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3 Things To Consider When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your Boston Home

March 23, 2016

Maybe you recently moved into a new home in Boston. Or maybe you‘re just interested in redecorating a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are a charming element to add. But where should get started? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that complements your personality?

Consider these 3 things when selecting barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit 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 dining room or the adjacent hallway. You’ll want to select a barn door style that complements your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Here you’re looking 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 bedroom feels cozier just by adding this wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a perfect solution for pantry doors, especially since the pantry is usually facing the kitchen or a dining table. Glide them open to reach for your Bosch mixer. And roll them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been mounted over a doorway. It’s a space saver in rooms where you’d rather slide it across the wall than swing it out. And since the sliding barn door is going to be the focus when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to pick one that complements the style of the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed as a window covering. And our team will make the barn door panels to fit the size of the window and its frame. One of the great things about barn door window treatments is that it’s easy to match their style to the existing sliding barn door in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
 
You can also have barn doors mounted as an alternative to closet doors. Then, all you have to do to cover up the messy clothes is slide the doors shut. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can roll with ease - and so that your entire wardrobe to be within reach.

Hide a wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void when it’s off. Our experts custom build the barn door panels to the size of the TV. And the tracks are meticulously positioned so as to accommodate for the screen’s depth.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors come in a wide variety 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 Boston area love.

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

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

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

Looking for more paints, stains, hardware, and style options? View the sliding barn doors page.

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

Installing sliding barn doors includes finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, ensuring if the wall structure is suitable, and assembling together all the components for the panels to roll smoothly. With a project where a misstep could result in re-ordering an entire barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the Boston area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure everything is done right.
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