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You may remember that at our last house we had a couple of different barn doors – the dark wood barn door we built and the two white ones that we installed less than a year before we moved.
Because I love the look and function of barn doors so much, I’ve been trying and trying to figure out where to put a barn door in this house for the last year. The main floor is almost all open concept and anywhere it’s not, doesn’t suit a sliding door (i.e. there’s a wall in the way). The basement has several bulkheads which make the doorways smaller than average, and therefore unsuitable for a barn door too.
Which left us with the upstairs and our master bedroom to be specific.
A Barn Door on Our Master Bedroom/Ensuite Doorway
We are thankful to have a master ensuite at this house. It’s not huge, and it’s still looks like it belongs in 1999. But it’s private, it has a soaker tub and it’s just ours. No kids allowed. The biggest non-cosmetic problem was that the small door swung INTO the bathroom, effectively reducing the usable space quite a bit. It was the perfect spot for a barn door!
(Please ignore the hideous bathroom – it’s on the list!)
The door is the Renin unfinished pine Salinas with Easy Glide Soft Close (’cause you know, middle of the night bathroom trips and a loud door are no good!).
We also added the Barn Door Privacy Latch too, of course. Technically I think it’s supposed to go on the other side of the door jamb, but the doorway is super narrow and Dean and I didn’t want to catch ourselves on it when we walked through. So we improvised.
We may or may not add a finish to the door at some point down the road. But for now I’m loving the raw wood detail.
Now I REALLY can’t wait to update the rest of our master bedroom in the New Year!
Do you have any barn doors at your house? Or maybe somewhere you COULD put one?