3 Things To Think About When Picking Sliding Barn Doors For Your Las Vegas House

Darik Neilson

Whether you just moved into your new home in the Las Vegas area or looking to redecorate a room, sliding barn doors are an elegant element to add. But where should get started? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that complements your taste?

Here are 3 things to think about when picking 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 for separating the living room from the dining room or the adjacent hallway. You’ll want to choose a barn door style that matches your living room décor.

The Bedroom. Here you‘ll want 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 the windows - and from other rooms. And the bedroom feels cozier and warmer with the addition of a wooden design element.

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

Pantry covered by sliding barn doors 

2. New Uses for 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 since the sliding barn door is going to be a focal point when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to pick one that goes with the the room’s furniture.

You can also have sliding barn doors mounted to cover a window. And our team will build the barn door panels to the window and the frame’s dimensions. One of our favorite 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 stand-ins for closet doors. Then, all you have to do to cover up the messy clothes is slide the doors closed. Keep in mind that the barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet in order to glide comfortably - and for your entire wardrobe to be within your reach.

Install sliding barn doors over a wall-mounted flat screen TV to cover up the black void over the mantle when you’re not watching. We custom fit the barn door panels to the TV’s size. And the tracks are carefully placed to account 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 how they look to complement your décor. Check out these sliding barn door style choices that Nevadans ordered.

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.

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

For more paints, stains, hardware, and style options, view the sliding barn doors page.

Bonus Design Tip For Barn Doors: Pro Install Or DIY?

Mounting sliding barn doors involves measuring the dimensions of the door or window opening accurately, determining if the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, and putting together all the parts so the panels glide smoothly. With a project where a mistake could lead to you ordering another barn door set, it‘s best to hire a professional in the Las Vegas area. Let the professionals at Sunburst Shutters do the installation work for you. We ensure your barn door is perfectly in place.