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

March 23, 2016

Whether you just moved into your new home in the Fort Lauderdale area or looking to redecorate a room, sliding barn doors are a charming element to add. But where should get started? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that matches your taste?

Consider these 3 things 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 they’re easy to slide, especially for little ones who are learning to use the bathroom. 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 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 naturally adds coziness and warmth to the bedroom.

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.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors installed over a doorway. In rooms where it’s easier to slide a door across the wall than swing it out, barn doors are a space saver. 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 complements the style of the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted to cover a window. And our team will build the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s size. One of our favorite things about barn door window treatments is that it’s easy to match their style to the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Sliding barn doors covering a window
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 in order to glide with ease - 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 build the barn door panels to the size of the TV. In addition, the tracks are deliberately mounted 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 go with your décor. Here are some examples of sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Fort Lauderdale area have installed.

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

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

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

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 bringing together all the parts perfectly for the panels to slide smoothly. With a home improvement project where a mistake could result in ordering another barn door set, it‘s best to hire a professional in the Fort Lauderdale area. Let the professionals at Sunburst Shutters do the job for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.