3 Things To Think About When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your Oklahoma City House03/23/2016Tyler Jorgensen Whether you’re looking to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new home in the Oklahoma City area sliding barn doors are an elegant option. But what tips should you follow? And how do you select a sliding barn door that complements your taste? Here are 3 things to keep in mind 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! 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 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 other rooms - and from the windows. 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. 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 fit the dimensions of the window and its frame. 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! 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 shut. 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 TV’s dimensions. And 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 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. Rustic Sliding Barn Door. Arrow hardware. Standard Stile and Rail barn door. Weathered Grey stain. 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 styles, paints, stains, and hardware 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.