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!

A Couple of Barn Doors in Sophisticated Lawrence Mannor's Home

Wanting a barn door to lead into a bathroom from a hallway, Designer Alyce Drenth from Creative Avenues asked for a tall panel door with custom staining to match the vanity and the tub box.  This creates an unexpected element to the reserved surrounding. This door seems to be towering the other more traditional doors in the house creates an interesting scale comparison for the eyes. That's my brother in law showing off the door after he helped Rock install it.


The door is made of beech wood and sliding on the Heavy Metal.


That's what it looks like closed. You just have to open it to reveal a bathroom beyond`

Downstairs, there is a double X door that slides between the kitchen and the front lobby giving the house a stunning conversational piece as the guests walk in. You'll never be caught in an awkward silent again for any of your house parties.

This double X door is sliding on the top mount stainless steel hardware. My brother in law again is showing off his sliding skills :)


This is the front lobby side when the doors are closed. Pretty!

If you would like to make statement pieces with the barn door for your house, please contact us!


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!


The Spoke Wheels have Spoken...the Mudroom/Living Room Ultimate Treatment!

I wish I had this mudroom, it is such an elegant, yet cozy, and I can imagine that home-sweet-home feeling walking in to this. The best part though, is the barn door that acts as an entrance to the living room from there. Wouldn't you love to have this whole set up? Just like the magazine isn't it?


The stainless steel hardware is so lovely with the blue on the wall, and the white on the door!


Rock just doing his usual testing. The Spoke wheels here is what makes the whole thing so gorgeous and sweet. nice to be in this space. What is Rock doing there?

You can watch this barn door in motion here

If you would like Rock (and maybe me) to be in your space installing your dream barn me! I can make it happen!

Turn Your Den into a Second Bedroom with the Barn Door

This is the second time we encounter a situation where the den in the condo is turned into a second/guest bedroom.  The first time is here. Because the opening for these dens are usually large, and there isn't enough wall space for one large door to slide over, the solution comes from our telescopic bypassing barn door system. Isn't that just gorgeous!  Now this condo can be listed as having a second bedroom...and the hipness of the place shoots up. This can be very attractive for potential buyers from this trendy and beautiful neighbourhood...High Park.

My first time being back on the scene after the birth of our second baby is refreshing, I love photographing the spaces where the barn doors have made their mark.  It is truly a transformation.


Rock passing by.

Rock and his father making adjustments.

View from the main bedroom.  Wouldn't you be envious if you had to look at this view every time you step out of your bedroom?

If you would like to turn your den into a second bedroom with style: talk to us!

The Union Jack Flag is UP Again!

Remodeling their master bed to make room for a walk-in closet, our client chose to have barn doors for the entrance to give their room a cool element.  Well, their goal is accomplished!  You may have remember we did a union jack flag door for our client in Whitby awhile back, that was one door on the horseshoe hardware, now there are two doors coming together to make the flag.  This time, the doors are sliding on the Heavy Metal bi-parting barn door hardware. These are not just any barn doors, they become the Union Jack Flag when closed, and that's what makes them so cool

The door is also hand distress to give a more rustic look.  Now I'm envious of the walk-in closet, wow, so neat, and spacious...something rare for any closets.

If you like to raise the Union Jack Flag via barn doors, talk to us!

Red Barn Doors inside 66 Lansdowne, Toronto is a building company that got the Heavy Metal barn door hardware for their awesome renovation of a house on Lansdowne. Great choice of colour for the doors, it makes the place hip and fun and gallery like.  Yes, this house (a duplex) is up for sale, check it out in Toronto Life! I just love the red doors, it's a killer red! I think I must have commented on the colour every 20 minutes when I first saw pictures of the place, and it was starting to drive Rock a little nut.  But I must live out the typical blabbing wife role, it's the best thing next to shoes! It is verbal therapy.

Don't you want that red barn door in your kitchen? For a pantry, it would be perrrfect!

This red barn door in the hallway is for the bathroom.  It echo nicely with all the art in this living room!

Contact us for more info on the barn door hardware, and enjoy reading through this Lansdowne project by Dept356.



Lionfish Developments is the New Hip Spot on Dupont and Ossington!

