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

Stefano Diotaiuti

Maybe you want to redecorate just one room in your Nashville house. Or maybe you recently moved into your home. Either way, sliding barn doors are an elegant option. But how do you pick a sliding barn door that complements your décor? And where should get started?

Here are 3 things to consider when choosing barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. The right hardware on sliding barn doors ensures that you get the privacy you need in the bathroom. And barn doors are easy to slide. That comes in handy, especially if you have toddlers undergoing potty training. 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 adjacent hallway or the dining room. Selecting a barn door style that goes with your living room décor is key.

The Bedroom. Here you’re looking 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 wood itself innately adds coziness to the bedroom.

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 Bosch stand mixer. And roll them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks.

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been installed 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 select one that matches the décor of the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed to cover a window. And we will build the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s specifications. One of the great things about barn door window treatments is that you can easily 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 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 need wall space on both sides of the closet in order to glide comfortably - and for your entire wardrobe to be within reach.

Install sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to cover up the black void over the mantle when the screen is turned off. Our professionals custom fit the barn door panels to the TV’s length and width. And the tracks are deliberately mounted to accommodate for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors are available in an assortment of options so you can customize how they look to go with your décor. Here are some examples of sliding barn door style choices that changeme purchased.

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

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

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

Installing sliding barn doors includes determining if the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, and assembling together all the parts so the panels slide smoothly. With a home improvement project where a mistake could lead to you buying a whole new barn door set, it‘s best to hire a professional in the Nashville area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.