We love a good before and after home transformation, and this one will make you rethink the current state of your attic. On June 21st, Joserin Cabrera (Twitter user @yagirljoss) tweeted “anyways my dad built my mom a closet in the attic” along with four photos that showcase the incredible transformation.
The tweet went viral, and now has over 436,000 likes at the time of writing. Maryland-based company Remodeling & Design LLC created the closet, which can be seen in a room tour on their Instagram account. We spoke to Rodolfo Cabrera, the owner of Remodeling & Design LLC, to learn what inspired this transformation, and how it came to be.
Cabrera, who is from Guatemala, has been working in the home remodeling business for 15 years and created his company four years ago. The transformation took around three weeks to complete, and it cost approximately $25,000 to $30,000. As for the inspiration behind this closet, Cabrera tells House Beautiful, “Honestly, my wife and I needed more space for our clothes. One day I went up to my attic and I began to think ‘Wow, we have all this empty space that we can transform into something else.’”
The process began with a “clean up [of] the attic since it was dirty,” then, Cabrera and his employees “did the framing, electrical, hanging up the drywall, plastering, and doing the ceiling design with the LED [lights].” They also installed built-in shelves and moved furniture from the master bedroom into the closet. Clearly, Cabrera’s “creativity just took over.” The materials used were “2×4 woods, drywall, insulation, electrical wire, LED strip light, recessed lights, and paint.” Wood was used “to make the shelves and laminate for the floor. A split AC unit was also installed so we didn’t have to run ducts all the way up there,” says Cabrera.
The most challenging part was “doing the stairs since they are only attached to one wall so we needed to add as much support as we could to that one side.” Well, we love this metamorphosis so much that we might just look into transforming our own attics!
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