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

March 23, 2016

Maybe you recently moved into a new house in Gainesville. Or maybe you‘re just interested in redecorating a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are a beautiful choice. But what tips should you follow? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that complements your style?

Your should 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 choose 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 and warmth to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a great substitute for pantry doors. That’s especially the case when the pantry faces the kitchen or a dining table. Roll them open to get to your Bosch mixer. And roll them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

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 the focus when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to choose one that complements the the room’s furniture.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted over a window. And our specialists will make the barn door panels to the specifications 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 the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors can also be installed in place of 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 with ease - and for your entire wardrobe to be within reach.

Cover up your wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void when the screen is turned off. We custom fit the barn door panels to the TV’s dimensions. In addition, 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 complement your style. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Gainesville area ordered.

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

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

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

For more styles, paints, stains, and hardware options, go to the sliding barn doors page.

Bonus Design Tip For Barn Doors: Do It Yourself Or Hire A Pro?

Installing sliding barn doors means determining if 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 components perfectly for the panels to roll smoothly. Where missteps 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 take care of the installation for you. We ensure everything is done right.