3 Things To Consider When Choosing Sliding Barn Doors For Your Salt Lake City House

Matt Thelander

Whether you’re looking to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new home in the Salt Lake City area sliding barn doors are a beautiful addition. But what tips should you follow? And how do you select a sliding barn door that complements your décor?

Here are 3 things to keep in mind 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 if you have little ones learning to use the bathroom, they’ll find it easy to slide these doors open and closed. Barn doors make potty training fun for them! 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 great for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to choose a barn door style that matches your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Here you’re looking for sliding barn doors that add a sense of calm to the room as well as privacy. A wooden barn door blocks most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the wood itself inherently adds coziness and warmth to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as 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 KitchenAid mixer.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been 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 a focal point when you enter and exit the room, it’s essential that you select one that goes with the furniture in the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed as a window covering. And our professionals will build the barn door panels to the dimensions of the window and its frame. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that you can easily match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
Barn doors can also be installed as a substitute for closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors shut. Don’t forget that barn doors require wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can roll smoothly - and so that your entire wardrobe to be within your reach.

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. Our professionals custom build the barn door panels to the dimensions of the TV. In addition, the tracks are carefully mounted to accommodate for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in a wide variety of options. This lets you customize their look to complement your color scheme. Check out these sliding barn door style selections that changeme purchased.

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

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.

For more styles, paints, stains, and hardware options, go to the sliding barn doors page.

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: DIY Or Pro Install?

Installing sliding barn doors means locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, and assembling together all the pieces perfectly for the panels to slide smoothly. With a project where a mistake could lead to you ordering another barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the Salt Lake City area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters do the job for you. We ensure everything is done right.