3 Things To Think About When Choosing Sliding Barn Doors For Your Phoenix Home

Greg Arnett

Maybe you recently moved into a new home in Phoenix. Or maybe you‘re just interested in redecorating a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are a beautiful element to add. But how do you select a sliding barn door that goes with your décor? And what are some design tips to get started?

You should think about these 3 things when picking barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. Sliding barn doors as bathroom doors can provide privacy with the right hardware. 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 a great solution when you want to separate the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. Picking a barn door style that goes with your living room furniture is key.

The Bedroom. Here you’re looking 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 inherently adds warmth and coziness to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as pantry doors, especially since the pantry is usually facing the kitchen or a dining table. Slide them open to grab your KitchenAid stand mixer. And slide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors mounted 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 focus when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to choose one that complements the the room’s furniture.

You can also use sliding barn doors to cover a window. And our team will build the barn door panels to fit 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!

Sliding barn doors covering a window
You can also have barn doors mounted as an alternative to closet doors. Then, all you have to do to hide the messy clothes is slide the doors shut. Keep in mind that the barn doors require wall space on both sides of the closet so that the panels can slide with ease - and so that it’s easy for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Mount sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to hide the black void when it’s off. Our professionals custom make the barn door panels to the length and width of the TV. In addition, the tracks are carefully placed to accommodate for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in an assortment of options so you can customize their look to match your décor. Here are some examples of sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Phoenix area ordered.

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

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

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

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

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: Pro Install Or DIY?

Mounting sliding barn doors means ensuring 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 pieces for the panels to slide smoothly. With a home improvement project where a misstep could mean ordering another barn door set, it is always best to hire a specialist in the Phoenix area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.