3 Things To Consider When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your Southern California House

Kimball Jones

Whether you just moved into your new home in the Southern California area or looking to redecorate a room, sliding barn doors are a beautiful addition. But what tips should you follow? And how do you choose a sliding barn door that complements your style?

Your should consider these 3 things when choosing 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 they’re easy to slide, especially for little ones who are learning to use the bathroom. 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 for separating the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. You’ll want to pick a barn door style that complements your living room furniture.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that bring 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 just by adding this wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a perfect solution for pantry doors. That’s especially true when the pantry faces a dining table or the kitchen. Glide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And slide them open to grab your Cuisinart mixer.

Sliding barn doors used as pantry doors 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors mounted over a doorway. Barn doors save space in rooms where swinging a door outwardly is limiting. And with the sliding barn door being the attention grabber when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to pick one that goes with the furniture in the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed over a window. And our team will make the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s dimensions. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that you can easily match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of any other sliding barn doors in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
Barn doors can also be mounted as an alternative to closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors closed. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on both sides of the closet so that the panels can glide comfortably - and so that it’s easy for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Hide your 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 professionals custom fit the barn door panels to the TV’s dimensions. And the tracks are deliberately positioned to account for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors are available in an assortment of options so you can customize how they look to match your décor. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that Californians have installed.

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

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

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

Looking for more paints, stains, hardware, and style options? View the sliding barn doors page.

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

Installing sliding barn doors includes 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 for the panels to roll smoothly. With a home improvement project where errors could mean ordering another barn door set, it is always best to hire a professional in the Southern California area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters do the work for you. We ensure everything is done right.