A doting husband who transformed a disused attic into a stunning walk-in closet for his wife has won high praise across social media for the impressive DIY project.
Rodolfo Cabrera, 40, from Maryland, built the bespoke monochrome closet in the home he shares with his wife Idaly, 37, and their daughter Josdallana.
Mr Cabrera, who owns his own construction company, revealed he spent between $25,000 and $30,000 creating the chic space, which is complete with custom storage, a cozy nook and plenty of space to store her accessories.
After: Rodolfo Cabrera, 40, from Maryland, created the bespoke monochrome closet, pictured, at the home he shares with his wife Idaly, 37, and their daughter Josdallana
Before: Mr Cabrera, who owns his own construction company, revealed he spent between $25,000 and $30,000 creating the breathtaking closet. Pictured, the attic before
Mr Cabrera explained he and his wife (pictured together) needed more space for their clothes
The transformation was shared on Twitter by Josdallana and has since made Mr Cabrera and his family social media stars, with hundreds of users desperate to recreate the design in their own homes.
Speaking about the transformation, Mr Cabrera, who owns Remodeling and Design LLC, said: ‘My workers helped me out and they got paid for the help. For the closet, I used 2×4 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.
The room is accessed by a floating staircase with surrounding lighting from the living space
The panelled grey wall adds texture to the room and is complete with hooks to hang coats and jackets
Rodolfo installed the shelves, made out of wooden planks, and painted the entire room in various shades of grey
The room features an abundance of rails and shelving to hang clothes and display accessories
‘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.’
The renovation took three weeks to complete and will be further improved once an air conditioning unit is added to help keep Mrs Cabrera cool.
The finished result shows granite worktops with grey cupboards and in-built lighting to accentuate shoes and handbags on display and is accessed by an incredible floating staircase.
To complete the look, Rodolfo accessorized the room with an orange accent chair and added grey panelling on one section of the wall to add texture.
The design, which is perfect for Mrs Cabrera’s 5ft frame, was widely praised on Twitter after Mr Cabrera’s daughter proudly posted before-and-after images of the transformation – racking up more than 439,700 likes in the process.
The space was transformed into a blank canvas where Rodolfo created a bespoke closet to match their needs
Rodolfo added a full-length mirror and completed the room with panelling and shelves for extra storage
The closet is accessorized with an accent orange chair with fur cushion and a coffee table
Josdallana received a slew of responses from users, many of whom said they wanted to find their own DIY husband who could build them their own walk-in wardrobe.
One said: ‘It was at this point .. that I knew I need a bob the builder typer husband.’
Another added: ‘Mothers tell your babies to marry a contractor!!! This is glorious.
‘While I’m over here YouTubing how to fix my garbage disposal. Got a cute single uncle????’
One expressed a desire to take matters into their own hands, asking Josdallana, ‘Does your dad give husband lessons? I wanna be like him.’
His daughter Josdallana posted the before and after on Twitter captioned: ‘Anyways my dad built my mom a closet in the attic’
The post garnered more than 439,000 likes with on fan claiming they ‘can’t even screw in a lightbulb’