DIY · Fixer upper · House remodel · Interior decor · Interior decorating · Renovations

Barn or bedroom?

One of the many things that we didn’t like about this house when we bought it was the dreadful master bathroom. Aside from it being REALLY ugly, you literally have to walk through it BEFORE you reach the bedroom. From an aesthetic standpoint, one of the issues with this type of layout is that the bathroom is the first impression of the bedroom. From a functional standpoint, it was problematic as there was not a door between the vanity area and the sleeping quarters, making it impossible to get ready without noise and light flooding the bedroom. This wasn’t a huge problem for Trent as he is the one that gets ready for work at the crack of dawn. I, on the other hand, was fed up with the electric razor wake-up call every morning. Since redoing the entire layout of the master suite didn’t seem practical, we decided to solve part of the problem with a barn door. Lucky for us, barn doors are all the rage right now!

Here is the entrance to our bedroom back when we bought the house:


Here it is post-renovation and barn doorification:



The door came from Home Depot as a kit and included the pre-finished white solid wood door and all the necessary hardware to hang it. My handyman (husband) had it fully installed in less than 2 hours. The door cost around $400.00, which seemed like a pretty good price after we looked into what it would cost to build one from scratch and buy the hanging hardware.

Since barn doors are the home decor hotness right now, we were so excited to need one since we were really wanting one too! I am pleased to tell you that I am now sleeping straight through Trent’s morning routine 🙂


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