3 Things To Think About When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your Fort Lauderdale Home03/23/2016Danielle Micich Whether you’re looking to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new home in the Fort Lauderdale area sliding barn doors are an elegant choice. But where should get started? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that matches your taste? Here are 3 things to think about when choosing 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 if you have little ones learning to use the bathroom, they’ll find it easy to slide these doors open and closed. Barn doors make potty training fun for them! 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 for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to select a barn door style that complements your living room décor. The Bedroom. Here you‘ll want sliding barn doors that add 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 bedroom feels cozier and warmer with the addition of a wooden design element. The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as pantry doors, especially since the pantry commonly faces a dining table of the kitchen. Slide them open to get to your KitchenAid stand mixer. And slide them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf. 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 focus when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to select one that goes with the style of the room. You can also have sliding barn doors installed as a window covering. And our team will build the barn door panels to fit the size of the window and its frame. One of our favorite things about barn door window treatments is that it’s easy to match their style to any other sliding barn doors in the room! Barn doors also can be great stand-ins for closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors closed. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can glide comfortably - and so that it’s easy for you to reach your entire wardrobe. Hide a wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void over the mantle when the screen is turned off. We custom make the barn door panels to the length and width of the TV. In addition, the tracks are meticulously positioned to account for the screen’s depth. 3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In? Sliding barn doors come in an assortment of options so you can customize how they look to complement your personality. Here are some examples of sliding barn door style choices that Floridians love. Modern Sliding Barn Door. Mini top-mount modern hardware. Three-panel barn door. Snow White paint. 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. For more hardware, styles, paints, and stain options, view the sliding barn doors page. Bonus Design Tip For Barn Doors: DIY Or Pro Install? Mounting sliding barn doors means measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, and assembling together all the components perfectly for the panels to move smoothly. Where mistakes in a home improvement project like this one could mean ordering another barn door set, it‘s best to hire a professional in the Fort Lauderdale area. Let the professionals at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.