3 Things To Consider When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your New York City House

Dennis Rooney

Whether you just moved into your new home in the New York City area or looking to redecorate a room, sliding barn doors are an elegant addition. But how do you pick a sliding barn door that goes with your décor? And what tips should you follow?

Think about these 3 things when picking barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Are Perfect For 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 great 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 matches your living room furniture.

The Bedroom. Here you’re looking for sliding barn doors that add a sense of calm to the room as well as privacy. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the bedroom feels warmer and cozier 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 a dining table of the kitchen. Slide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And slide them open to get to your Bosch mixer.

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

We all know that sliding barn doors can be mounted 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 since the sliding barn door is going to be the focus when you enter and exit the room, you’ll want to choose one that complements the furniture in the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted over a window. And our specialists will build the barn door panels to fit the dimensions of the window and its frame. 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
Barn doors also are great alternatives for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to cover up the messy clothes is slide the doors closed. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet in order to roll smoothly - and for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Mount sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to hide the black void when it’s off. Our team custom fit the barn door panels to the length and width of the TV. In addition, the tracks are deliberately mounted so as to accommodate for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in a wide variety of options. This lets you customize their look to go with your style. Here‘s a sample of sliding barn door style selections that homeowners in the New York City area purchased.

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

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

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

Mounting 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 putting together all the components perfectly so the panels slide smoothly. With a home improvement project where a mistake could mean re-ordering an entire barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the New York City area. Let the specialists at Sunburst Shutters do the job for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.