ye old barn door
i’ve been spending hours at the drafting table [yes, literally, i'm hand drawing our house plans.] we’re building a small, moderately efficient home in the harsh mountains of colorado. we’re really trying to get the most out of our space, and with views being a major factor in our layout, we’ve ended up with an entry that plops you smack dab into our mudroom. for those of you who don’t have a mudroom, or have never even heard of a mudroom, alas, an explanation. when you live in the mountains, you spend a vast majority of your time outdoors, and 70% of our year is covered in snow. which makes for a lot of mud = a room dedicated to muddy, wet, gross gear is absolutely essential.
problem: our guests will enter where our gear resides. solution: ??? BARN DOORS! i’ve always loved them, wanted them, and now i feel they are a necessity to my some day home. while i keep a tidy home, i know how things can get away from you, and as we want a family someday, well… we all know how that goes. i’ve posted a picture of the entry/mudroom solution- barn doors covering a closet holding shoes/boots/coats/snowpants/bike gear/etc. which can be moved to cover open shelves on either side of it. so instead of walking into our mess, you’ll be blown away by the awesomeness of our barn doors, an unbelievable bench and off the chain piece of bfrancesi artwork hanging in the entry.
now for the fun part
aaaaaaaaaaaand my personal favorite [i know, i may have overdone the examples, but i couldn't help myself]……..