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

March 23, 2016

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

Here are 3 things you should consider 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 complements your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that bring 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. That’s especially true when the pantry is facing the kitchen or a dining table. Glide them open to get to your Bosch 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. In rooms where it’s easier to slide a door across the wall than swing it out, barn doors are a space saver. And with the sliding barn door being the attention grabber when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to choose one that goes with the style of the room.

You can also use sliding barn doors to cover a window. And we will make the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s size. 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 are great stand-ins for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to hide the messy clothes is slide the doors shut. Don’t forget that barn doors require wall space on both sides of the closet so that the panels can glide comfortably - and for your entire wardrobe to be within your reach.

Hide your wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void when you’re not watching. Our specialists custom make the barn door panels to the length and width 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 choices that homeowners in the Houston area have installed.

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

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

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

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 includes 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 mean buying a whole new barn door set, it‘s best to hire a professional in the Houston area. Let the professionals at Sunburst Shutters do the work for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.