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Husband Transforms Dingy Attic Into Dream Walk In Wardrobe For His Wife

Husband Transforms Dingy Attic Into Dream Walk In Wardrobe For His Wife

We've always fantasised about having an MTV Cribs style walk-in wardrobe - the kind that you could get lost in.

One doting husband created that very thing for his wife, building the closet of her dreams in just three weeks.

Rodolfo Cabrera, 40, from Maryland, USA, transformed the attic of his home, which he shares with Idaly Cabrera, 37 and their daughter Josdallana, turning it into an incredible black and white closet.

What the space looked like before (Credit: Jam Press)
What the space looked like before (Credit: Jam Press)
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The final space has everything you could want from a walk-in wardrobe, including heaps of cupboard space, multiple draws, chairs for lounging on and a chic colour scheme.

Umm, can we have one of these installed for ourselves, please?!

Idaly even got her own handbag wall! (Credit: Jam Press)
Idaly even got her own handbag wall! (Credit: Jam Press)

Talking about the project with Jam Press, Rodolfo explained: "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'."

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Incredibly, the transformation took only three weeks from start to finish using supplies from home depot and other local decorating stores.

For the closet, Rodolfo installed a 2x4 timber for the wall framing before plastering a drywall on top (Credit: Jam Press)
For the closet, Rodolfo installed a 2x4 timber for the wall framing before plastering a drywall on top (Credit: Jam Press)

Rodolfo is already a dab hand at DIY and owns a construction company named Remodeling and Design LLC, based in Maryland.

All in all, he spent around $30,000 (£24,400) on labour and materials and hired a team of workers to help him finish up the task.

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For the closet, Rodolfo installed a 2x4 timber for the wall framing before plastering a drywall on top.

Next he installed the shelves, made out of wooden planks, and painting the entire closet in shades of soft grey for a sleek, contemporary look.

Next he installed the shelves, made out of wooden planks, and painting the entire closet in shades of grey (Credit: Jam Press)
Next he installed the shelves, made out of wooden planks, and painting the entire closet in shades of grey (Credit: Jam Press)

A PVC laminate applied to the entire floor completes the closet.

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Speaking about the process, Rodolfo said: "I spent an estimate of $25,000 to $30,000 on labour and material.

"My workers helped me out and they got paid for the help. For the closet, I used 2x4 for the framing and a drywall to build the walls.

"I then had the drywall plastered and got it ready for the shelves and paint.

Seriously, look at all the storage space! (Credit: Jam Press)
Seriously, look at all the storage space! (Credit: Jam Press)
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"The shelves were made out wood planks. I used PVC laminate for the floor, which is a wood looking plank but it's made out of plastic and other materials. It's also waterproof."

What a transformation! Rodolfo, we salute you.

Featured Image Credit: Jam Press

Topics: Life News, Home, DIY, Interiors

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Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.