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

March 23, 2016

Maybe you want to redecorate just one room in your Cleveland home. Or maybe you recently moved into your house. Either way, sliding barn doors are a charming addition. But what tips should you follow? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that complements your style?

Consider these 3 things when picking barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Are Perfect For 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. 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 great 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 provide a sense of calm to the room as well as privacy. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from the windows - and from other rooms. And the bedroom feels warmer just by adding this wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as pantry doors. That’s especially true when the pantry is facing the kitchen or a dining table. Slide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And glide them open to reach for your Cuisinart mixer.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors 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 the attention grabber when you enter and leave the room, it’s essential that you choose one that complements the style of the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed over a window. And our professionals will adjust the barn door panels to the specifications 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 any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
You can also have barn doors installed as an alternative to closet doors. Then, all you have to do to cover up the messy clothes is slide the doors shut. Keep in mind that the barn doors require wall space on either side of the closet in order to roll with ease - and for your entire wardrobe to be within your reach.

Install sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to hide the black void when it’s off. Our team custom fit the barn door panels to the TV’s dimensions. In addition, the tracks are meticulously placed so as to accommodate for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in a variety of options. This lets you customize how they look to match your décor. Here are some examples of sliding barn door style selections that homeowners in the Cleveland area ordered.

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 stains, hardware, styles, and paint options, scroll through the sliding barn doors page.

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

Mounting sliding barn doors involves determining if the wall structure is suitable, finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, and putting together all the components perfectly so the panels roll smoothly. With a project where errors could lead to you buying a whole new barn door set, it is always best to hire an expert in the Cleveland area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters do the work for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.