With the bedroom now structurally complete, we could now admire our new windows, mezzanine, walls, and exposed wooden beams.
The one thing that was obviously missing however was the door.
Since the vibes from this nearly complete room were boosting our motivation, we found ourselves spending as much time as possible in there enjoying our tea and lunch breaks while admiring our handiwork. With a door in place, we would be able to physically shut ourselves away from the mess of ongoing renovations happening on the other side of the closed door!
With the bedroom mezzanine now in place, we weren’t left with a huge amount of floor space, so we decided to go for a sliding door rather than a swinging door. As we wanted to maximise the amount of space remaining, a sliding door was a great option since they take up a lot less room.
During our research phase, the photos we came across also showed that sliding doors could open a wall up completely, leaving an overall less cluttered and more streamlined impression.We located the specific frame for sliding doors easily enough which we were able to install ourselves following the instructions, however the door itself was a little harder to find. We were looking for a wooden, rustic style which I thought would be easy to locate in France at one of the numerous marchés aux puces…but I was wrong! I ended up ordering one from the British company ‘Heritage Doors and Floors Ltd’ who had a great selection of farmhouse style doors which they were able to ship over to France for a reasonable price.
We were really happy with the final result. When open, the door disappears snugly into the wall like it doesn't exists, leaving one large open space. When closed however, it manages to fully divide the rooms creatng two entirely seperate spaces.
The door handles we bought from ‘Anthropologie’ which we thought finished the look off nicely.