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

Dan Taylor

Maybe you want to redecorate just one room in your Atlanta home. Or maybe you recently moved into your home. Either way, sliding barn doors are an elegant option. But where should get started? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that complements your décor?

Here are 3 things you should consider when picking 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. 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 goes with 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. Glide them open to reach for your Bosch mixer. And roll them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been installed 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 matches the style of the room.

You can also use sliding barn doors to cover a window. And our professionals will make the barn door panels to the specifications of the window and its frame. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that it’s easy to match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
You can also have barn doors installed as an alternative to closet doors. Then, all you have to do to hide the messy clothes is slide 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. Our experts custom fit the barn door panels to the TV’s length and width. 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 array of options. This lets you customize how they look to match your personality. Check out these 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.

Looking for more paints, stains, hardware, and style options? Go to 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 bringing together all the pieces perfectly for the panels to slide smoothly. Where missteps in a home improvement project like this one could mean buying a whole new barn door set, it‘s best to hire an expert in the Atlanta area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.