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3 Things To Consider When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your Tampa Home

March 23, 2016

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

You should think about these 3 things when selecting 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 a great solution for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to pick a barn door style that goes with your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that add privacy as well as a calming feel to the room. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the bedroom feels warmer just by adding this wooden design element.

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

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

We all know that sliding barn doors can be mounted over a doorway. It’s a space saver in rooms where you’d rather slide it across the wall than swing it out. And since the sliding barn door is going to be a focal point when you enter and exit the room, it’s essential that you select one that goes with the the room’s furniture.

You can also use sliding barn doors as a window treatment. And our team will adjust the barn door panels to the dimensions of the window and its frame. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that it’s easy to match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of the existing sliding barn door in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
You can also have barn doors mounted as a substitute for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to hide the messy clothes is slide the doors closed. Don’t forget that barn doors require wall space on either side of the closet in order to roll with ease - 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 when it’s off. Our team custom make the barn door panels to the length and width of the TV. And the tracks are meticulously placed so as to account for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors are available in a variety of options. This lets you customize their look to complement your personality. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Tampa area ordered.

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

Classic Sliding Barn Door. Top-mount Modern hardware. Plank barn door with standard top and bottom rail. Barn Red paint.

Rustic Sliding Barn Door. Weathered Grey stain. Arrow hardware. Standard Stile and Rail barn door.

Looking for more styles, paints, stains, and hardware options? View the sliding barn doors page.

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

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 assembling together all the pieces perfectly so the panels roll smoothly. With a home improvement project where errors could lead to you ordering another barn door set, it is always best to hire a specialist in the Tampa area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.