions. And the tracks are carefully mounted to account for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in a wide variety of options. This lets you customize their look to go with your style. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that Floridians bought.

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

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

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

For more styles, paints, stains, and hardware options, scroll through the sliding barn doors page.

Bonus Design Tip For Barn Doors: DIY Or Pro Install?

Installing sliding barn doors means finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, and putting together all the parts perfectly for the panels to roll smoothly. Where mistakes in a home improvement project like this one could mean re-ordering an entire barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the Gainesville area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters do the work for you. We ensure everything is done right.