3 Things To Consider When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your St. George House

Kasey Udy

Whether you’re looking to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new house in the St. George area sliding barn doors are a beautiful choice. But what tips should you follow? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that matches your taste?

Your should consider these 3 things when picking 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 they’re easy to slide, especially for little ones who are learning to use the bathroom. 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 a great solution for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. Selecting a barn door style that goes with your living room décor is key.

The Bedroom. Here you’re looking for sliding barn doors that provide privacy as well as a calming feel to the room. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from the windows - and from other rooms. And the wood itself innately adds coziness to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a great substitute for pantry doors, especially since the pantry commonly faces the kitchen or a dining table. Slide them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf. And glide them open to get to your Cuisinart mixer.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been 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 the focus when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to choose one that goes with the furniture in the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted as a window covering. And we will adjust 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 easily match their style to the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
Barn doors also make great substitutes 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 in order to roll smoothly - and for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Hide your wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void over the mantle when the screen is turned off. We custom make the barn door panels to the dimensions of the TV. In addition, the tracks are carefully placed so as to accommodate for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors come in a variety of options. This lets you customize their look to match your style. Check out these sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the St. George area purchased.

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.

For more stains, hardware, styles, and paint options, view the sliding barn doors page.

Bonus Design Tip For Barn Doors: DIY Or Pro Install?

Mounting sliding barn doors includes locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, ensuring if the wall structure is suitable, and bringing together all the pieces perfectly so the panels roll smoothly. With a home improvement project where errors could result in re-ordering an entire barn door set, it is always best to hire an expert in the St. George area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.