3 Things To Consider When Choosing Sliding Barn Doors For Your Cincinnati Home

Lisa Renee Nieberding

Maybe you recently moved into a new home in Cincinnati. Or maybe you’re looking to redecorate a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are a charming element to add. But how do you select a sliding barn door that goes with your style? And what tips should you follow?

Think about these 3 things when picking barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. Sliding barn doors as bathroom doors can provide privacy with the right hardware. And barn doors are easy to slide. That comes in handy, especially if you have toddlers undergoing potty training. 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 when you want to separate the living room from the dining room or the adjacent hallway. You’ll want to select a barn door style that complements your living room furniture.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that add a sense of calm to the room as well as privacy. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from the windows - and from other rooms. And the wood itself inherently 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. Roll them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And roll them open to reach for your KitchenAid stand mixer.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been 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 since the sliding barn door is going to be the focus when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to pick one that goes with the style of the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted over a window. And our team will adjust the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s size. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that you can easily match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Sliding barn doors covering a window
You can also have barn doors mounted in place of 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 roll smoothly - and for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Hide your wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void over the mantle when you’re not watching. Our experts custom make the barn door panels to the length and width of the TV. In addition, the tracks are meticulously mounted so as to accommodate for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors come in an assortment of options. This lets you customize how they look to complement your personality. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that changeme ordered.

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. Snow White paint. Mini top-mount modern hardware. Three-panel barn door.

For more paints, stains, hardware, and style options, go to the sliding barn doors page.

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

Mounting sliding barn doors involves determining if the wall structure is suitable, finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, and assembling together all the parts for the panels to roll smoothly. With a project where a mistake could result in ordering another barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the Cincinnati area. Let the professionals at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.