The most inspiring renovation idea yet – My office.

When the renovations are going at lightning speed you often have to make really quick decisions. Luckily sometimes those decisions can be the best.

The house didn’t have a space for an office for me, so I had been playing around with the idea of getting an office out of the house. But I was also eyeing the large three car garage…


We really don’t need a three car garage.

It rarely rains in LA and we’ll never need all that space for storage.


Although since the renovations began the garage looks more like a storage unit for doors and old toilets.

But surely this can fit in a one car garage?

Decision made.


Two thirds of this messy garage would be turned in to a studio/office instead of a two story guesthouse.

The space would large enough to store a lot of inventory as well as be a “hangout” office.

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image via Rosa Beltran design

A happy creative space after working in temporary quarters way too long.

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image via Summer Thornton

With lots of room for everything.

But I was still not feeling inspired.


The walls started going up to divide the space but it was still a garage.

I wanted windows to see the fantastic view behind the garage. But I worried about the cost.

Then I remembered the double screen door we had removed from the former master bathroom and replaced with a picture window. It would surely give us needed natural light and the view.

Before we decided to install it Javier and I had one of our discussions. “I love the idea of a door there, but there is nothing there behind the garage to walk out to.”

“How about a wood deck?” Javier said.

In two seconds the decisions was made.

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The six foot wide door fit perfectly.


It gave the space more light.

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And as soon as the door went in…

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…this started happening.

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This is the only spot on the property that gets to enjoy the sunset.

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Image via Rosa Beltran

I can’t wait to create a fun office space where I we can have a glass of wine in the sunset after work…

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…and enjoy this magical view.





can’t wait to have a creative space with a deck


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