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3 Things To Consider When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your Destin Home

March 23, 2016

Whether you’re looking to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new house in the Destin area sliding barn doors are a charming choice. But how do you choose a sliding barn door that complements your style? And what are some design tips to get started?

Your should consider these 3 things when selecting barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit 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 great for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. Choosing a barn door style that complements your living room décor is key.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that bring privacy as well as a calming feel to the room. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the wood itself naturally adds coziness to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a great substitute for pantry doors, especially since the pantry is usually facing the kitchen or a dining table. Slide them open to reach for your Cuisinart stand mixer. And glide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

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 with the sliding barn door being the attention grabber when you enter and leave the room, it’s essential that you select one that goes with the the room’s furniture.

You can also use sliding barn doors as a window treatment. And our specialists will adjust the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s dimensions. One of the great things about barn door window treatments is that you can match their style to the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
Barn doors also are great substitutes for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to cover up the messy clothes is slide the doors closed. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can roll 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 when it’s off. Our experts custom fit the barn door panels to the dimensions of the TV. And the tracks are deliberately mounted to account for the screen’s depth.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors come in a wide variety of options. This lets you customize their look to match your décor. Here‘s a sample of sliding barn door style selections that homeowners in the Destin area purchased.

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.

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

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

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

Mounting sliding barn doors includes finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, and putting together all the components perfectly for the panels to glide smoothly. With a project where a misstep could lead to you buying a whole new barn door set, it‘s best to hire an expert in the Destin area. Let the specialists at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.