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3 Things To Think About When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your Fort Myers House

March 23, 2016

Maybe you recently moved into a new house in Fort Myers. Or maybe you’re looking to redecorate a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are a charming addition. But where should get started? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that goes with your style?

Here are 3 things to think about when choosing 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 barn doors are easy to slide. That comes in handy, especially if you have toddlers undergoing potty training. 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 dining room or the adjacent hallway. You’ll want to choose a barn door style that matches your living room furniture.

The Bedroom. Here you‘ll want sliding barn doors that add a sense of calm to the room as well as privacy. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the wood itself innately adds warmth to the bedroom.

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

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

We all know that sliding barn doors can be 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 leave the room, it’s essential that you select one that complements the décor of the room.

You can also use sliding barn doors over a window. And our professionals will make the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s dimensions. 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 are great stand-ins for closet doors. Hiding your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors closed. Keep in mind that the barn doors require wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can slide easily - 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 over the mantle when it’s off. We custom build the barn door panels to the TV’s dimensions. In addition, the tracks are meticulously mounted to accommodate 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 match your style. Here are some examples of sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Fort Myers area purchased.

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

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

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

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

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: DIY Or Pro Install?

Mounting sliding barn doors includes ensuring the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, and putting together all the parts so the panels slide smoothly. With a project where a misstep could mean ordering another barn door set, it is always best to hire a specialist in the Fort Myers area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters do the installation job for you. We ensure everything is done right.