Sliding barn door shutters

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

March 23, 2016

Maybe you want to redecorate just one room in your Honolulu home. Or maybe you recently moved into your house. Either way, sliding barn doors are an elegant option. But how do you select a sliding barn door that complements your taste? And what are some design tips to get started?

You should think about these 3 things when choosing barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Are Perfect For 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. 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 great when you want to separate the living room from the dining room or the adjacent hallway. Choosing a barn door style that matches your living room décor is key.

The Bedroom. Here you‘ll want sliding barn doors that add a sense of calm to the room as well as privacy. A wooden barn door blocks most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the wood itself naturally adds coziness to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors work great as pantry doors, especially since the pantry commonly faces the kitchen or a dining table. Roll them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf. And glide them open to get to your Bosch mixer.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors 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 with the sliding barn door being a focal point when you enter and exit the room, it’s essential that you pick one that goes with the furniture in the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted over a window. And our professionals will make the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s specifications. One of our favorite things about barn door window treatments is that it’s easy to match their style to the existing sliding barn door in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also are great substitutes for closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors closed. Don’t forget that barn doors require wall space on either side of the closet in order to glide comfortably - and so you can reach your entire wardrobe.

Cover up your wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void over the mantle when it’s off. Our professionals custom build the barn door panels to the size of the TV. In addition, the tracks are deliberately positioned so as 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 their look to match your personality. Check out these sliding barn door style selections that homeowners in the Honolulu area ordered.

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.

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

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

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: Pro Install Or DIY?

Mounting sliding barn doors includes determining if 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 perfectly so the panels slide smoothly. Where mistakes in a home improvement project like this one could mean buying a whole new barn door set, it is always best to hire a specialist in the Honolulu area. Let the experts at Sunburst Shutters do the job for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.