Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Transforming Kitchen to Office to Nursery with a Bonus Closet

Yes - you read the title to this post correctly.  Kitchen.  Then Office.  Now Nursery.  And what they call a closet but I call it a dreamy dressing room.

First - congratulations to Jason and Abby from Rough Housing with the Rogers!  They have a new little guy born just last week!

Back to the room in their nearly 100 year old house located in an upstairs mother-in-law suite/apartment.  It's a tiny kitchenette.  Here it is before when they purchased their house. 

Jason and Abby didn't have a need for an upstairs kitchen since their home was no longer 2 apartments.  Enter Jason and his demo skills and it became an office (with a dresser since closet space is limited in old houses)...

Once baby Austin was on the way, plans for a nursery began to take place. Wall space was awkward in the little room.  The 'kitchen cabinets while handy as a source of storage took up valuable wall space and were removed.  The tiny closet was covered to allow for more space (don't panic - there is a closet surprise coming up).


In progress:


Jason and Abby built an enclosed porch onto the first floor to create a space for a walk-in closet upstairs off of the baby's room!  Brilliant!  Doing the work themselves (obviously a little more DIY-skilled and talented than the average person), they saved a lot of money. 

They recycled the carpet from the nursery to use in the closet and Jason built the walk-in closet shelving himself. 

Here is the the awesome walk-in closet/dressing room and nursery finished.  Gorgeous! Envious?  Yea, me too!

Hard to believe that same space was a kitchen and then office!

Check out the above projects at:




Then, as if that isn't enough to motivate you to change a kitchen into a dressing room (tempting, isn't it? haha), they're sharing their $3500 DIY kitchen makeover.  These two are DIY super heroes.  

Click here to see the kitchen before, progress, more after photos and all of their details on how their kitchen went from this:


To this...

What they did:
  • Complete demo
  • Tray ceiling
  • Staining and installing new cabinets
  • Tile backsplash
  • New light fixture
  • New countertops
  • New appliances
  • Okay - pretty much everything!

There are more amazing DIY projects over at Rough Housing with the Rogers including a guest bedroom makeover, complete bathroom gut and walk in tile shower, living room and dining room makeovers.  I'd share more but before you know it, I'd have their entire blog located in this post so best for you to pop over to check it out.  Warning:  Adorable BABY photos! He is sooo precious!

Thanks so much for sharing Jason & Abby!  You've done a FABULOUS job!  



Carla Marie said...

How fun to see Abby and Jason featured! Abby and I have been friends since Middle School. I love their new closet, still can't believe they did all that work while she was 7 months pregnant! Looks great Abby!

JC's Loft said...

I don't know which transformation I love more, holy cow those are awesome! I WANT THAT CLOSET! But that kitchen is pretty amazing to! Well done Abby and Jason : )


Holly said...

wow! great transformations!

Patricia Torres said...

thats an awesome makeover.. That closet is amazing.. My heart nearly skipped a beat. .!! Wow!

Lindsey said...

Exciting Abby! So fun to see you and Jason featured here after all your hard work. Next time I make it out to Michigan I want to come over so I can oooh and aaah over all the details. And cuddle that sweet baby of course!

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