Before & After: It All Started With a Closet...

Before & After: It All Started With a Closet...

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Janel Laban
Sep 13, 2014
(Image credit: Submitted by Nick)

Nick and his wife settled into a basement apartment in San Francisco that simply didn't make the most of the space available. Light was an issue and so was flow. They decided to add a closet to the space and ended up gutting their entire home and starting over...and the results are amazing. Check it out...

(Image credit: Submitted by Nick)
(Image credit: Submitted by Nick)
(Image credit: Submitted by Nick)
(Image credit: Submitted by Nick)


Nick told us:

In 2012 my wife and decided that we need to add a closet in our flat. After a happy encounter with a friends architect we gutted our entire house and spent almost a year between renovating and interior design.

What was once a basement apartment with very little light and even less usable square footage was turned into something clean and open, where we squeeze every inch out of our 900 sq feet.

Scope of Work

  • moved bathroom to center of flat
  • opened up exterior wall to create indoor/outdoor space
  • moved laundry room from back bedroom to bathroom to create built in shelves and storage
  • updated kitchen with more storage and focal shelf to display bowls/glasses/etc
  • repurposed entry to create eat in area and accent wall


Thanks, Nick!

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