3 Things To Think About When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your Jacksonville House

Kevin McCormack

Maybe you want to redecorate just one room in your Jacksonville home. Or maybe you recently moved into your home. Either way, sliding barn doors are a beautiful choice. But what are some design tips to get started? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that matches your décor?

Consider 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! 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 when you want to separate the living room from the dining room or the adjacent hallway. Picking a barn door style that complements your living room furniture is key.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that bring 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 bedroom feels warmer just by adding this wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a great substitute for pantry doors, especially since the pantry is usually facing the kitchen or a dining table. Slide them open to grab your KitchenAid stand mixer. And slide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors mounted over a doorway. Barn doors save space in rooms where swinging a door outwardly is limiting. And since the sliding barn door is going to be a focal point when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to pick one that complements the the room’s furniture.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed as a window covering. And our specialists will build the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s dimensions. One of the great things about barn door window treatments is that it’s easy to match their style to the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
You can also have barn doors installed in place of closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors shut. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet in order to roll easily - and so that your entire wardrobe to be within reach.

Cover up your 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 team custom build the barn door panels to the dimensions of the TV. In addition, the tracks are meticulously mounted so as to account for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in an assortment of options. This lets you customize how they look to match your color scheme. Here‘s a sample of sliding barn door style choices that homeowners in the Jacksonville area 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. Arrow hardware. Standard Stile and Rail barn door. Weathered Grey stain.

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

Looking 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 includes locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, and bringing together all the pieces perfectly so the panels move smoothly. Where mistakes in a home improvement project like this one could mean re-ordering an entire barn door set, it is always best to hire a specialist in the Jacksonville area. Let the specialists at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.