I was in love with the space when Rock brought home the pictures to show me after his installation at Lionfish Developments's new office at Dupont and Ossington.  I no longer go on installations with him due to the arrival of baby number 2.  I wait at home to see the finished installs in images. Isn't this such a cool space?  Notice that walnut slab door. It's on stainless steel hardware.

I have to give it to Valery, principal designer of the firm on the way she chooses lighting.  There is something unconventional and  bold about her choices.

That pendant is quirky, and charming and just goes perfect with that sliding walnut door!

If you would like this stunning walnut door in your space, contact us!

Sliding Barn Door for a Basement Oasis

Our client has a really cool and fun basement with lots to play with.  But they also have a storage room for bicycles, to add more fun and cool factor to the space, our client wanted us to put up a solid slab door on the barn door hardware! If you were to walk down this basement, wouldn't you just want to hang out there forver?

Looks like all the fun is store away in fashion!  Who wouldn't want the door to their storage room be a slab sliding barn door?

If you want that storage room to have a cool and functional door, let us know!

Maple Slab Door on Stainless Steel for Under Stairway Storage

What a great idea!  Our client chose solid maple door to match with his floors, and the stainless steel barn door door is very sleek and goes nicely with the stainless steel appliances since the door leads into the kitchen. Under stairway storage has a beautiful maple slab door sliding on the stainless steel barn door hardware.




If you would like a maple slab door on the sliding barn door hardware to make use of a small useless space, talk to us! 

White Shaker Style Sliding Barn Door to Make a Bedroom in Thornhill

Wanting to turn the living room into a bedroom, our client decided to put up a sliding barn door.  As you can see, it is a big opening, and the shaker Z door is just perfect. The simplicity of this door and the way it is used to divide the kitchen and the lliving sure makes a statement.

My father in law doing some touching up with the paint.  Noticed it's a kitchen right outside.  And the shaker style door goes really well with the cabinets.

Just making sure everything has been touched up.

Do you want a Z shaker style door to make a statement in your space while being functional?  Talk to us! We'll make it happen.



The Horseshoe Barn Door Hardware in Whitby

After ten years of vining and yearning for a barn door sliding on horseshoe barn door hardware, it has finally come down to one Saturday in November when our client can walk down her staircase to the full glory of exactly that! This door was made to look like the Union Jack flag and our client wanted it to slide on the horseshoe hardware.

View from on the top of the stairs.  This door was actually hand distressed and then stained to make it look like old wood.

Would you like to make your barn door dream come true?  We can help make it happen! Contact us!

Small is Beautiful!

For a beautifully renovated small bachelor in Toronto, our client chose to have the bathroom door be the sliding barn door.  It saves space and it's a stunning piece to greet the guests and the owner as they walk in the front door. As you can see, the barn board colours goes so well with the colours in the bathroom...such a nice flow!

A look from inside the bathroom.  I just love the contrast of the cold tiles to the warm wood.


This door is special in that the barn boards are alternating to create that nice colour tones.  Usually, barn boards are grey on one side, and brown on the other.  The grey side is the side that is exposed to the sun, and the other side faces inside in the barn.  By alternating the boards, you have both sides of the door the same, instead of grey on one side and brown on the other.  I have to credit this to the creative thinking of our client!

Rock always has to be somewhere around the finished installation.  Yes, we know you good!

Are you ready to add a beautiful barn door to your space?  Contact us and get one custom made just for you!

Custom Home Office in Forest Hill, Toronto

This is not your ordinary home office, it is made with much thought and style. The dominating wood element here goes very well with the location of the house, Forest Hill! came up with the design of the entire office and contacted us to have it built, from the sliding barn door, to the shelves, to the desk and the counter top, to the installation of the units and lighting, we were asked to make it happen, and look! It happened. After completion of the installation, it took two days and lots of hard work to mae this happen


Look from the other side and seeing the other wall with cabinets, a counter top and shelves.

closer look at the the wall with the counter top.

closer look at the desk.  It is the most distressed piece here and it sure does make a statement.


Feeling pretty good after the installation.  Do you wonder why the room looks so clean after the install?  it's because we clean up after ourselves every time!

Now are you inspired enough to get a home office going?