3 Things To Consider When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your Hartford Home

Holly Perron

Maybe you want to redecorate just one room in your Hartford home. Or maybe you recently moved into your house. Either way, sliding barn doors are an elegant addition. But how do you select a sliding barn door that goes with your taste? And what are some design tips to get started?

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 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. Choosing a barn door style that complements your living room furniture is key.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that bring 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 and coziness to the bedroom.

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

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

We all know that sliding barn doors can be mounted 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 pick one that complements the style of the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed 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 any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also make great alternatives 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 both sides of the closet in order to roll with ease - and so that it’s easy for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Hide a 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. Our professionals custom make the barn door panels to the TV’s length and width. In addition, the tracks are deliberately placed to account for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in a variety of options so you can customize how they look to go with your style. Here‘s a sample of sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Hartford area love.

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

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

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

For more hardware, styles, paints, and stain options, scroll through the sliding barn doors page.

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: Do It Yourself Or Hire A Pro?

Installing sliding barn doors means measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, and assembling together all the parts perfectly for the panels to roll smoothly. With a project where a mistake could lead to you buying a whole new barn door set, it is always best to hire an expert in the Hartford area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters do the work for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.