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3 Things To Think About When Choosing Sliding Barn Doors For Your Las Vegas House

March 23, 2016

Whether you’re looking to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new house in the Las Vegas area sliding barn doors are an elegant choice. But where should get started? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that complements your taste?

Here are 3 things to think about when choosing 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 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 for separating the living room from the dining room or the adjacent hallway. You’ll want to choose a barn door style that matches your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Here you‘ll want sliding barn doors that provide privacy as well as a calming feel to the room. A wooden barn door blocks most of the light from the windows - and from other rooms. And the bedroom feels cozier and warmer with the addition of a wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as pantry doors. That’s especially the case when the pantry is facing the kitchen or a dining table. Slide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And glide them open to grab your KitchenAid stand mixer.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

We all know that sliding barn doors can be 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 the focus when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to choose one that complements the the room’s furniture.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed as a window covering. And our team will build the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s dimensions. One of our favorite things about barn door window treatments is that you can match their style to any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
Barn doors also are great stand-ins 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 with ease - and for your entire wardrobe to be within your reach.

Install sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to cover up the black void over the mantle when you’re not watching. We custom fit the barn door panels to the TV’s size. And the tracks are carefully placed to account for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in a variety of options. This lets you customize how they look to go with your décor. Check out these sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Las Vegas area ordered.

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

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

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

Looking for more styles, paints, stains, and hardware options? Scroll through the sliding barn doors page.

Bonus Design Tip For Barn Doors: Pro Install Or DIY?

Mounting sliding barn doors involves ensuring the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, and putting together all the parts so the panels glide smoothly. With a project where a misstep could lead to you ordering another barn door set, it‘s best to hire a professional in the Las Vegas area. Let the professionals at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.