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

March 23, 2016

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 what are some design tips to get started? And how do you select a sliding barn door that matches your taste?

Here are 3 things to keep in mind when choosing 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 complements your living room furniture is key.

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 cozier with the addition of a wooden design element.

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

Pantry covered by sliding barn 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 a focal point when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to choose one that goes with the the room’s furniture.

You can also use sliding barn doors as a window covering. And our team will build the barn door panels to fit the specifications 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
Barn doors also can be great substitutes for closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding 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.

Hide your wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void when it’s off. Our team custom make the barn door panels to the TV’s dimensions. 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 array of options so you can customize their look to match your personality. Here are some examples of sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Phoenix area bought.

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

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

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

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

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: Pro Install Or DIY?

Mounting sliding barn doors includes measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, ensuring the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, and bringing together all the pieces for the panels to move smoothly. Where mistakes in a home improvement project like this one could result in ordering another barn door set, it is always best to hire an expert 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.