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3 Things To Consider When Choosing Sliding Barn Doors For Your Raleigh Home

March 23, 2016

Maybe you want to redecorate just one room in your Raleigh house. Or maybe you recently moved into your home. Either way, sliding barn doors are a beautiful option. But how do you choose a sliding barn door that complements your décor? And where should get started?

Your should consider these 3 things when selecting 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 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! 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 when you want to separate the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. Selecting a barn door style that complements your living room furniture is key.

The Bedroom. Here you’re looking 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 the windows - and from other rooms. And the wood itself innately adds coziness and warmth to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a perfect solution for pantry doors, especially since the pantry is usually facing the kitchen or a dining table. Roll them open to get to your KitchenAid stand mixer. And roll them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been installed over a doorway. In rooms where it’s easier to slide a door across the wall than swing it out, barn doors are a space saver. And since the sliding barn door is going to be a focal point when you enter and exit the room, it’s essential that you select one that complements the furniture in the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted over a window. And our specialists will build the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s specifications. One of our favorite things about barn door window treatments is that you can easily match their style to any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
You can also have barn doors mounted 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 roll comfortably - and so you can reach your entire wardrobe.

Mount sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to cover up the black void when it’s off. Our specialists custom make the barn door panels to the TV’s dimensions. In addition, the tracks are deliberately positioned so as to account for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors are available in an assortment of options so you can customize their look to match your décor. Here are some examples of sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Raleigh area purchased.

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 stains, hardware, styles, and paint options? View the sliding barn doors page.

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

Mounting sliding barn doors involves 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 parts perfectly for the panels to slide smoothly. Where mistakes in a home improvement project like this one could lead to you re-ordering an entire barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the Raleigh area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters do the job for you. We ensure everything is done right.