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

March 23, 2016

Whether you’re interested in redecorating a room or you just moved into your new house in the Charlotte area sliding barn doors are a charming addition. But what tips should you follow? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that goes with your décor?

Here are 3 things to consider when picking barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Are Perfect For Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. The right hardware on sliding barn doors ensures that you get the privacy you need in the bathroom. And they’re easy to slide, especially for little ones who are learning to use the bathroom. 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 for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. Selecting a barn door style that complements your living room décor is key.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that add a sense of calm to the room as well as privacy. A wooden barn door blocks most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the bedroom feels cozier and warmer just by adding this wooden design element.

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

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

We all know that sliding barn doors can be mounted over a doorway. Barn doors save space in rooms where swinging a door outwardly is limiting. And since the sliding barn door is going to be the attention grabber when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to pick one that complements the the room’s décor.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed as a window treatment. And our specialists will adjust the barn door panels to the dimensions of the window and its frame. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that you can match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also make great substitutes for closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors closed. Keep in mind that the barn doors require wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can slide comfortably - and so you can reach your entire wardrobe.

Install sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to cover up the black void when the screen is turned off. Our professionals custom make the barn door panels to the size of the TV. In addition, the tracks are meticulously positioned so as to account for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in an array of options so you can customize how they look to complement your personality. Here‘s a sample of sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Charlotte area purchased.

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

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.

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

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: DIY Or Pro Install?

Mounting sliding barn doors means determining if the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, and bringing together all the parts perfectly so the panels slide smoothly. With a project where a misstep could result in buying a whole new barn door set, it‘s best to hire a professional in the Charlotte area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters do the installation work for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.