3 Things To Think About When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your Colorado Springs House

Gary Harding

Whether you just moved into your new home in the Colorado Springs area or looking to redecorate a room, sliding barn doors are a charming choice. But what tips should you follow? And how do you select a sliding barn door that matches your style?

Consider these 3 things when selecting barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit 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 a great solution when you want to separate the living room from the adjacent hallway or the dining room. Selecting a barn door style that matches your living room furniture is key.

The Bedroom. Look for sliding barn doors that provide privacy as well as a calming feel to the room. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from the windows - and from other rooms. And the wood itself naturally adds warmth to the bedroom.

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

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

Traditionally, sliding barn doors have been installed 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 exit the room, it’s essential that you choose one that complements the furniture in the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed as a window covering. And our specialists will make the barn door panels to fit the dimensions of the window and its frame. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that you can match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of the existing sliding barn door in the room!

Dark sliding barn doors covering a window
Barn doors also make great stand-ins for closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors shut. Keep in mind that the barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet in order to glide with ease - and for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Hide a wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void when you’re not watching. Our professionals custom fit the barn door panels to the dimensions of the TV. And the tracks are deliberately positioned so as to accommodate for the screen’s depth.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in a variety of options. This lets you customize their look to complement your color scheme. Here‘s a sample of sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Colorado Springs area have installed.

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

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

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

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

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

Installing sliding barn doors means ensuring the wall structure is suitable, finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, and bringing together all the parts for the panels to move smoothly. Where errors in a home improvement project like this one could mean re-ordering an entire barn door set, it is always best to hire a specialist in the Colorado Springs area. Let the professionals at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We ensure everything is done right.