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

Eric Ramsey

Whether you’re looking to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new house in the Destin area sliding barn doors are an elegant element to add. 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 choosing 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! 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. 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 innately 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 grab your Bosch 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

We all know that sliding barn doors can be mounted 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 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 make 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 any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
 
Barn doors also make 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 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 when it’s off. Our experts custom fit the barn door panels to the dimensions of the TV. And the tracks are meticulously positioned 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 Floridians purchased.

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

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

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

Looking for more paints, stains, hardware, and style options? Go to the sliding barn doors page.

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

Mounting sliding barn doors includes ensuring the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, 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 team at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.