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

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

Whether you just moved into your new home in the Fort Myers area or looking to redecorate a room, sliding barn doors are a charming addition. But how do you choose a sliding barn door that goes with your style? And what tips should you follow?

You should think about these 3 things 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 dining room or the adjacent hallway. You’ll want to select a barn door style that matches your living room furniture.

The Bedroom. Look for 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 naturally adds warmth to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as 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 Bosch 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 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!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also are great stand-ins for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to cover up the messy clothes is slide the doors shut. 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 your entire wardrobe to be within your reach.

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 dimensions of the TV. 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. Check out these 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 measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, finding studs in the wall, 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.