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

March 23, 2016

Whether you just moved into your new home in the Sacramento area or looking to redecorate a room, sliding barn doors are a beautiful choice. But how do you choose a sliding barn door that goes with your décor? And where should get started?

Think about these 3 things when picking barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Are Perfect For Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. Sliding barn doors as bathroom doors can provide privacy with the right hardware. And barn doors are easy to slide. That comes in handy, especially if you have toddlers undergoing potty training. 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 when you want to separate the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to select a barn door style that goes with your living room furniture.

The Bedroom. Here you’re looking 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 the windows - and from other rooms. And the bedroom feels warmer just by adding this wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as pantry doors, especially since the pantry commonly faces the kitchen or a dining table. Glide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And roll them open to grab your Bosch 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 with the sliding barn door being the focus when you enter and exit the room, it’s essential that you choose one that goes with the the room’s furniture.

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

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also can be great stand-ins for closet doors. Hiding your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors shut. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet in order to slide easily - and for your entire wardrobe to be within your reach.

Hide a wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void when it’s off. We custom build the barn door panels to the TV’s size. In addition, the tracks are carefully mounted so as to account for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors are available in an array of options. This lets you customize their look to complement your color scheme. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Sacramento area have installed.

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

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

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

Looking for more paints, stains, hardware, and style options? Go to the sliding barn doors page.

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

Mounting sliding barn doors includes finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, ensuring if the wall structure is suitable, and putting together all the pieces for the panels to move smoothly. With a project where a misstep could result in ordering another barn door set, it is always best to hire a specialist in the Sacramento area. Let the specialists at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We ensure everything is done right.