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

March 23, 2016

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

Here are 3 things to think about when choosing 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. Choosing a barn door style that matches your living room décor is key.

The Bedroom. Here you‘ll want 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 to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a perfect solution for pantry doors. That’s especially true when the pantry is facing a dining table or the kitchen. Glide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And roll them open to grab 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. It’s a space saver in rooms where you’d rather slide it across the wall than swing it out. And since the sliding barn door is going to be the focus when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to choose one that goes with the the room’s style.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed over a window. And our team will make the barn door panels to fit the dimensions of the window and its frame. 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
Barn doors also can be great substitutes for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to hide the messy clothes is slide the doors shut. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet in order to glide smoothly - and for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Mount sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to hide the black void over the mantle when the screen is turned off. Our experts custom make the barn door panels to the length and width of the TV. In addition, the tracks are deliberately 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 array of options. This lets you customize how they look to complement your décor. Check out these sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Cincinnati area ordered.

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

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

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

Looking for more hardware, styles, paints, and stain 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 measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, finding studs in the wall, and bringing together all the parts for the panels to roll smoothly. With a project where a misstep could result in ordering another barn door set, it‘s best to hire an expert 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.