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3 Things To Think About When Choosing Sliding Barn Doors For Your San Antonio Home

March 23, 2016

Maybe you recently moved into a new home in San Antonio. Or maybe you’re looking to redecorate a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are an elegant option. But where should get started? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that matches your décor?

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

1. Barn Doors Can Fit 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 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 décor.

The Bedroom. Look for 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 other rooms - and from the windows. And the bedroom feels warmer and cozier just by adding this wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a perfect solution for pantry doors. That’s especially the case when the pantry is facing a dining table or the kitchen. Glide them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf. And slide them open to reach for your Bosch stand mixer.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

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 attention grabber when you enter and exit the room, it’s essential that you select one that matches the décor of the room.

You can also use sliding barn doors as a window treatment. And our team will build the barn door panels to the size of the window and its frame. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that you can 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 are great stand-ins for 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 both sides of the closet in order to roll smoothly - and so that it’s easy for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Install sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to hide the black void when you’re not watching. Our team custom build the barn door panels to the TV’s dimensions. And the tracks are carefully mounted to accommodate for the screen’s depth.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors come in an assortment of options. This lets you customize their look to go with your décor. Here‘s a sample of sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the San Antonio area purchased.

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 stains, hardware, styles, and paint options? Scroll through the sliding barn doors page.

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

Installing sliding barn doors involves ensuring the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, and bringing together all the pieces perfectly for the panels to move smoothly. Where missteps in a home improvement project like this one could result in re-ordering an entire barn door set, it is always best to hire an expert in the San Antonio area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.