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3 Things To Consider When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your Salt Lake City House

March 23, 2016

Whether you’re looking to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new home in the Salt Lake City area sliding barn doors are a beautiful addition. But what tips should you follow? And how do you select a sliding barn door that goes with your décor?

Here are 3 things to keep in mind when choosing barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Are Perfect For Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. The right hardware on sliding barn doors ensures that you get the privacy you need in the bathroom. And they’re easy to slide, especially for little ones who are learning to use the bathroom. Keep in mind that the barn door may not create the tightest seal to the opening due to how the track is installed.

The Living Room. Sliding barn doors are great for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to select a barn door style that matches your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that bring 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 inherently adds coziness to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a perfect solution for pantry doors, especially since the pantry commonly faces the kitchen or a dining table. Slide them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf. And roll them open to get to your KitchenAid mixer.

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been 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 with the sliding barn door being a focal point when you enter and exit the room, it’s essential that you select one that goes with the furniture in the room.

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

Sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors can also be installed as a substitute for closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors shut. Don’t forget that barn doors require wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can glide smoothly - 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 over the mantle when you’re not watching. Our team custom build the barn door panels to the dimensions of the TV. In addition, the tracks are carefully mounted to accommodate for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in a wide variety of options. This lets you customize their look to complement your color scheme. Check out these sliding barn door style selections that homeowners in the Salt Lake City area 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.

For more styles, paints, stains, and hardware options, scroll through the sliding barn doors page.

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

Installing sliding barn doors includes locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, and assembling together all the pieces perfectly for the panels to move smoothly. With a project where a misstep could lead to you ordering another barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the Salt Lake City area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters do the installation work for you. We ensure everything is done right.