18 Jun 2015

Storage Unit Renovation in Tiny Architecture

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This is an amazing conversion of a 350 square foot (32.5m²) Storage Unit that is estimated to date back to the 1890s and located in Washington DC, 2 miles for the White House.  It is a wonderful highlight reel of a small renovation, as posted on imgur, with photographs and a brief description of each stage.  We have included all of the stages including a GIF Animation of the finished project from different angles, interior and exterior, at the bottom of the post.

01-Exterior-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Exterior, pre-renovation. initially constructed around 1890.
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02-Interior-re-pointing-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Interior, pre-renovation. bricks needed re-pointing and cleaning (not shown).
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03-Joists-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Joists, pre-renovation, generally in good shape.
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04-Cutting-in-skylights-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Cutting in skylights.
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05-Connecting-plumbing-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Connecting plumbing from adjacent unit.
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06-Connecting-plumbing-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Connecting plumbing from adjacent unit.
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07-Removing-uneven-concrete-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Removing old, uneven concrete, with proper protective gear.
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08-Old-concrete-removed-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Old concrete removed.
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09-New-concrete-laid-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
New concrete laid.
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10-Concrete-levelled-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Concrete levelled.
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11-Roughing-in-plumbing-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Roughing in plumbing.
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12-Loft-and-bathroom-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Framing for loft and bathroom.
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13-Removing-doors-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Removing exterior doors. these fetched $75 at the scrap metal place.
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14-Plumbing-installed-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Plumbing installed.
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15-New-exterior-door-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
New exterior door.
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16-Brick-facade-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
New brick fa├žade completed.
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17-Lights-and-insulation-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Lights installed and ready for insulation. found all cans and bulbs off CL for $500 and they were seven color LED. thought I had a great deal but then I learned that the control had been discontinued and needed to be specially made, causing months of delays.
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18-Insulation-sprayed-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Insulation sprayed.
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19-Drywall-installed-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Drywall installed.
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20-Ikea-kitchen-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Ikea kitchen.
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21-Ladder-Barnes-and-Noble-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
With first ladder, re-purposed from a Barnes and Noble.
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22-Functional-not-finished-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Functional at this point, but not finished.
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23-Metalworker-made-ladder-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Local artist - metalworker made a new ladder.
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New ladder installed.
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25-Finished-unit-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Finished unit.
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26-Glass-enclosure-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
With glass enclosure around the loft.
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27-Lounge-area-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Lounge area.
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28-Bathroom-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Bathroom.
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bathroom.
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2 in 1 washer and dryer raised the counter height, but its nice to have in there.
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31-Finished-kitchen-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
Finished kitchen.
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32-GIF-Animation-imgur-Storage-Unit-Renovation-in-Tiny-Architecture-www-designstack-co
GIF Animation of the finished project.
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