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

Curtis Orton

Whether you’re wanting to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new house in the Sacramento area 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 choosing 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. Choosing a barn door style that goes with your living room décor is key.

The Bedroom. Here you’re looking for sliding barn doors that bring 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 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 the kitchen or a dining table. Roll them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And glide them open to reach for your Cuisinart 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 pick one that complements the style of the room.

You can also use sliding barn doors to cover a window. And our team will make 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 you can easily match their style to the existing sliding barn door in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
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 so that it’s easy for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Install sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to cover up the black void when it’s off. Our experts custom make the barn door panels to the dimensions of the TV. In addition, the tracks are carefully positioned 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.

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

For more hardware, styles, paints, and stain 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 means measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, finding studs in the wall, and putting together all the pieces for the panels to move smoothly. Where errors in a home improvement project like this one could mean ordering another barn door set, it is always best to hire an expert in the Sacramento area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters do the installation work for you. We ensure everything is done right.