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3 Things To Think About When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your Atlanta Home

March 23, 2016

Maybe you recently moved into a new home in Atlanta. Or maybe you’re looking to redecorate a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are a charming option. But where should get started? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that goes with your décor?

Here are 3 things you should consider when choosing 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 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 a great solution for separating the living room from the dining room or the adjacent hallway. You’ll want to pick a barn door style that complements your living room furniture.

The Bedroom. Here you‘ll want sliding barn doors that provide a sense of calm to the room as well as privacy. A wooden barn door blocks most of the light from the windows - and from other rooms. And the bedroom feels warmer with the addition of a wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a great substitute for pantry doors. That’s especially the case when the pantry faces the kitchen or a dining table. Roll them open to reach for your Bosch mixer. And roll them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been installed 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 focus when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to pick one that matches the the room’s décor.

You can also use sliding barn doors as a window covering. And we 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 easily match their style to the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
You can also have barn doors installed as an alternative to closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors closed. Keep in mind that the barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can slide smoothly - and so that it’s easy for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Mount sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to hide the black void when the screen is turned off. We custom fit the barn door panels to the size of the TV. And the tracks are deliberately mounted to accommodate for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in an assortment of options. This lets you customize how they look to match your décor. Here are some examples of sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Atlanta area bought.

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

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

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

For more stains, hardware, styles, and paint options, view the sliding barn doors page.

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: Pro Install Or DIY?

Mounting sliding barn doors involves finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, ensuring if the wall structure is suitable, and assembling together all the pieces perfectly for the panels to slide smoothly. Where missteps in a home improvement project like this one could result in buying a whole new barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the Atlanta area. Let the specialists at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.