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

Nate Gromen

Maybe you recently moved into a new home in Cleveland. Or maybe you’re looking to redecorate a room. Either way, 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 personality?

Here are 3 things to think about 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 goes with 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 wood itself innately adds warmth and coziness to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a perfect solution for pantry doors. That’s especially true when the pantry is facing the kitchen or a dining table. Slide them open to grab your Bosch mixer. And roll them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

We all know that sliding barn doors can be 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 goes with the the room’s furniture.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed over a window. And our professionals will adjust the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s specifications. One of the great things about barn door window treatments is that you can match their style to the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also are great stand-ins for 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 glide 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 dimensions of the TV. In addition, the tracks are deliberately 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. Check out these sliding barn door style selections that Clevelanders ordered.

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

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

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

For more stains, hardware, styles, and paint options, go to the sliding barn doors page.

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

Mounting sliding barn doors involves measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, ensuring the wall structure is suitable, finding studs in the wall, and putting together all the parts perfectly so the panels roll smoothly. Where missteps in a home improvement project like this one 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 take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.