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3 Things To Think About When Choosing Sliding Barn Doors For Your Detroit Home

March 23, 2016

Whether you’re wanting to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new home in the Detroit area sliding barn doors are a charming option. But what tips should you follow? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that complements your taste?

Think about 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 barn doors are easy to slide. That comes in handy, especially if you have toddlers undergoing potty training. 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 adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to select a barn door style that complements your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that bring a sense of calm to the room as well as privacy. A wooden barn door blocks most of the light from the windows - and from other rooms. 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, especially since the pantry is usually facing the kitchen or a dining table. Roll them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And slide them open to reach for your Bosch stand mixer.

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors 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 focus when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to select one that matches the furniture in the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed as a window treatment. And our team will build 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!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
Barn doors can also be mounted as an alternative to closet doors. Then, all you have to do to hide the messy clothes is slide the doors shut. Don’t forget that barn doors require wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can slide smoothly - and for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Cover up your 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 build the barn door panels to the dimensions of the TV. And the tracks are meticulously positioned so as to account for the screen’s depth.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors come in a wide variety of options. This lets you customize their look to go with your décor. Check out these sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Detroit area have installed.

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.

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

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

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

Mounting sliding barn doors includes measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, ensuring the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, and assembling together all the parts perfectly so the panels roll smoothly. With a home improvement project where errors could lead to you re-ordering an entire barn door set, it is always best to hire a specialist in the Detroit area. Let the specialists at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We ensure everything is done right.