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

March 23, 2016

Maybe you want to redecorate just one room in your Miami house. Or maybe you recently moved into your home. Either way, sliding barn doors are a beautiful addition. But how do you select a sliding barn door that goes with your taste? And where should get started?

Consider these 3 things when selecting barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Are Perfect For Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. Sliding barn doors as bathroom doors can provide privacy with the right hardware. 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 great when you want to separate 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 décor.

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

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a perfect solution for pantry doors, especially since the pantry commonly faces the kitchen or a dining table. Glide them open to grab your Bosch mixer. And roll them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been mounted 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 since the sliding barn door is going to be a focal point when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to choose one that complements the the room’s décor.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted to cover a window. And we will make the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s dimensions. One of our favorite things about barn door window treatments is that it’s easy to match their style to the existing sliding barn door in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also make great alternatives 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 so that the panels can roll with ease - and for your entire wardrobe to be within your reach.

Hide a wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void when it’s off. Our team custom make the barn door panels to the dimensions of the TV. In addition, 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 so you can customize how they look to go with your color scheme. Here are some examples of sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Miami area have installed.

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.

Looking for more paints, stains, hardware, and style options? Go to the sliding barn doors page.

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

Mounting sliding barn doors means measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, ensuring the wall structure is suitable, finding studs in the wall, and bringing together all the components so the panels roll smoothly. With a home improvement project where a mistake could lead to you re-ordering an entire barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the Miami area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters do the job for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.