Before & After: Wilson's Converted Storage Space

Before & After: Wilson's Converted Storage Space

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Name:
Wilson
Location:
Austin, TX
Division:
U.S. Owner
My room makeover::
I call our story "Married. With Housemates." My husband bought a property on the Greenbelt in Austin, TX with two other people and we decided to rent out the other rooms in the house for additional income. It was great for a while but after we got married, I thought, "Ok, this is silly, we need a space that we can call our own!" So we moved. 10 feet away. We decided to renovate the 24' x 26' storage space behind the house into a living space. 2 months of design and financing, 4 months of construction and 8 months of weekend finishing up the final touches and we made it! (And we're still married!)
My makeover advice::
Choose your contractor wisely! They can either make or break the project. Our contractor, Ernest Esparza, was absolutely incredible. His ideas really helped bring the project to a whole new level. Also, listen to your friends. They know you and your aesthetic (sometimes better than you do) and can help you make good decisions.
What I love most about my new space::
Our deck! It's really the heart of our home.
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