3 Things To Think About When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your Fort Myers House03/23/2016Charlie Cole and Brady Parker Maybe you recently moved into a new house in Fort Myers. Or maybe you‘re just interested in redecorating a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are a charming addition. But where should get started? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that goes with your personality? Here are 3 things to think about 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 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 adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to select 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 the windows - and from other rooms. And the wood itself naturally adds warmth to the bedroom. The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as pantry doors. That’s especially the case when the pantry faces the kitchen or a dining table. Slide them open to get to your Bosch mixer. And slide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. 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 goes with the décor of the room. You can also use sliding barn doors over a window. And our professionals will adjust 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! Barn doors also are great stand-ins for closet doors. Hiding your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors closed. Don’t forget that barn doors require wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can slide easily - and so you can 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 length and width. 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 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. Weathered Grey stain. Arrow hardware. Standard Stile and Rail barn door. Modern Sliding Barn Door. Mini top-mount modern hardware. Three-panel barn door. Snow White paint. Classic Sliding Barn Door. Plank barn door with standard top and bottom rail. Barn Red paint. Top-mount Modern hardware. Looking for more paints, stains, hardware, and style options? View the sliding barn doors page. Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: Do It Yourself Or Hire A Pro? 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 mistake could mean ordering another barn door set, it is always best to hire an expert in the Fort Myers area. Let the specialists at Sunburst Shutters do the installation job for you. We ensure everything is done right.