This Attic Was Transformed Into The Closet of Our Dreams

At House Beautiful, we love a good before and after home transformation, and this will make you rethink the current state of your attic. On June 21, Joserin Cabrera tweeted (Twitter user @yagirljoss) “Anyway, my dad built a closet for my mom in the attic,” along with four photos showing the incredible transformation. The tweet went viral and has over 436,000 likes at the time of writing. Maryland-based Remodeling & Design LLC created the wardrobe, which can be seen on their Instagram account in a room tour. We spoke to Rodolfo Cabrera, owner of Remodeling & Design LLC, to find out what inspired this transformation and how it came about.

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Originally from Guatemala, Cabrera has been involved in home remodeling for 15 years and founded his company four years ago. The redesign took about three weeks and cost about $ 25,000 to $ 30,000. As inspiration for this closet, Cabrera says to House Beautiful, “To be honest, my wife and I needed more space for our clothes. One day I went to my attic and started thinking, “Wow, we have all this empty space that we can turn into something else.”

The process started with a “clean up” [of] the attic, because it was dirty ”, then Cabrera and his employees“ carried out the framing, the electrics, the hanging of the drywall, the plastering and the ceiling design with the LED [lights]. They also installed built-in shelves and moved furniture from the master bedroom to the closet. Obviously, Cabrera’s “creativity has just taken over”. The materials used were “2×4 pieces of wood, drywall, insulation, electrical cables, LED light strips, built-in lights and paint”. Wood was used to make the shelves and the laminate for the floor. A split AC unit was also installed so we didn’t have to lay any ducts up there, ”says Cabrera.

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The hardest part was “doing the stairs since they are only attached to one wall so we had to add as much support as possible to that one side.” Well, we love this metamorphosis so much that we might try to make our own Transform attics!

Watch the closet come to life here.

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Mary Elizabeth Andriotis is a New York based home decor and culture writer.

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