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

Neil Blackwelder

Maybe you want to redecorate just one room in your Charlotte house. Or maybe you recently moved into your house. Either way, sliding barn doors are a charming addition. But what are some design tips to get started? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that complements your décor?

Your should consider these 3 things when choosing 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 for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to choose a barn door style that complements your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Here you‘ll want 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 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 a dining table of the kitchen. Glide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And slide them open to get to your KitchenAid stand mixer.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors 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 goes with the the room’s style.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted as a window treatment. And our specialists will make 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 the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
You can also have barn doors installed as a substitute for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to cover up the messy clothes is slide 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 that your entire wardrobe to be within your reach.

Install sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to cover up the black void when you’re not watching. 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. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that North Carolinians purchased.

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

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

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

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

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: DIY Or Pro Install?

Mounting sliding barn doors includes determining if the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, and assembling together all the components perfectly so the panels slide smoothly. With a project where a misstep could mean re-ordering an entire barn door set, it‘s best to hire a professional in the Charlotte area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters do the job for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.