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

March 23, 2016

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

Here are 3 things to think about when selecting barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Are Perfect For 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 they’re easy to slide, especially for little ones who are learning to use the bathroom. 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. You’ll want to pick a barn door style that complements your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that provide a sense of calm to the room as well as privacy. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the bedroom feels cozier just by adding this wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a great substitute for pantry doors. That’s especially the case when the pantry is facing a dining table or the kitchen. Slide them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf. And slide them open to get to your KitchenAid mixer.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Uses for 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 with the sliding barn door being a focal point when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to choose one that goes with the style of the room.

You can also use sliding barn doors over a window. And our specialists will adjust 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!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
Barn doors also make great substitutes for closet doors. Hiding your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors shut. Keep in mind that the barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet in order to glide comfortably - and so that it’s easy 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 specialists custom build the barn door panels to the dimensions of the TV. And the tracks are carefully positioned to accommodate for the screen’s depth.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors come in a wide variety of options so you can customize how they look to go with your color scheme. Check out these sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Denver area bought.

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

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.

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

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

Mounting sliding barn doors means finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, and putting together all the components for the panels to slide smoothly. Where mistakes in a home improvement project like this one could mean ordering another barn door set, it‘s best to hire an expert in the Denver area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We ensure everything is done right.