Sunburst barn doors in a bedroom

8 Great Uses for Sliding Barn Doors in Fort Lauderdale Homes

August 13, 2018

Sliding barn doors have made a huge resurgence in Fort Lauderdale home decor. In fact, they’ve been one of the biggest home design trends of this past year. Perhaps barn doors are making a comeback because of their versatility – they can go almost anywhere in your house!

Here are some of our favorite places to use sliding barn doors in Fort Lauderdale homes.

Barn Doors in Master Bathrooms

Fort Lauderdale bathroom barn door

Utilizing a sliding barn door as the entryway between the master bedroom and bathroom is our favorite way to use them. Not only does it make the bathroom look much cozier, but it lets you make use of space like other doors can’t. When you open a standard door, it occupies space in either the bathroom or the bedroom that leads to it – sliding barn doors stay flush against the wall and give you plenty of space.

Sliding Barn Doors as Closet Doors

Fort Lauderdale barn door closet

Similar to the bathroom, sliding barn doors let you have tons of extra space when used as a closet door. That makes them a great choice for a hall closet or foyer closet. In addition, these closets are a great spot to put barn doors, since they’re typically out in the open so you can show the barn door’s looks.

Sliding Barn Doors as Room Dividers

Fort Lauderdale room divider barn door slider

Who says barn doors always need to occupy the same places as normal doors. Wide sliding barn doors can help divide a room into smaller sections to create a little more personal mood in your Fort Lauderdale home.

Barn Doors as a Modern Door Replacement

Fort Lauderdale modern kitchen barn door

In Fort Lauderdale condos, townhouses, and long-term apartments, barn doors are showing up more as these spaces catch up to modern interior design. With a sliding barn door in your condo, your space will feel less confined and segmented. In their own way, barn doors let you get the best of both worlds of a house and a condo.

Barn Doors as a Window Treatment

Fort Lauderdale barn door shutters on window

We usually refer to barn doors on windows as “barn door shutters,” though they aren’t very similar to our plantation shutters. What they do have in common with interior window shutters are an enduring style, and they block a great deal of light to keep your interior cool and inviting.

Sliding Barn Doors Framing an Entertainment Center

Fort Lauderdale tv shutter barn door

This is one of the more unique barn door installations we’ve done. Barn doors can work as both a frame and cover to a wall-mounted TV set. This lets you not only create a frame for the TV (just like a letterbox feature), but you can also hide the TV when you’re not using it to give your space a bit more rustic charm.

Home Office Barn Doors

Fort Lauderdale home office barn door

Sliding doors are a distinct blend of fun design, stunning looks, and usability, so they’re perfect in a Fort Lauderdale home office. We even offer sliding barn doors with built-in mirrors, or with dry-erase boards for writing notes or planning.

Remember, just because you work there doesn’t mean your home office has to be plain.

Sliding Barn Doors in Fort Lauderdale Commercial Spaces

Fort Lauderdale commercial barn door

All right, so this isn’t a spot in the home, but it’s worth mentioning how wonderfully barn doors work in commercial spaces. Separating parts of a store or restaurant, or as a wall between a waiting room and conference rooms – classic barn doors exemplify the rustic chic trend that’s huge in commercial spaces.

Sample Barn Doors For Yourself

To find out what a sliding barn door can look like in your home, schedule a free estimate with Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale. One of our reps will come directly to your home with samples so you can comparison shop from your own home. Just use the form below or call us at 561-440-8535 to get started!