Part of every woman’s dream-life fantasy is to have a spacious walk-in closet where she could channel her inner reality-TV star (and fashion icon). Women love space, even when we don’t have so many possessions, and to have an entire room filled with cabinets, drawers, and shelves to stack your things is a real dream come true.
One loving husband knew what his wife’s girly fantasy was, and he went to impressive lengths to make it come alive . Also, he’d get to stack some of his own stuff in there, so why not? A Twitter user named Joserin Cabrera posted before and after photos of the attic in her home with the caption: “[A]nyways my dad built my mom a closet in the attic.” Of course, it went wildly viral within and beyond the platform and was featured on Fox News. People love a good attic re-do.
Joserin shared four photos of the remodeling in her post. The first was a picture of an abandoned attic with worn flooring and a sad appearance. The second one featured the work-in-progress as the walls, ceilings, and floors had been nicely redone. The last two photos were astonishing shots of the final results, featuring a classy walk-in closet complete with enough storage space to serve the couple. It also had a window overlooking the street at the end of one wall, with a lovely chair and table off to the sides.
The rusty old attic had simply been transformed into one of the most gorgeous closets you’d see this year.
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From nothing to everything
Cabrera owns the Maryland-based Remodeling & Design LLC, a home remodeling company based in Maryland. He’d been in the business for 15 years and certainly knew his way around turning unappealing rooms to dreamy locations.
“Honestly, my wife and I needed more space for our clothes,” Rodolfo Cabrera told House Beautiful. “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 entire project cost him about $25,000 to $30,000.
The remodeling team started by clearing out the attic of old items and cleaning it up thoroughly. Then they did the framing, rewired the electrical connections, redid the ceiling, hung up drywall, plastering, and also installed LED lights. They went on to install shelves and cabinets into the wall and move in some classy furniture from the master bedroom. Finally, they installed a Spilt Unit Air Conditioner and moved on to the next phase.
Cabrera says the toughest part of the projects was getting the staircase done. The old attic’s staircase was attached to only one part of the wall, “so we needed to add as much support as we could to that one side.”
A day after Joserin posted photos of the attic, her father’s company followed up with photos of the staircase and it was just as stunning as the room it led up to.
The hilarious reactions on Twitter would certainly help the Cabreras appreciate their excellent closet a lot more. Nearly every lady wanted a dad or husband like Rodolfo Cabrera, and it’s no wonder why.
One comment read: “It’s her new hibernating spot. A chair in there too? Mama’s never leaving.”
Another lady commented: “Nice, is your Dad seeing anyone?”
Yes. His wife.
More ladies falling in love: “My jaw literally dropped My God, this is too dope! Your daddy is the blueprint and whoever you marry better be able to match this type of energy!”
Can we all just have our significant others randomly transforming creepy attics into fancy closets? No pressure though. Just saying.
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- Claire Gillispie. Man Transformed Unfinished Attic Into Dream Closet For His Wife. Simple Most. https://www.simplemost.com/man-transformed-attic-closet-for-wife/ Retrieved 28-07-2020
- Mary Elizabeth Andriotis. This Husband Transformed an Unfinished Attic Into His Wife’s Dream Closet. House Beautiful. https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/home-makeovers/a32950577/attic-closet-transformation-twitter/ Retrieved 28-07-2020