We recently did a few updates to our master bedroom decor (you can see more of that post HERE). While I am happy with everything we’ve done so far, there’s one thing that has been missing.
When we designed and built our home, we didn’t add a door to our master bathroom. Not because we wanted it to be open, but because I didn’t want a door to swing into our room. As you can see, our tub is just inside the bathroom so it didn’t work for it to swing into the bathroom either.
We have a transom window above the opening to the bathroom to create a transition in the ceiling texture. You can read more about why that was needed HERE in my post on money saving tips for your dream bath.
I’ve always had a plan for this opening, that I kept to myself. Only because my “to do” or “wish list” is never ending! Every time I say to my husband “you know what we should do?” I get the eye roll, because it always means work for him ;).
Well shortly after we finished the master bedroom update, we were laying in bed and he asked me why we didn’t put a door on the bathroom. Apparently he doesn’t like it when I stay up late, then flip on the light to get ready for bed (trust me, he pays me back when he gets up for work at 5 am!) I told him I had always wanted to put a barn door in, he immediately said “why haven’t we done it then?” Um, what?! If I had known he would have been on board so quickly I would have done it a long time ago!
He told me to get it ordered and that was that! I knew it would be a simple task, all I had to do was call Artisan Hardware. We had a door made for our theater room last yr and love how it turned out! Artisan hardware was so easy to work with, I chose their Artisan two panel door, then gave them the name of the stain I wanted to use.
Artisan Hardware is a local company to me, but a majority of their business is online shipping to the US and Canada. While I am happy to be supporting one of our local businesses, their goal is to make every transaction feel like you purchased from a local store down the street. They are there every step of the way to guide you, from designing to installing your door.
I went to their site and searched through over 20 door styles to find the perfect fit for my master bedroom. Contrary to what some may think, barn doors aren’t only for a rustic or casual setting. Their designers work tirelessly to keep up with the latest trends and they have a great selection of doors to fit any style.
For my master bedroom, I knew I wanted a sophisticated look. I thought about using the 3 panel Craftsman door because it matches my interior doors. However, I had some challenges with having a single sliding door, so I called them to see if they could make me some custom doors. I explained to them what my challenges were and what I was looking for and they sent me some drawings. After coming up with the original design, they came back to me and felt like some changes were needed so the construction of the door wouldn’t be compromised. Their craftsmanship is second to none and I felt confident in their judgement.
After making the changes, they sent me the final draft before they started, then sent regular updates throughout the process. Including final photos before shipping (or in my case pick up).
The end product turned out better than I could have imagined!
We chose to go with the Classic top mount hardware, and while they have a selection of door pulls we opted to go without for the time being.
My interactions with the Artisan team have been so positive, I referred one of my friends and her husband (who also happens to be a home builder) to them. They went down and ordered some doors and were able to get a tour of their facilities and were extremely impressed! I would recommend them to anyone who is thinking about adding a barn door. Head to their site Artisanhardware.com to design your own door!
Any questions about Items found in my master bedroom can be found in posts mentioned above. I’d be happy to answer any other questions you have!
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