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 view...an escape better than the Bahama's 5 start hotel!

 

Sporting Life Ottawa received 4 barn doors for Christmas

Now that we are in July and it's so hot, it makes me think about the bitterly cold day of December 1st when Sporting life Ottawa received 4 early Christmas gifts, 2 in red and 2 in black. The cottage feel that Sporting Life is known for has just top the scale once these four doors were installed. This distressed red barn door on the Heavy Metal hardware covers up the access opening of the display window.

The other red door, also covering access to the display window

Far view of both red doors on the main floor.

The two black barn doors are for the fitting room upstairs, both to cover an access to the window display.

The black is great with the wooden fitting stalls and that light grey pattern rug.

 

Summerhill Optical is seeing barn doors

Located on a residential street minutes from Summerhill subway station, this amazing optical clinic (summerhilloptometry.com) will having you seeing all things beautiful! They have the most exotic and beautiful glasses frames I have ever seen. And all these frames are sitting there in this stunningly hip space---eclectic and elegant at the same time. And to top off the beauty of the space, Dr. Naeem has asked us to create doors to cover an unsightly nook that houses electrical panels. These bypassing barn doors covers a nook right in front of the store that houses electrical panels. Now they are the center of attention!

I'm not kidding about the amazing frames you'll find here. There are even frames made of wood. Those are my favorite!

The space is filled with personality but still retains a sense of minimalism and tranquility.

Not only is the space where you want to come to have your eyes checked and feast on the frames, but you'll enjoy your time with Dr. Naeem and his staff--amazing customer service. I know because I've seen it while I was there photographing, and through working with Dr. Naeem on the barn door.

One last look at the barn door. As you can see, the horizontal lines of the barn boards mimic the horizontal lines of the shelves for the frames creating an echo that bounces back and forth across the walls.

The walnut slab door feels right at home in this gorgeous art-filled loft

Wanting to replace a old sliding door for the front closet, our client asked for our opinion. After seeing the space, nothing speaks louder than a solid walnut slab door with horizontal planks on the stainless steel barn door hardware. At the end of the loft is a built-in bookshelf that was also made of walnut, so we thought we would have a dialogue going with the walnut pieces. As it turns out,the newly renovated kitchen area also has walnut cabinetry.

Oh, and did I mention the art? Both Rock and I were so overwhelmed by the art in this loft that was hard to focus on the question at hand -- the barn door. It's like going to a gallery, except this was in someone's home, and so the curated collection was much more interesting . No wonder this loft was featured in Designlines magazine.

There it is. I can't say anything more. It's just simply stunning, and those black shoes on the steps...is it art? or is it function? See what I mean about it being much more interesting a gallery?

The walnut flows  nicely with the orange front door. The loft is being re-design by Eduardo and his team at www.aagency.ca. I like the orange so much I called Eduardo to ask for the code. We ended up painting the door we displayed at the Interior Design Show this orange.

This picture doesn't do justice, but your senses and brain get a stimulation rush in this place.

Rock always has to make his way into my picture somehow. I love that black piece that looks like a double tobacco pipe.  And of course the door. The horizontal planks leads the eye into the loft where all the excitement awaits...

 

 

Sculpting a door out of barn boards and having it revolve in the middle of a house.

Building, making, and constructing a door is what we normally do, but sculpting one and have it revolve in the middle of a house takes a bit more work than we're used to. But our client wanted just that. The door then became a sculpture and a room divider for this modern home in Bayview and Steeles The door is 7" thick, over 6' wide and 7' high.

Take a look for yourself and see if this is really a barn board door or a barn board sculpture?

Rock is getting the revolving hardware in place, while my brother is cutting out some baseboards to make room for the door. No need to mention here how big the door is.

Ta-ra! i's in place and now rotates if you push it.

Behind the door is the kitchen and dining area, and in front of it is a sitting area and an office.

 

This is view from kitchen and dining area.

 

When the door is revolved to a position that it cuts the opening in half.

The red clock is where the office is.

Here is a view when it in a position of closing the opening.

Last one, that's Rock's pony tail.

If you like to have a revolving door in your house, talk to us! 

A 600sqf Condo is Not Shy from Style...Especially with the Help of the Barn Doors

The entrance to the bedroom is left opened in this small condo, so to create privacy at the same time as adding some really cool elements to the space, our clients have opted for the Union Jack double barn doors stained grey. Our clients have really nice sense of style with striped sheet pattern which goes so well with these panel barn doors.

Union Jack Doors have become the focal point of the condo and look at that rug beside it...it's perfect pairing for a sense of unexpectedness.

Because our client does not have a full length mirror in the condo, they thought it would work out nicely if the bathroom is sliding barn door mirror. And so we made it happen.

 

Here is the side where you get to see a bit of the bathroom. What an ingenious idea for a bathroom door!

Bypass Panel Glass Doors for Closet in a Victorian Home Downtown Toronto

Hello closet doors! Being without closet doors can be unsettling, especially if your closet is not the most organized...like mine. But our client's closet seems quite neat, hence he is so bold to go with the frosted glass panels (I wouldn't even venture there). These are doors on the telescopic bypass hardware. We had to install this because it is tricky installing door so that they slide and nestle on the adjacent wall.

You can still make out what's inside, but it does a neat job at diffusing closet stuff into something that might look artsy.

Notice the exposed brick wall, very nice with the sliding barn doors.

 

 

A Touch of Farmhouse Makes this Dreamy Nursery Official

Up, up on the 29th floor of a modern condo in Mississauga, a nursery is complete with the addition of the barn door. This nursery was a den before, and now with a beautiful barn door, it has upgraded itself to the "second bedroom" status. That's good news for resale time. We had to create a headspace with a woodblock in order for the heavy metal barn door hardware track to be mounted on. And the result is a touch of farm house in this dreamy white on white nursery.

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Black flush pulls were installed for the door. As you can see the adjacent interior door, the barn door was made to mimic the paneling those doors.

Before the barn door revolution.

An Update to the Industrial Office Loft

I finally got a chance to see this awesome office in Liberty village for myself. And it's gorgeous! Now that the furniture and the company's logo is up www.pinkelephantmarkerting.ca, everything works together to make this an office to awe over. The original post is here As you enter, this is what you are greeted with!

Inside the board room where the barn door is used for the entrance, you see this! It's like working under heaven's light (the skylight window really helps)

Doesn't it look like heaven is looking down inside this board room?

Here is a close up of the handle for the door.

Close up of the aluminum hardware.

 

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 (www.khadesign.ca) 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 houzz.com 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 kazikreno@hotmail.com

This Condo in Barrie gets a Sleek Barn Door

Wanting a Scandinavian look, our client asked us to build a beech slab barn door with stainless steel hardware for their laundry room...fancy! Yes, behind this door is a laundry room. It is beside the kitchen and across from the dinning/living room.

A closer look, and the blue accent wall is so beautiful with the colour of the natural beech door.

 

 

This is the finished door in our workshop waiting to go get installed in Barrie.

If you want to add some sleek and function to your condo space like this, talk to us!