When we expanded our home three years ago, we added a small studio above our garage. We wanted to add value by building a separate “granny” unit, and also provide a place for guests. The studio was intended as a source of future income. With its own small kitchen, it can be rented out to a tenant, or perhaps even turned into a vacation rental someday.
For the first two years after our remodel, this space was completely unfinished. Over the last year, we’ve slowly brought this space up to livability standards. We even had my folks staying with us while their house was on the market.
Since we are expecting a boatload of family and friends through the harvest season and holidays, it was high time I provided my guests with a comfortable space. This weekend I focused on the media wall. Formerly plain and sad, it is now organized and media friendly. I built my own media center by repurposing some bookshelves and adding a custom display ledge.
Here is the Before:
Here’s the After:
Here’s how I did it.