Sunburst barn doors in a bedroom

8 Stylish Uses for Sliding Barn Doors in Austin Homes

August 13, 2018

Sliding barn doors have made a huge comeback in Austin home fashion. In fact, sliding barn doors have been one of the most popular interior design trends of this past year. Maybe the reason barn doors have made such a big splash is because of their versatility – they can go nearly anywhere in your space!

Here are some of our favorite places to use sliding barn doors in Austin homes.

Barn Doors in Master Bathrooms

Austin bathroom barn door

Using a sliding barn door as the doorway between the master bedroom and bathroom is a fantastic way. Not only does it make your bathroom feel much more stylish, but it lets you utilize space like other doors don’t. When you open a standard door, it takes up space in either the bathroom or the bedroom that leads to it – sliding doors slide directly next to the wall and give you plenty of space.

Barn Doors as Closet Doors

Austin barn door closet

Like with the bathroom, sliding barn doors offer plenty of extra space when used as a closet door. That makes them a wonderful choice for a closet in a common area like a hallway or the foyer. Additionally, general use closets are a great place for sliding barn doors, because they’re typically out in the open so you can show the barn door’s looks.

Sliding Barn Doors as Room Dividers

Austin room divider barn door slider

Who says barn doors always have to go where doors go. Big sliding barn doors can help separate a room into smaller spaces to create a little more personal mood in your Austin home.

Sliding Barn Doors as a Modern Door Replacement

Austin modern kitchen barn door

In Austin condos or apartments, barn doors are being used more as these spaces embrace modern interior fashion. With a sliding barn door in your space, your space feels less confined and segmented. In their own small way, barn doors let you get the best parts of a house and a townhouse.

Sliding Barn Doors as a Window Treatment

Austin barn door shutters on window

We usually just call these kind of barn doors “barn door shutters,” though they aren’t very similar to our plantation shutters. But they are similar to shutters in that they have an enduring style, and they can block a great deal of light to make your home cool and comfy.

Sliding Barn Doors Framing an Entertainment Center

Austin tv shutter barn door

This is one of the more unique ways we’ve seen barn doors used. Barn doors can be both a frame and cover to a plasma screen on your wall. This lets you not only create a frame for the TV (almost like a letterbox feature), but you can also cover the monitor when it’s not in use to give your space a bit more rustic charm.

Home Office Barn Doors

Austin home office barn door

Sliding doors are a distinct mix of fun design, stunning looks, and practicality, so they’re perfect in a Austin home office. We even offer barn doors with inlaid mirrors, or with whiteboards for jotting down notes or planning.

Keep in mind, just because that’s where you work doesn’t mean a home office has to be boring.

Sliding Barn Doors in Austin Commercial Spaces

Austin commercial barn door

All right, so this isn’t a home, but we’re mentioning it because barn doors look downright awesome in commercial spaces. Separating parts of a store or eatery, or as a barrier between a lobby and conference rooms – classic barn doors embrace the rustic chic trend that’s huge in commercial spaces.

Sample Barn Doors For Yourself

To see what a sliding barn door can look like in your house, come and get a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Austin. One of our experts will come directly to your home with barn door samples so you can compare from your own home. Just use the form below or give us a call at 512-549-6077 to get started!