3 Things To Think About When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your Oklahoma City House

Tyler Jorgensen

Whether you just moved into your new home in the Oklahoma City area or looking to redecorate a room, sliding barn doors are an elegant option. But how do you choose a sliding barn door that complements your décor? And what tips should you follow?

Consider these 3 things when picking 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 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 adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to choose a barn door style that complements your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Look for 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 just by adding this wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as pantry doors, especially since the pantry commonly faces the kitchen or a dining table. Glide 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 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 with the sliding barn door being the focus when you enter and leave the room, it’s essential that you select one that matches the the room’s furniture.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted as a window treatment. And our professionals will adjust the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s dimensions. One of the great things about barn door window treatments is that you can match their style to any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
 
Barn doors also are great alternatives for closet doors. Hiding your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors closed. Keep in mind that the barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet in order to glide easily - and for your entire wardrobe to be within reach.

Cover up a wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void over the mantle when the screen is turned off. Our experts custom make the barn door panels to the size of the TV. And the tracks are deliberately mounted so as to accommodate for the screen’s depth.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors are available in an array of options so you can customize their look to match your personality. Here‘s a sample of sliding barn door style selections that Oklahomans love.

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

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

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

For more paints, stains, hardware, and style options, go to the sliding barn doors page.

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

Mounting sliding barn doors means determining if the wall structure is suitable, finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, and assembling together all the pieces perfectly so the panels slide smoothly. With a home improvement project where errors could lead to you re-ordering an entire barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the Oklahoma City 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.