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3 Things To Consider When Choosing Sliding Barn Doors For Your New Brunswick Home

March 23, 2016

Whether you just moved into your new home in the New Brunswick area or looking to redecorate a room, sliding barn doors are a charming option. But where should get started? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that matches your taste?

Here are 3 things to think about when picking barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Are Perfect For Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. Think sliding barn doors don’t work in the bathroom? Think again. With the right hardware, they look stunning and provide privacy. 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 when you want to separate the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to choose a barn door style that goes with your living room furniture.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that add privacy as well as a calming feel to the room. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the wood itself naturally adds warmth and coziness to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a great substitute for pantry doors. That’s especially true when the pantry faces a dining table or the kitchen. Roll them open to grab your Cuisinart stand mixer. And slide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been installed over a doorway. Barn doors save space in rooms where swinging a door outwardly is limiting. And with the sliding barn door being the focus when you enter and leave the room, it’s essential that you choose one that matches the furniture in the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted to cover a window. And our team will adjust the barn door panels to fit the size of the window and its frame. 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!

Sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors can also be installed as a substitute for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to hide the messy clothes is slide the doors shut. Keep in mind that the barn doors require wall space on both sides of the closet so that the panels can slide smoothly - and so you can reach your entire wardrobe.

Mount sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to hide the black void when the screen is turned off. Our experts custom fit the barn door panels to the TV’s size. And the tracks are meticulously mounted so as to accommodate for the screen’s depth.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors come in an assortment of options so you can customize how they look to go with your décor. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the New Brunswick area love.

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.

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

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: DIY Or Pro Install?

Installing sliding barn doors includes finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, and putting together all the pieces perfectly so the panels slide smoothly. With a home improvement project where a mistake could mean buying a whole new barn door set, it is always best to hire an expert in the New Brunswick area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We ensure everything is done right.