New Lock Adds Privacy to Barn Doors
A clever and handsome solution to the barn door lockability issue.
Barn doors have become tremendously popular in recent years, especially to divide master suites, but have always had one drawback: until now, you couldn’t lock them without a makeshift solution, as an executive at INOX discovered to her embarrassment. After her child interrupted her bath, the benefits of creating a privacy feature became apparent. The Privacy Lock for Barn Doors, which debuted at Design & Construction Week 2018, fulfilled that mandate. It works with a turn lock installed in the jamb that lines up with the door when it’s closed.
- Comes in six finishes (polished and satin stainless-steel, satin brass, satin chrome, oil-rubbed bronze, and black)
- ADA-friendly lever option for turn lock available
- $88 to $98
Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, is a San Diego-based, NKBA-certified, independent kitchen and bath designer and the author of New Kitchen Ideas That Work (The Taunton Press, 2012) and New Bathroom Idea Book (The Taunton Press, 2004). Her website can be found at jgkitchens.com.