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The home office design plan is complete, the popcorn ceiling is removed, the room is mostly painted, and the new JELD-WEN Barn Door is installed. I’m so excited to share with you the progress we made so far on my husband’s home office makeover! It’s coming along so nicely, and today I’ll be sharing more details on my masculine office design plan and our gorgeous new JELD-Wen barn door.
Masculine Office Design Plan with JELD-WEN Barn Door
Since moving into our new home last July, Matt has patiently been waiting for a place to store his beloved books. You might remember that in our last home, we designed a built-in library in our guest bedroom which also doubled as Matt’s home office. In this home, we decided to use a spare bedroom upstairs to house his new library/office.
I’m a firm believer that form follows function, so anytime I begin a room design I always jot down how the room needs to feel and how we need it to function. It helps my creative process to see on paper exactly what we hope to achieve from the room before I begin picking out colors and furnishings. Here is what we came up with:
- Home office needs to feel cozy, masculine, and conform to a transitional style.
- Home office needs to be able to host team meetings around a table that can also be used for board games, computer work, and plenty of room for papers/projects.
- Home office needs plenty of book storage and good lighting.
- Home office needs firm, comfy, and masculine chairs.
- Home office needs barn door to add whimsy and save space in the room. Barn door needs to provide some noise reduction and allow light to pass through .
Taking all of these items into consideration, here is the mood board I designed based off of our list! I’ll be going into more detail later on of all the products and sources used in the room once the room is complete. For now, let’s talk more about that gorgeous barn door!
Choosing Our Barn Door
When JELD-WEN contacted me about installing one of their barn doors, I didn’t hesitate to say yes! I love barn doors and would easily sprinkle them all throughout the house! What makes JELD-WEN barn doors so cool is their new patent-pending, DesignGlide™ barn door technology. DesignGlide™ hardware has the unique ability to turn any standard-sized 80″ door into a barn door, so you don’t have to reframe the doorway or use custom doors! In our last home, we installed a barn door on our master bathroom and had to completely remove the framing in order to accommodate the door. This isn’t necessary with DesignGlide™! The hardware is available in four different styles: craftsman, old world, contemporary, and farmhouse so you’re able to design the look that matches you. To complement my husband’s contemporary aesthetic, I chose the clear glass MODA™ door with matte black old world hardware.
Installing Our Barn Door
The installation process was relatively easy and painless. We simply followed the enclosed instructions and had our door hung within a few hours. I recommend reading through all of the instructions in their entirety before beginning install and have a partner to help. Installation will go more smoothly if you have all of your tools and supplies organized and ready to go.
I’m thrilled with how it looks and love the hardware! It is sleek, clean, modern, stylish and easy to operate.
One of the pleasant surprises in this barn door hardware is its soft-close technology. Our last barn door sort of slammed shut and was noisy every time it opened and closed. This door works just like our soft-close kitchen cabinet doors, as it gently opens and closes.
And in case you’re wondering what the door looks like from the inside of the room, it is just as beautiful as the outside! The door fits perfectly into our design plan goals of freeing up square footage inside the room while buffering noise and allowing light in from the hallway.
I’m excited to finish this room and share the completed space with you all very soon! In the meantime, I encourage you to think about where you might be able to beautify and update your space with a new barn door. Click here for more information on DesignGlide™.