3 Things To Consider When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your San Jose House

Curtis Orton

Maybe you recently moved into a new house in San Jose. Or maybe you just want to redecorate a room. Either way, sliding barn doors are a beautiful option. But how do you select a sliding barn door that goes with your style? And where should get started?

Here are 3 things to keep in mind when picking barn doors.

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

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 the windows - and from other rooms. And the bedroom feels warmer with the addition of a wooden design element.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a perfect solution for pantry doors, especially since the pantry commonly faces the kitchen or a dining table. Slide them closed to hide the disorganized shelf of snacks. And glide them open to reach for your Bosch stand mixer.

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Ways To Use Barn Doors

We all know that sliding barn doors can be 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 since the sliding barn door is going to be the focus 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 over a window. And our professionals will adjust the barn door panels to fit the size of the window and its frame. One of the great things about barn door window treatments is that you can match their style to the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
Barn doors also make great alternatives for closet doors. Hiding your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors closed. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet so that the panels can roll easily - and so that it’s easy for you to reach your entire wardrobe.

Install sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to hide the black void when you’re not watching. Our specialists custom build the barn door panels to the size of the TV. In addition, the tracks are deliberately positioned to accommodate for the screen’s depth.

3. What Barn Door Styles Are Available?

Sliding barn doors come in a variety of options so you can customize how they look to match your décor. Check out these sliding barn door style selections that homeowners in the San Jose area love.

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 stains, hardware, styles, and paint options? Go to the sliding barn doors page.

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

Installing sliding barn doors means finding studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, and bringing together all the pieces perfectly so the panels move smoothly. With a project where errors could mean buying a whole new barn door set, it‘s best to hire a specialist in the San Jose area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters do the job for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.