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

Blake Jarman

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 what are some design tips to get started? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that complements your décor?

Here are 3 things you should consider 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 goes with your living room furniture is key.

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 the windows - and from other rooms. And the bedroom feels cozier and warmer with the addition of a wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as pantry doors. That’s especially true when the pantry faces a dining table or the kitchen. Glide them open to get to your KitchenAid stand mixer. And glide 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. It’s a space saver in rooms where you’d rather slide it across the wall than swing it out. 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 goes with 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 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 roll comfortably - and so that your entire wardrobe to be within reach.

Mount sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to cover up the black void when it’s off. Our specialists custom build the barn door panels to the size of the TV. 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 personality. Check out these sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Raleigh area purchased.

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

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

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

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 measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, and putting together all the components perfectly for the panels to move smoothly. With a project where errors could lead to you buying a whole new barn door set, it‘s best to hire an expert in the Raleigh area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters do the installation work for you. We ensure everything is done right.