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

Antonio Meza

Whether you just moved into your new home in the San Antonio area or looking to redecorate a room, sliding barn doors are an elegant option. But how do you pick a sliding barn door that goes with your décor? And what tips should you follow?

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 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! 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 goes with your living room décor.

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 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 open to get to your Cuisinart stand mixer. And roll them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

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 the room’s décor.

You can also use sliding barn doors as a window treatment. And our team will build the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s size. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that you can easily match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors can also be mounted in place of 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 glide 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 make the barn door panels to the TV’s length and width. 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 complement your décor. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that Texans 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: DIY Or Pro Install?

Installing sliding barn doors involves locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, and bringing together all the pieces perfectly for the panels to slide smoothly. With a home improvement project where a mistake could mean buying a whole new barn door set, it is always best to hire an expert in the San Antonio area. Let the specialists at Sunburst Shutters do the installation work for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.