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3 Things To Think About When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your San Diego House

March 23, 2016

Maybe you recently moved into a new home in San Diego. Or maybe you‘re just interested in redecorating a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are a charming element to add. But how do you select a sliding barn door that matches your taste? And what tips should you follow?

Here are 3 things to consider when picking barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. Sliding barn doors as bathroom doors can provide privacy with the right hardware. 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 a great solution for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to choose a barn door style that goes with your living room furniture.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that provide 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 wood itself naturally adds coziness and warmth to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a perfect solution for pantry doors. That’s especially true when the pantry is facing the kitchen or a dining table. Slide them open to grab your KitchenAid mixer. And slide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors mounted over a doorway. Barn doors save space in rooms where swinging a door outwardly is limiting. And since the sliding barn door is going to be the attention grabber when you enter and exit the room, it’s essential that you select one that goes with the décor of the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted as a window treatment. And our specialists will adjust the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s specifications. One of our favorite things about barn door window treatments is that you can match their style to any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Sliding barn doors covering a window
You can also have barn doors 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 require wall space on both sides of the closet so that the panels can roll easily - and for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Hide a wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void over the mantle when it’s off. Our professionals custom build the barn door panels to the TV’s length and width. In addition, the tracks are deliberately positioned to account for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in an assortment of options so you can customize their look to go with your style. Check out these sliding barn door style selections that homeowners in the San Diego area ordered.

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. Three-panel barn door. Snow White paint. Mini top-mount modern hardware.

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

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: DIY Or Pro Install?

Installing sliding barn doors means locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, ensuring if the wall structure is suitable, and putting together all the parts so the panels slide smoothly. With a home improvement project where errors could result in ordering another barn door set, it is always best to hire a professional in the San Diego area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.