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

David White

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 where should get started? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that matches your taste?

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. Look for 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 work great as pantry doors, especially since the pantry commonly faces the kitchen or a dining table. Roll them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf. And glide them open to grab your Cuisinart stand mixer.

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 the focus when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to choose one that goes with the style of the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed to cover a window. And our professionals will adjust the barn door panels to the specifications 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 existing sliding barn door in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
Barn doors also make great substitutes for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to cover up 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 glide comfortably - and so you can reach your entire wardrobe.

Install sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to hide 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 meticulously positioned 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 complement your color scheme. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that Floridians have installed.

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

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.

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

Bonus Design Tip For Barn Doors: DIY Or Pro Install?

Mounting sliding barn doors includes finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, ensuring if the wall structure is suitable, and bringing together all the components so the panels roll smoothly. With a home improvement project where a misstep could lead to you buying a whole new barn door set, it‘s best to hire an expert in the Miami area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.