Breezeway largely made of Douglas Fir

When our client wanted to build another house beside their house for their son's family, they wanted a breezeway that would connect the two houses. But they didn't want to cover up the view or access to the backyard. So the solution is to put two large barndoors across the openings. You can walk right through to the backyard in the summer when these doors will be kept mostly open.

Yes, the house is too big for my camera. If I stood back any further, I would have fallen into bushes.


We also made the entry door to the new house out of Douglas Fir.

From the backyard looking into the front.


Closer look at entry door.

Details. This is the connecting line where two doors were made into one large one.

Late in the day. This is from the stand point where family from the new house would begin to walk to the old house.

That white door at the end is where you would enter the old house.


Closed off for the night.

An old factory loft becomes homey with the barn door transformation

And old factory in New Market has been turned info beautiful living lofts. But what is missing in these lofts are the real barn doors that truly transforms the space. We retrofitted three openings in this two-bedroom unit, two openings with double doors, and one single door closet, and home couldn't be cozier.

This is one set of the double biparting doors for the second bedroom. How lovely are these doors with that ceiling!

On the other side of the room is the master bed and there is another set of double biparting doors as the entrance.

Inside the master bed is the single door for the closet.

View from outside the master bedroom .

From inside the master bed, it is absolutely gorgeous. The frosted glass provide privacy at the same time adds light.

If you lay on the master bed, and look out, this would be your escape better than the Bahama's 5 start hotel!


An Eclectic Home Makes a Bold Move with Two Yellow Barn Doors

Say hello to yellow, the Danforth! Just look at this main floor closet covered with two brightly painted barn door on our bypass system. The two doors are are 7' high, made out of poplar and painted a curry spice yellow.yellow_Z_door_bypass_02



If you would like us to build the barn doors and install a bypass system for your closet, contact us!

The Love for Barn Doors is Undeniable in This Complete House Reno in Bloor West Village

A charming house in Bloor West Village gets a complete gut from top to basement bottom, and renewed with a new love, the barn doors! The space was designed by architect Kate Harrison ( and architect Andrew Edmundson with smart space saving ideas and a tons arresting features. The barn doors of course act as both: space saving and arresting features. All four bedrooms up stairs have sliding doors for the closets, with modern grey and see through slats doors. All doors are designed by Kate Harrison, made and installed by us! We also got a chance to work with a really great contractor, Kazik (you know how hard it is to find one) from Kazik Contracting and Renovations LTD.

This is one of the bedroom's closet. The simple horizontal slats is just perfect to hide closet stuff. So sleek and modern.

The closet before the doors are installed.

This is the master bedroom closet with three sliding doors. The ensuite is also a barn door, but it is sliding on the Heavy Metal barn door hardware.

This is the en-suite door on the Heavy Metal. The door is made like a panel door, and no see-through slats, for obvious reasons.

We are now arriving in the basement of the house and first peak is the barn door.

Second peak is whole hallway adorned with barn doors on both sides. They were all special installed with that the wood block with not behind the track.

A closer look on one side of the hallway


On the other side of the hallway

So, after 14 barn doors installed, I can safely say love is in the house (that's love for the barn doors, if that's wasn't made clear from the beginning).

You can read our review on from Kate here

If you would like to have your space redesigned with the modern barn doors in mind, talk to Kate, if you would like barn doors, talk to us! And if you would like a great contrator contact


Tucked somewhere near Mount Pleasant is a little house that's got gorgeously big style! The owner wanted to replace her closet doors that don't work well, her powder room door that gets in the way of another entrance, and to add a door to the basement to create a private oasis. One by one, we installed the barn doors to these openings and the result...a wow reaction from anyone walking into the house. I'll take you through each install and see for yourself if you wouldn't love to have your house transformed like this! When you open the front door, you are greeted with these walnut framed mirror sliding doors on the bypass system. Just look how beautifully the walnut blends with everything in the place. That is the beauty of walnut.

It does help that the owner has got big style herself! I was enthralled with the unexpected ways she's designed her space, like painting the fireplace wall a neon orange. The art on the walls were intriguing to say the least.

I have to say photography as art is the most interesting to me, and there are many to be interested about, including an Edward Burtynsky in the back wall there.


And then your eyes are led to the maple slab door for the powder room just straight ahead.

As you can see, entering the front entrance, your eyes first catches the walnut mirror closet and then to the maple slab door.

The powder room hinged door posed a problem, when it opens, it blocks the entrance to the basement, making it awkward and annoying. But with the sliding door, all of that is resolved.

Because the floor is maple, we decided to made the door maple and the planks be vertical to lead the eyes from the floor up to the door. It also goes nicely with the maple stairs. Notice the other two owners looking down at me!

This is the before, where a hinged door was in place.  You can see it, but when the door is open, it blocks the stairs to the basement and side door.


The door open to reveal the powder room.

From where the powder room is, we move down to the basement where a big yellow X door awaits us.

As you can see the door here covers the entrance we just entered.


We horseshoe hardware goes nicely with the X pattern door. The owner loves horses and she also rides them, so having a stunner like this door on the horseshoe is nice gesture to that.

Did anyone wonder how we got such a big door down the basement? The door was made and competed in the workshop, it was then literally cut in half before the installation. Once brought down stairs, the halves were assembled back together and finished to look like one door again!

This is what it looked like before. Notice there is no overhead where sliding hardware track can be mounted.  Rock had to install a beam across the opening to make this work.

As you can see, the door closes off so that the whole basement becomes like a hotel for the guests. There is a Murphy bed behind the cabinets in the back. Now who wouldn't want to the guest here?

Completely closed off.

If you would like a makeover that will change the way you (and everyone else) look at your house, contact us!