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

Mike Horn

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 choose 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. A wooden barn door blocks 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. Glide them open to grab your Bosch 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 a focal point 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 installed 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 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 in place of closet doors. Then, all you have to do to hide the messy clothes is slide the doors closed. 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 you’re not watching. We 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 array of options so you can customize how they look to go with your personality. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that New Jerseyans have installed.

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

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

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

Looking for more hardware, styles, paints, and stain options? Go to the sliding barn doors page.

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

Installing sliding barn doors includes ensuring the wall structure is suitable, finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, 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 a specialist in the New Brunswick area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We ensure everything is done right.