3 Things To Consider When Choosing Sliding Barn Doors For Your Houston House

Cory Cryer

Whether you’re wanting to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new home in the Houston area sliding barn doors are a beautiful addition. But where should get started? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that goes with your personality?

Consider these 3 things when selecting 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 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 pick a barn door style that goes with your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that add 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 are a great substitute for pantry doors, especially since the pantry commonly faces the kitchen or a dining table. Roll them open to get to your Cuisinart stand mixer. And roll them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf.

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been mounted over a doorway. It’s a space saver in rooms where you’d rather slide it across the wall than swing it out. And with the sliding barn door being the attention grabber when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to choose one that complements the décor of the room.

You can also use sliding barn doors as a window covering. And we will make the barn door panels to fit 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!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also are 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 require wall space on both sides of the closet so that the panels can 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 you’re not watching. Our specialists custom build the barn door panels to the size of the TV. In addition, the tracks are carefully placed so as to accommodate for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors are available in an assortment of options. This lets you customize their look to match your décor. Check out these sliding barn door style combinations that Texans have installed.

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

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.

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

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

Installing sliding barn doors means measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, ensuring the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, and putting together all the parts perfectly so the panels roll smoothly. Where mistakes in a home improvement project like this one could result in re-ordering an entire barn door set, it‘s best to hire a professional in the Houston area. Let the professionals at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.